American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The time of sunset.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Sunset; sunsetting.
- n. A hat with a wide brim intended to protect the eyes.
- n. US sunset
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The setting of the sun; sunset.
- n. A kind of broad-brimmed sun hat worn by women.
- n. the time in the evening at which the sun begins to fall below the horizon
- sun + down (Wiktionary)
“A classic stroll at sundown is along the malecón, which stretches for miles along the Gulf of Mexico to the outlying suburbs.”
“Yes | No | Report from Reid Jones wrote 39 weeks 2 hours ago people that take shots after dark during deer season. it's obviously 20 minutes past sundown, which is VERY illegal, and i'm still hearing gun shots every so often. ticks me off how people are stupid like that. another deer hunting one, i hate sooners! if you can't wait to hunt in the legal time, you shouldn't be hunting at all.”
“But then what firefighters and what Kara was reporting was right before the sunsets we get what's known as sundown winds or sundowner winds, and that happens because we get a decrease in relatively humidity with a rise in temperature at the end of the day.”
“WHITE: Well, the problem here is that if this fire is allowed to get into this canyon and we get that condition known as a sundown, those down canyon winds.”
“Also, you know, year ago they were called sundown towns, as in if you're black you want to be out by sundown.”
“OPPENHEIM: Our story on Vidor, Texas, depicted a place with very few African-American residents, a place that, in the '50s and' 60s, was known as sundown town, where African-Americans were warned not to be caught after dark.”
“It used to be known as a sundown town where blacks didn't dare go out at night.”
“CAFFERTY: At sundown, which is when you can get a real nasty burn, as we all know.”
“We were to start a little after sundown, that is, within an hour, and, having made ready my own baggage and assisted Higgs with his, we went to look for Orme and Quick, whom we found very busy in one of the rooms of an unroofed house.”
“The wind dropped at sundown, if it could be called sundown, when that day they had only had some hours of glow over the icy rampart that shut them in.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘sundown’.
we are all just passing through.
(boundaries, portals and liminal spaces/times)
Favorite time-related words.
These chromonyms are defined as colors in at least one dictionary (mostly MW3). (Actually there's one fake, for reasons I'll explain someday.) They are all one-word nouns such as "kelly", which can...
Listening to this as an audio book for the second time. Tim O'Brien uses simple words and phrases to great effect. Very few unfamilar and big words . The writing style reminds me of words from Joh...
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...
Looking for tweets for sundown.