How To Use Dusk In A Sentence

  • It is patent that dusk found them weary and worn, plodding and wading silently "homewards," shovel on shoulder, across four or five kilos of desolate mud; falling and tripping over stagnant bodies, masses of tangled wire, bricks and jagged wood-work everywhere impeding progress. Norman Ten Hundred A Record of the 1st (Service) Bn. Royal Guernsey Light Infantry
  • The spirit of a soldier of the Truth entered into me; weary as I was, I rushed from the dusky corner where I had been hidden in the twilight, ran to the altar, and held up my hand with my hymn-book as I began to repeat an address that had often silenced the papistic mummers in England. In the Wrong Paradise
  • The crunch leaves of autumn had shrivelled and the sun was a lazy, dusky peach colour.
  • The light within the eave was a dusky twilight at the entrance, which failed altogether in the inner recesses. The Antiquary
  • The night of the dance dawned - or should I say dusked?
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  • The dusky pademelon is the only macropodid (kangaroo) found in the Banda Sea islands (Kai), although it is also found in the Aru Islands and the Trans Fly of New Guinea. Banda Sea Islands moist deciduous forests
  • The bracken was turning to the dusky gold of a fine autumn.
  • The dusky salamander lives in the southern Appalachian Mountains, and likes to stay at home.
  • Rima's dusky ayah, Asha, at eighteen almost a child herself, makes up the required third player in their games.
  • Overhead, in the amethyst dusk above the Viennese Altstadt, Steel City was an evening star.
  • Look at those hollyhocks, like pyramids of roses; those garlands of the convolvulus major of all colours, hanging around that tall pole, like the wreathy hop-bine; those magnificent dusky cloves, breathing of the Spice Islands; those flaunting double dahlias; those splendid scarlet geraniums, and those fierce and warlike flowers the tiger-lilies. Our Village
  • They lapped against the outspread hands of a solitary girl, whose dusky hair rose and fell with the water.
  • Colour is important from dusky pastels through to the darkest hues.
  • The town walls melted into pink, families promenaded in the cooler air of dusk, and for a moment I seriously considered taking up a career in sardine fishing.
  • To stay bite-free, said Brandi Moritz with the Platte County Health Department, residents can treat standing water with mosquito larvicide briquettes, put on repellant, wear long sleeves and avoid being outdoors from dusk to dawn when the mosquitoes bite most. KansasCity.com: Front Page
  • The bed itself was framed in dark ebony, its dusky twists spiraling towards the ceiling, while the rest of the room was swathed in black and shades of maroon and blood red.
  • And at winter dusk, sky and snow are bathed in delicate colours which linger for hours.
  • It is said that the duo perfected this play while working as life guards at Cedar Point, in Sandusky, Ohio. Five People Born on March 4 | myFiveBest
  • Although there is a little train which can take you around, we found the dusk walks more interesting, with only a ditch (which disappeared in the dark) to separate us from the animals which were just metres away ... such as cheetahs, giraffes, hippos, rhinos, tapirs, hyenas, etc. TravelPod.com TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at TravelPod.com
  • It is believed that predation by non-native red foxes was the primary reason for the extinction of the dusky pademelon on mainland Australia.
  • For here was a trailing line of jog-trotting dusky shapes, some crouching on dwarf ponies half their size, some trailing lances, lodge-poles, rifles, women and children after them, all moving with a monotonous rhythmic motion as marked as the military precision of the other cavalcade, and always on a parallel line with it. Tales of Trail and Town
  • Only a handful of endangered species, such as the Tecopa pupfish, the longjaw cisco, and the dusky seaside sparrow, have ever been taken off the list because they went extinct.
  • The box contains a bank of small lenses that track the sun from dawn to dusk. Times, Sunday Times
  • However, Paul Butler is never too busy to stop and enjoy the simple pleasure of gazing into the distance at dusk.
  • Its impressive network of canals may lack the gondolas of its Italian sister, but the view at dusk is pretty and romantic while standing on any number of foot paths and bridges dotting the city. Magda Abu-Fadil: The Other Face of Hamburg (PHOTOS)
  • As he rode along the lanes, his nostrils filled with the heady scent of elderflowers, and the air was alive with stag beetles whose chunky black bodies whirred defiantly through the dusk.
  • Oaxaca the sun had set just a few hours ago and the city was cloaked in the blue half-light of dusk.
