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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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"What proves that it was Rosanna's nightgown?" I objected.
"If it had been Miss Verinder's nightgown, she would have had to buy lace, and frilling, and Lord knows what besides; and she wouldn't have had time to make it in one night.
"Would you please show me other hand-made things nightgowns, chemises, and such things, and tell me the prices you pay?"
"Look at your night-gown, if you don't believe me," Solomon said, and with staring eyes Peter looked at his nightgown, and then at the sleeping birds.
"It was leaving the farm, and putting up lunch in a basket, and a little riding and a little steam cars, and we carried our nightgowns."
Her figure looked singularly tall and imposing as she stood in her long white nightgown, a thick cable of twisted dark hair hanging straight down her back to her waist.
In the Scottish nursery rhyme, who runs through the town in his nightgown? 4.
Robe, $172; nightgown, $140; SEA CUP AND UP, 1810 S.
I used to watch it in my Lanz nightgown that my grandma Sadie gave me for Christmas.
The annual nightgown parade and, left, TV antiques expert Caroline Hawley was in Staithes for the event
Madam Wesseh says the only thing she took out of her house during the incident was a nightgown and she has been sleeping from one place to another along with her dozen children and grandchildren.