Part of speech: noun

A time of rest taken at noon.

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Usage examples "nooning":

  1. During the " nooning" lunch was eaten in the cutting, and while they were sitting quiet a singular vibration of the earth could be felt. - "Down the Slope", James Otis.
  2. After a long nooning they pushed on until nearly sunset. - "The Pines of Lory", John Ames Mitchell.
  3. But he supposed they came, when they did come, at night, or sometimes, perhaps, when he was taking his nooning. - "The Magician's Show Box and Other Stories", Lydia Maria Child.