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Numerous lamps were lighted in the trees, making the gardens bright as noon.

At about noon we found some water in a gully by scratching a hole, but it was quite salt.

There is a coolness amid all the heat, a mildness in the blazing noon.

The slave-hunter was sent for and came with his pack of dogs that same day about noon.

They loved the trees for the shadow that they cast, and the forest for its silence at noon.

It was a Sunday, and we got to the place about noon, for we started early.

She did not see him in the morning, but at noon she encountered him in the hall.

If you come and get me out of it by noon tomorrow, I'll go with you.

It was near noon when we reached the entrance to the garden.

All these things shimmered and flickered and wavered in the mirage of noon.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-12c., non "midday, 12 o'clock p.m., midday meal," from Old English non "3 o'clock p.m., the ninth hour," also "the canonical hour of nones," from Latin nona hora "ninth hour" of daylight, by Roman reckoning about 3 p.m., from nona, fem. singular of nonus "ninth" (see nones). Sense shift from "3 p.m." to "12 p.m." began during 12c., when time of Church prayers shifted from ninth hour to sixth hour, or perhaps because the customary time of the midday meal shifted, or both. The shift was complete by 14c. (cf. same evolution in Dutch noen).

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