  • A dusk of midges danced above but their features were set like grim tutelaries. At Swim, Two Boys
  • There were a few skimmers still moving about in the harbor and their sleek bodies glowed in the red dusk light.
  • Even when, later still, the general's eager hand, stretching forth for the dusky flagon (it was sacrilege to sweep away those insignia of age and respectability), managed to capsize the candelabrum and sent the fluid "adamantine" spattering a treasured table-cloth (how quick the dash of the young trooper's hand upon the flame -- and its extinction!), a gentle smile was the sole rebuke, followed by a "Thank you, Mr. Harris. Tonio, Son of the Sierras A Story of the Apache War
  • They would press on well into dusk, when spunkie lights rose from the hedgerows and swales and danced in the ground-mists, until they reached a suitable castle or large manor house, whose resident windvoice had received advance notice from the Royal Alchymist of the king’s imminent arrival. Conqueror's Moon
  • Shelley saw how, as the sun faded among the trees just as we would see it now: ‘pallid evening twines its beaming hair in duskier braids around the languid eyes of day: silence and twilight, unbeloved of men, creep hand in hand’.
  • We are standing in a spacious kitchen painted a dusky pink colour that, were it a lipstick or nail varnish, would be called Plum Beautiful or Berry Sorbet.
  • Rather call the dusky and dark-haired Twilight, whose pensive face is limned against the western hills, by the name of that fierce and fervid Noon that stands erect under the hot zenith, instinct with the red blood of a thousand summers, casting her glittering tresses abroad upon the south-wind, and holding in her hands the all-unfolded rose of life. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 16, February, 1859
  • Colour is a notable feature of the interior and comes in many hues of dusky pink through to violet. Times, Sunday Times
  • In the dusk we walked out onto a little bridge to watch birds, and in the stilly evening, out over the lake an alpen horn began to play.
  • Such is Commerce, which shakes the cocoa-nut and bread-fruit tree in the remotest isle, and sooner or later dawns on the duskiest and most simple-minded savage. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
  • The island was enveloped in the shades of dusk and the wind from the sea was extremely cold.
  • Make sure you hurry back before dusk. Times, Sunday Times
  • It is similar to the outdoors Red Hot Poker but its colour, a dusky pink, is much less aggressive.
  • But belike this duskiness will clear presently, and then at least we shall know whither we be going; and we may either turn back, or seek some other shelter, for I know the lake well; I know, I know. The Water of the Wondrous Isles
  • Wren, the daughter of a southern chieftain slain in battle by Alobar's predecessor, was even duskier. La insistencia de Jürgen Fauth
  • Here we report an 8-year study of this system in a tropical passerine bird, the dusky antbird.
  • He sat in complete duskiness on his side of the room.
  • Among those buried in the cinders are the dusky-eyed heroine and her friend mother. The Iron Trail
  • Dusk was setting in, and the horizon completely was obscured in haze.
  • It is dusk now; only the street lights pick out the low hills of the Cotswolds against an indigo sky. Times, Sunday Times
  • At dusk, as darkness is falling, small red or yellow lights are twinkling in the dark-blue autumn mist.
  • Dancers, madly dancing; silhouetted druidic gestures; pale ass-cleft of hippie maiden, vibrant in the dusk. Woodstock Nation
  • While Emily kept her eyes fixed on the spot, she saw the door move, and then slowly open, and perceived something enter the room, but the extreme duskiness prevented her distinguishing what it was. The Mysteries of Udolpho
  • The man bore dusky skin, dark brown hair with a long, thick ponytail, and an impressive broad sword sheathed within the scabbard upon his back.
  • Dusk fades on the main drag of one of the city's toughest precincts and the cops on duty expect to be busy.
  • And the holiday isn't any old holiday like going on camping and having to poo in a bucket, it's a six star pamper from dawn till dusk where the hardest thing they have to do all day is remember to put some suncream on?
  • As dusk fell, the Gandhi Park grounds were set aglow as hundreds of candles were lit to commemorate the occasion.
  • The trilogy represents raft, shelter and spires and moves from dusk through night to dawn.
