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- n. The dawn
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The dawn.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The dawn of day; dawn.
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With that morbid wilfulness of temper which marks the passions of man aroused beyond the restraints of right reason, he determined that the negro should have his opportunity; and, changing his plans, he set forth the next morning before day-peep, obviously for the purpose of hunting.
But quick, McKewn; I've got a stretch of bad riding to do yit before day-peep. "