Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Daybreak.

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Examples

  • Next morning we started out at cocklight; we two on horseback, the King on an ambling mule.

    The Bull From The Sea

  • Next morning my eyes opened before cocklight, and I lay awake ashamed.

    The King Must Die

  • 'My child,' I said, 'I have had a dream, sent I don't doubt by some god or other, that you went to the grove before cocklight, to do your duty to the Goddess with the first of the day.

    The King Must Die

  • And Ernest drove him in to Ashburton, at cocklight of a stormy day, and was going in again that evening to meet his uncle and fetch him home.

    The Torch and Other Tales

  • But very early in the morning -- before cocklight it was -- your great-grandfather came downstairs to see that Wesley had a cup of tea before his early start onward.

    The Measure of a Man

  • It was in my mind to say, "Be on my ship before cocklight, and with the dawn we will be away.

    The King Must Die

  • "From cocklight to the dim, Harry, there is always something needing my care.

    The Measure of a Man

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