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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GLOAMING

The goats have gathered round me as I sit musing in the gloaming.

It uplifted his soul, like soft music in the gloaming, or a woman's face.

Man, hurry home before the gloaming betrays you to the dark.

It was in the gloaming, and the little sitting-room was warm and cosy.

She twisted a piece of paper into a spill, and put an end to the gloaming.

There was no mistaking who it was waiting there in the gloaming.

Lasst Midsummer Day aa was on t' Shanmoor road, i' t' gloaming.

But he forgot that later as they rode home through the gloaming.

I perched a turkey in the gloaming and roasted him over a small fire.

The moon is clouded over, but her silvery sheen is replaced by a gloaming of grey.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English glomung "twilight," formed (probably on model of æfning "evening") from glom "twilight," related to glowan "to glow" (hence "glow of sunrise or sunset"), from Proto-Germanic *glo- (see glow (v.)). Fell from currency except in Yorkshire dialect, but preserved in Scotland and reintroduced by Burns and other Scottish writers after 1785.

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