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  • n. Dawn; sunrise; the moment at which the sun can first be seen on the horizon.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the first light of day


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  • The first light siftings of snow were washed away by frigid downpours that changed to sleet or freezing rain with the cooling temperatures of evening.

    The Clan of the Cave Bear

  • As it grew lighter, with first light at 0330 hours, the fields overlooking the plain of Rastatt were the scenes of toil - men and machines digging for their very lives in the dedicated endeavour to get below ground level and hidden from view in a fighting posture, before the enemy put in an appearance.

    First Clash

  • It was 4 A.M. James Carlton had timed his escape for long enough before it got light so that he could get away in the dark, but close enough to first light so that he would not have to walk too far in the dark.

    the dirty duck

  • A Roman writer describes the situation concisely: and having hastily found a suitable guide from among the Picentine prisoners, he Spartacus made his way hidden in the Eburian Hills to Nares Lucanae and from there at first light he reached Forum Annii.

    The Spartacus War

  • When Papa Company rolled in, there was but 30 minutes to first light and still only stragglers of November Company had turned up, each vehicle having to be extracted from the sub-unit it had become intermingled with and sent its separate way towards its destination on the right flank.

    First Clash

  • But a heavy rain fell during the passage across the North Sea and when, at first light on the twenty-fifth, the seaplanes were hoisted over the side, a fresh cloudburst prevented four of the six from rising off the water.

    Castles of Steel

  • It was first light when Spartacuss men reached the little town of Forum Annii.

    The Spartacus War

  • The fat man, who was called Mister Patrick Harper and was Sharpe's companion on this voyage, had expressed the exact same sentiment at dawn when, as their ship crept on a small wind to the island's anchorage, the first light had revealed the unappealing landscape.

    Sharpe's Devil

  • Dear Group, I arise at first light with the sound of the ocean in my suite.

    Isabel’s Bed

  • By the time the sun cast its first light over the plains, Alfred was out with the two drays and a wagon, searching for Sage.

    Plain Language


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