from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See shift, n., 6.
  • n. A shift or shirt used to sleep in: so called in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.


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  • At one point, the company was so overwhelmed with shipping orders that Mr. Croak sent out a plea for night-shift workers on Facebook.

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  • Before me, one mature able-bodied labourer had done the day shift and another equally mature able-bodied labourer had done the night-shift.

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  • William Petersen originally played night-shift entomologist Gil Grissom.

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  • Mr. Dodge, whose first automotive job was as a night-shift manager in the former Rover Cowley plant, joined Nissan in 1984 and spent the next 26 years at the company's U.K. operations.

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  • Standing behind his microphone, looking down at his notes, Noory discusses the Hubble repairs, the woes at Chrysler, the conviction of a man who had been carving up cadavers and selling them, and a study on health risks for night-shift workers.

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  • The prospect of the new law motivated Raul Garcia, president of the Flint Firefighters Union, to put forward a list of new concessions, including increasing payments toward health-care premiums and giving up holiday pay, night-shift premiums and food allowances.

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  • Had it come after dark, he fears, his night-shift workers might not have seen how big a wave was headed their way.

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  • There was a night-shift working at the mill, so it was agreed that we would be put on that shift, the guards were more relaxed at night and less of them, a lot of girls worked nights and they would spend hours talking to them.

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  • The night-shift workers were trapped about 150 meters below the surface after the cave-in happened early in the day in a southern coastal region near the Peruvian border.


  • After breaking up with his girlfriend, aspiring artist Ben Willis (Sean Biggerstaff) develops insomnia and takes a night-shift job at a supermarket to pass the hours.

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