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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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But it also may be that in drenching ourselves in artificial light we have forfeited a unique way of belonging to the world, through a fertile field of nighted consciousness that a medieval proverb characterized as the "mother of thoughtes.
LAOIS were last nighted booted out of the Walsh Cup hurling tournament.
Keats's poetic self-crippling renders intensity from experiences that would otherwise cut people off from feeling, making people oblivious to a finer sensation that might be teased into existence: "The feel of not to feel" fleeting joys in "Drear Nighted December"; the unheard melodies of "spirit ditties of no tone"; and "death intenser--Death is Life's high mead" of "Why did I laugh tonight?