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  • n. Attributive form of ten o'clock

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A plant, the star-of-Bethlehem. See under star.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The common starof-Bethlehem, Ornithogalum umbellatum: so called from the tardy opening of the flowers. Compare four-o'clock.


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  • That is, I have adopted this attitude until ten-o'clock Monday night when I panic and start to cram everthing I can find into the interstices of my already crammed luggage... but for now my confidence feels good.

    We're up to our ears in #@*%!!! (but we're doin' fine... for the most part...)

  • I looked up to see my client, the man with whom I had a ten-o'clock appointment.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • With a dry rustle and a clearing of the throat, the ancient machinery of the church clock gathered itself and launched into its ten-o'clock strike.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • The story wasn't through playing out in videotape and words breathlessly spoken by a wide-eyed field reporter on the ten-o'clock news, posing outside the ratty soundstage, whose walls were decorated in Technicolor tagging full of gang signs, sexual bragging, and a gallery of misspelled words in two languages, when I pulled over the phone and auto-dialed.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • When the ten-o'clock news aired, it would be a different story.

    Laura's Baby

  • It was on the ten-o'clock news and then again at eleven, the Double Ready burning like the devil's own bonfire.


  • The four of us left the office and went down the hall, Kathy prattling about how she and Rob didn't think the new comedian in the ten-o'clock slot was going to work out.

    The Shape of Dread

  • Her trunk had gone to the station, her bag was packed, and everything was ready to catch the ten-o'clock train for New York.

    Nan Sherwood at Palm Beach Or Strange Adventures Among The Orange Groves

  • Take the ten-o'clock train, and get back as soon as you can.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 32, June, 1860

  • Before leaving the summit we held a conversation with the aged priest through an interpreter, and, retracing our steps, drove to the rest house for a ten-o'clock breakfast made up of coffee and rolls; then, returning to our temporary home in Anuradhapura, we pronounced the morning's excursion a success.

    Travels in the Far East


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