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NIGHT. That space of time during which the sun is below the horizon of the earth, except, that short space which precedes its rising and follows its setting, during which, by its light, the countenance of a man may be discerned. I Hale, P. C. 550; 3 Inst. 63; 4 Bl. Com. 224; 1 Hawk. P. C. 101; 3 Chit. Cr. Law, 1093; 2 Leach, 710; Bac. Ab. Burglary, D; 2 East, P. C. 509; 2 Russ. Cr. 32; Rosc. Cr. Ev. 278; 7 Dane's Ab. 134.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Pakistan had resumed at 304-4 in the hope that Misbah and night-watchman Yasir Shah would survive the second new ball which West Indies took at the start of play.
Night-watchman Anderson said: "It was probably a good day to be watching but a pretty nerve-wracking one for the players.
Huw made a fantastic 54 in 169 balls batting as night-watchman in our first innings and stood up bravely to everything the Surrey bowlers had to offer.
But the boot was on the other foot when night-watchman Anderson refused a single on the penultimate ball of the third day and then saw Paul Collingwood dismissed from the day's final delivery to give the hosts a huge boost.