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  • n. The start of the fifth hour of the day in both the 12-hour and the 24-hour clock; 4:00.


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  • "The whitewashed adobe was velvety cool to the touch, and the mild draught through the tiles and the gaps between walls and roof kept the air fresh. In a miniature fenced compound before the house his wife grew a few flowers, four o'clocks and African marigolds, lovingly cosseted with used water."

    - 'The São Francisco', Germaine Greer in The Madwoman's Underclothes.

    September 1, 2008