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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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The landslide in the village of Raikomol, Jalal-Abad oblast last nighted killed three families of 16 people.The mass of the landslide is 160 thousand cubic meters.
Our flight school's head of maintenance noted, "Any other aircraft company would have over nighted us a new one and taken the old one back." As a result, we lost weeks of revenue because we couldn't teach any instrument students.