  • Here is revealed one of the foremost of the causes which made the belief of the Dark Age in the numerous appearances of ghosts and devils so common and so intense that it gave currency to the notion that the swarming spirits of purgatory were disembogued from dusk till dawn. The Destiny of the Soul A Critical History of the Doctrine of a Future Life
  • He lay hidden near the gate till he saw my father come, in the dusk, from hunting, when he fell upon him and slew him, and forced an entrance -- the nithing! The Ward of King Canute; a romance of the Danish conquest
  • At dusk we sat on the porch, in the faint blown scent of old rose. LEARNING TO TALK: SHORT STORIES
  • Colours are a delicious mix of crushed raspberry and pale dusky pink. Times, Sunday Times
  • … So: dusk in the frozen lake of a city park, skating behind the puffy red earmuffs and the fluttering yellow ringlets of a strange shikse teaches me the meaning of the word longing… Forgive me luxuriating, but these are probably the most poignant hours of my life I'm talking about. Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph
  • Nightjars are coming out at dusk in woodland glades. Times, Sunday Times
  • He watched the yellow cabs sink into soulful dusk, that particular spendthrift light that falls dyingly on Park Avenue in the hour before people take leave of the office and become husbands and wives again, or whatever people become in whatever murmurous words when evenings grow swift and whispered. Underworld
  • He was probably off to meet the dusky maiden when he returned to his chalet.
  • The greenflies and midges are being drawn by the heatwave and the diner's lights at dusk. The Sun
  • As dusk became night time, the crowd lit candles and tied flowers to lampposts. The Sun
  • Observations have been made of groups of up to twenty dusky broadbills building a single nest.
  • Hawthorne as a soft-marrowed dweller in the dusk, fostering his own shyness and fearing to take the rubs of common men, pray look well at all this. A Study of Hawthorne
  • He finally turned to her, shook his head slowly from side to side and swung back to contemplate the dusk.
  • The sink and toilet and enormous bath, complete with tiled steps, were all black while the porcelain floor and wall tiles were a dusky rose veined with cream.
  • Charlie Northrup drove his car to the Biondo farm at dusk to keep his appointment with Jack.
  • The hedonistic pleasures of languor and warmth - going lightly dressed, swimming in balmy seas at dusk, talking and drinking under the stars - are just as appealing.
  • This one has sprays of dusky pink flowers with frilly edges. Times, Sunday Times
  • It was dusk and that just defined the dark, sombre, funereal feeling of the time. Times, Sunday Times
  • As dusk fell, bats began to fly between the trees.
  • I could smell popcorn, candy floss and dusk in the air, and I was enjoying every moment of it.
  • At dusk bunches of these tireless birds rise so high that they become mere crescentic specks in the darkening sky.
  • A simple, extremely elegant dusky pink open flower with slightly ruffled petals. Times, Sunday Times
  • T was growing dusk when we left Vosnesenia for the Dukhobor saw-mill, our next stage on the journey northward. Janey Canuck in the West
  • When dusk had come, Wade put his shovel aside and moved down the slope to the dock.
  • With shadows lengthening, there was only 90 minutes until dusk. Times, Sunday Times
  • _Tréhala_ (fig. 2) consists of cocoons of an ovoid or globular form, about 3/4 of an inch in length; their inner surface is composed of a smooth, hard, dusky layer, external to which is a thick, rough, tuberculated coating of a greyish-white colour and earthy appearance. Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3 Zoology
  • I have tried sarcasm, pathos, statistics, rude and crass personal ad hominem attacks, but they don't see.", he said to himself as he rose over the esker and spotted the village as dusk creeped forward. "Americans Like Big Government: They just don't really know it yet."
  • Fortune was not overkind, but his 'virtues and pious intentions may be read ... shining too gloriously to be dusked by misfortune.' Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts
  • It is dusk now; only the street lights pick out the low hills of the Cotswolds against an indigo sky. Times, Sunday Times
  • At dusk, I like sitting on the bank of the Grand Canal listening to the soft splashes of water against the ancient Venetian stones.
  • It was a hot, still morning, when everything outdoors shone brightly, and all indoors was dusked with coolness and colour. The Trespasser
  • The UNSC prowler Dusk hovered in the shadow zone of the fourth planet's moon.
  • However I was the only one playing over the age of 10. tanyabook: My nephew's toon is lvl 5 and he has decided he wants to go to duskwood. Fashion World of SL
  • From sundown on Friday until dusk on Sunday they will be in ‘character,’ dressed and speaking in the language of the 19th century soldier.
