Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Glimmering or imperfect light; twilight.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare Glimmering or imperfect light.

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  • noun glimmering or imperfect light

Etymologies

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owl +‎ light

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  • Twilight, dusk; dim or poor light. Usually this is owl-light. OED has one reference to it without the hyphen: "1776 M. DELANY in Autobiogr. & Corr. (1862) 2nd Ser. II. 213, I must finish to-morrow, for I have written thus far by owllight."

    May 15, 2009