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  • n. a watch during the night (as from midnight to 8 a.m.)


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  • In the midwatch of this night he happened to rub shoulders with Pierre Fontaine, none other than head man of Karen Sayther's voyageurs.


  • It was the still midwatch of a clear moonlight night; the stars, he says, were twinkling as fire in the high vault of heaven: and “Cynthia rinsing her golden locks in Aquarius.”

    The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon

  • Coyote had talked to the midwatch TFCC crew and made sure that they all knew the laser incident was strictly hush-hush.


  • Tonight, as I was reciting my midwatch prayers before taking to my bed, a visitor came to my chambers.

    Chosen Of The Gods

  • It was past midwatch now, morning closer than sunset, but the Emissary looked neither tired nor disheveled.

    Chosen Of The Gods

  • “Sure you can, or at least you ought to if you got the midwatch.”

    Pressure Point

  • Shell craters brim with rainwater, gleaming in the lights of midwatch work crews clearing debris.

    Gravity's Rainbow

  • The midwatch, two nights after refueling in the Gulf of Oman, and the night after passing the mins of the Pak - istani city, Gwardar: Kurt and Gregor were on the port wing, ostensibly taking star sights.

    The Heirs of Babylon

  • Kurt, exhausted as always after the midwatch, signed the watch over to Brecht and started for his compartment.

    The Heirs of Babylon

  • Zeb and I had the midwatch at the south Palace portal that night.

    The Past Through Tomorrow


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