  • Other rare birds are Fraser's eagle owl Bubo poensis, white-bellied robin chat Cossypher roberti, Grauer's warbler Graueria vittata, short-tailed warbler Hemitasia neumanni, yellow-eyed black flycatcher Melaenornis ardesiaca, montane double-collared sunbird Nectarinia ludovicenis and dusky twinspot Clytospiza cinereoinacea. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
  • Dawn to dusk, each hour, Patricio would guide twenty pilgrims to the cave while the others queued up, seeking shade under every leafless cactus and scrubby tree near the chain. The Calling
  • We arrived shortly before dusk and dropped off our bags at the temple.
  • SANDUSKY - The owner of a small group of auto dealerships in Sandusky has found a creative use for more than 100 of its "cash for clunkers" clunkers while he waits for the government to hold up its end of the bargain. undefined
  • Galápagos sharks, hammerheads, blues, duskies - all of their distinctive fins are jammed into black burlap sacks that pile to the ceiling.
  • Her four bridesmaids wore long dusky rose pink dresses. Times, Sunday Times
  • As he stood up against the fading light of the dusk, the hard trek was behind.
  • Only pop them on at dusk and night when they'll have the most effect. The Sun
  • The fall blooming crocus add delightful lavender color to the duskier colors of turning fall foliage. October Bloom Day-New Friends And Old-Blog Action Day 2009 « Fairegarden
  • The tree trunks are melting into the forest at dusk
  • When, however, the little insignificant figure we have described approached so nigh as to receive some interruption from the warders, he dashed his dusky green turban from his head, showed that his beard and eyebrows were shaved like those of a professed buffoon, and that the expression of his fantastic and writhen features, as well as of his little black eyes, which glittered like jet, was that of a crazed imagination. The Talisman
  • It played over the pinks and dusky rose, the burgundies and clarets and smoky blues of the chairs and rugs. DREAMS OF INNOCENCE
  • A hope that one day, the dusky, beautiful God of the cowherds and the shepherds would salvage her callously broken dreams.
  • Serve with bold winter food and watch its charming, dusky, bramble and blackcurrant fruit take centre stage.
  • Thirty feet deep in the open ocean, the blue varies from transparent to a dusky dark that seems to swallow light. Christianity Today
  • Try to keep your cats indoors early in the morning and at dusk, when birds are most active.
  • Beyond the last strip of rich color, there spread, shining delicately blue, a great field of flax; and then the dusky green of alfalfa and alsike for the Prescott of Saskatchewan
  • Once they fired a volley at a row of mullen stalks, waving on the brow of a hill, and once a picket shot at his own horse that had got loose and had wandered toward him in the dusk. Mark Twain: A Biography
  • He was freezing, to start with - a rogue wave had struck the bow at dusk, soaking eight boys and washing the ship’s dog into the hold, where it still yipped for rescue - but it wasn’t the cold that worried him. Excerpt: The Red Wolf Conspiracy by Robert Redick
  • Dusky seaside DNA is, as far as can be seen, identical to that of other, commonplace, sparrows nearby.
  • After the hectic activity during daytime, the area is virtually deserted by dusk with the chirping of crickets casting an eerie spell on the setting.
  • Spring came to the Bad Lands in fits and numerous false starts, first the "chinook," uncovering the butte-tops between dawn and dusk, then the rushing of many waters, the flooding of low bottom-lands, the agony of a world of gumbo, and, after a dozen boreal setbacks, the awakening of green things and the return of a temperature fit for human beings to live in. Roosevelt in the Bad Lands
  • An hour or so before dusk, a big fat whitetail doe sauntered into the small clearing unaware of my presence as I was hidden from view by the ferns.
  • At dusk we pitched camp in the middle of nowhere.
  • These reflections detained him till the wood was embrowned with the coming night, and the shy little bird of this dusky time had begun to pour out all the intensity of his eloquence from a bush not very far off. The Woodlanders
  • She showed them a tapestried chamber, the large figures upon the faded canvas looking threatening in the dusky light.
  • They are quite chunky and the dusky shade of pink will look great as we head into autumn. Times, Sunday Times
  • It's go, go, go from dawn to dusk, and getting your life in order can be a nightmare.
  • Just after I left the site a huge thunderstorm broke over Greensboro which continued through the dusk.
  • The brilliant orange sunlight of dusk poured into the building from above his head, illuminating everything with vibrant, almost fluorescent colour.
