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  • We could work on your exact text tonight, do the broadcast first thing in the morning, and probably have you freed by midnoon.

    DEEP DOMAIN

  • It is as if, in the midnoon of a god-given day of golden spring, they should hug a black umbrella down about their heads and cry aloud, "Behold, there is no sun!"

    The Theory of the Theatre

  • That night, we came to an isle, which he called Spur-kite land, because we found there great store of such a kind of bird in shape, but very delicate, of which we killed and roasted many; staying there till the next day midnoon (8th October), when we departed thence.

    Sir Francis Drake Revived. Paras. 100-199

  • On the summer solstice, June 22, midnoon of the arctic summer and the longest day of the year, it snowed all night; but a week later the weather seemed almost tropical, and we all suffered from the heat, strange though it seems to say it.

    The North Pole Its Discovery in 1909 under the auspices of the Peary Arctic Club

  • Never was he apart from Hylas, not when midnoon was high in heaven, not when Dawn with her white horses speeds upwards to the dwelling of Zeus, not when the twittering nestlings look towards the perch, while their mother flaps her wings above the smoke-browned beam; and all this that the lad might be fashioned to his mind, and might drive a straight furrow, and come to the true measure of man.

    Theocritus Bion and Moschus Rendered into English Prose

  • Whence their deep disks burn at rich midnoon afire with pride,

    A Midsummer Holiday and Other Poems

  • And the snow in the mirky midnoon across the lealand drive.

    The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs

  • A 'mousing owl' would have seen better at midnoon than to have done it.

    The Complete Works of Whittier

  • It was midnoon, and many miles had been passed, when the banker turned down a green lane and quickened his pace.

    Ernest Maltravers — Volume 04

  • Along the road, where it runs beneath a steep, there are high ridges, covered with trees, -- the dew of midnight damping the earth, far towards midnoon.

    Passages from the American Notebooks, Volume 1

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