from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The evening between twilight and bedtime.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The early part of the night, from dark until bedtime; evening.
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And one thing there was that I perceived held the Lady Mirdath all that dear fore-night; and this was, indeed, the way that I had my pleasure so easy with the three foot-pads.