American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The approach of darkness; dusk.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fall of night; the close of the day; evening.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The close of the day; the arrival of the night; the period at and just after dusk.
- n. the time of day immediately following sunset
- From night + fall. (Wiktionary)
“Since, on the Jewish calendar, the day begins at nightfall of the previous evening, we count the omer for tomorrow's date tonight, after nightfall~ ` ~ ”
“When the full moon rises and the sphinx moth, hidden all day, hovers into the twilight between smoky blurs of wings, in midair she spools loose her tongue, and dips her body into the grail cup of the fumes for which to be the sphinx at nightfall is to yearn.”
“And when it was again nightfall, I came to myself and saw Ali bin Bakkar and the women and men of his household weeping over him, for he was stretched out without sense or motion.”
“•Bill Stiver stalks wild boars after nightfall from the Appalachian Trail.”
“The outline of Palácio da Pena (Palace of Sorrow) at nightfall is spellbinding – and I’m sure Tadpole would love to see photos of the perfect fairytale palace … happyforyou |”
“Now that it is nightfall, that is most likely going to taper off because of safety for the pilots, but I can still hear at least one helicopter up there continuing to make drops here.”
“So many times they hit at nightfall, which is worse because you don't know what's flying through the air or coming at you.”
“Then the idea, the vision that had come to him two hours before, came back to him, clear and complete at nightfall, that is, at the moment when the concierge was in the second wing of the building, he mounted to”
“Kafir maid on a pleasant afternoon is not troubled by the prospect of being baked at nightfall, which is a long way off, especially when it is”
“Then the idea, the vision that had come to him two hours before, came back to him, clear and complete at nightfall, that is, at the moment when the concierge was in the second wing of the building, he mounted to Caffie's apartment without being seen, and with this knife he cut his throat.”
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we are all just passing through.
(boundaries, portals and liminal spaces/times)
words that end in fall
Includes any intangible conceivable independently of Hom. Sap.
The Velvetine Ruffians
And while we're on the subject, here's a poem I found many years ago, and still love, about a certain kind of twilight.
TO THE BIRDS
today before night came the sky...
Criteria of a word to be placed on list: no simple words like if or the, and it must be a word i love.
words that evoke magic, mystery, mayhem, magnificence or anything else that glimmers in the grass
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