gloaming

Part of speech: noun

The twilight.

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Usage examples "gloaming":

  1. For a long time they gazed at the gloaming landscape, and spake not. - "Hyperion", Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
  2. At nights the prairie was lit up with the orange- red glow of burning straw piles, their fan- shaped reflections thrust high in the heavens, while the jingle of trace- chains, the rumble of wagons, and the plaintive steam whistles which came through the gloaming from other outfits than our own brought a strange sense of the worthiness of work well done. - "Neighbours", Robert Stead.
  3. If you would not have two little children go hungry all winter, you will meet me by the planting at Hallows Brig in the gloaming to- morrow. - "The League of the Leopard", Harold Bindloss.