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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.

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It was one of my best moments on a cricket field, seeing Jimmy not help out his mate as a night-watchman.
10pm) The team tries to determine the significance of a south-pointing compass found on the body of a dead night-watchman.
But Dalrymple posted his fourth half-century for Glamorgan and together with night-watchman Ryan Watkins, guided Glamorgan through to 221 for four at the close.
Younus and night-watchman Mohammad Asif took Pakistan to 146 for three by the close, leaving 278 runs needed today to win.
Pearce, City manager for two years, said: "I was probably the first footballing night-watchman.