  • As dusk drew near there was a general handshaking, and the carrioles scurried off along the highway.
  • There is a melancholy in the modern world which looks with nostalgia to the days when magic ruled the world, and sunrise was a time of aubade, dusk a time for the canticles of evensong, when the elfin ships can be glimpsed by those with second sight against the fiery clouds, setting sail away from the mortal shores for worlds beyond the sunset, beyond the seas we know. MIND MELD: Gods by the Bushel
  • A scream from Theresa now told, that she knew Valancourt, whom her imperfect sight, and the duskiness of the place had prevented her from immediately recollecting; but his attention was immediately called from her to the person, whom he saw, falling from a chair near the fire; and, hastening to her assistance, — he perceived, that he was supporting Emily! The Mysteries of Udolpho
  • We arrived as dusk was approaching, when the moors appeared particularly haunted and the dark silhouette of the castle ruins stood out boldly against the fading light. On the Trail of Merlin - a guide to the Celtic mystery tradition
  • Make my hear it gurgle gurgle, like the farest gargle gargle in the dusky dirgle dargle! Finnegans Wake
  • They worked from daylight to dusk to get it all ready.
  • Plus the chance to be taken by a forest ranger on a walk through the trees at dusk and at night. The Sun
  • So much he told the seekers in few words; and then while they grovelled on the earth and wept for pure joy, whereas the sun was down and it was beginning to grow dusk, he went and looked around soberly to see if he might find water and any kind of victual; and presently a little down the hillside he came upon a place where a spring came gushing up out of the earth and ran down toward the plain; and about it was green grass growing plentifully, and a little thicket of bramble and wilding fruit-trees. The Story of the Glittering Plain; or, the land of Living Men
  • At the foot of the Heights, the broad basin of the St. Lawrence was a-drift in the dusk with fluttering pennons. Out To Win The Story of America in France
  • If there's a dusky maiden to rub on the sun oil, so much the better.
  • It was dusk, the city an orange glow on the horizon, and intermittent bursts of static on the radio.
  • Finally, all turned, slowly glided and pitched down, poising with uplifted wings momentarily before merging into the dusk.
  • The first white men to press the soil of the township were the armed, belted and buckskinned knights under Col. William Crawford, in 1782, as they went silently, swiftly and with grim determination to battle. death and disaster on the Sandusky plains.
  • Dusky dolphins and Burmeister's porpoise are considerably more abundant and wide-ranging than the other three species.
  • It was dusky and quiet and a bartender moved mothlike against the faint glitter of piled glassware. The Times Literary Supplement
  • Without an accurate chart, she anchored in Betano Bay at dusk on September 23, 1942 and commenced disembarking troops over her quarterdeck.
  • I never thought that anything could make Alma or the Kabul retreat seem like a charabanc picnic, but that day did, and I was through it, dawn to dusk, as no other man was. The Sky Writer
  • I sang till it got kind of dusky, and then I left my house for the last time. sheepdip Diary Entry
  • This very ordinary subject is transformed by its subtlety of tonality; for Levitan had become a master of rendering the gradations of light as the sky darkens at dusk and moonlight establishes itself.
  • A dusky red glowed in her tan cheeks; her eyes, shining with excitement and the joy of work, followed the skilled movements of the sickle she swung to and fro, and she was entirely absorbed in gathering in the precious _vraic_. Where Deep Seas Moan
  • Wine can follow you through your every mood: From champagne for celebration to mysterious, dusky clarets for contemplation, wine can be a constant travelling companion that allows you to wallow, or to rejoice.
  • At dusk bats appear in vast numbers.
  • You can also try your hand at paddling through Kayak Pittsburgh, which offers free kayaking 4 p.m. to dusk Monday-Friday in Lake Elizabeth on Pittsburgh's North Side, near the National Aviary (10 a. m.-dusk Saturday and Sunday, $5 per boat). post-gazette.com - News
  • But he always came at dusk, when the day lilies are going in, and the mothers call their children back home.
  • Little owls are often noisy in daytime, especially as dusk approaches. Times, Sunday Times
  • In the gathering dusk, a full moon hovered over the eastern sky.
  • A sudden impression of the magnificence of this church, its vastness filled with dusk, a few wax tapers scattered along the nave; in the far distance a lit-up altar throwing its light up into the vault of an aisle, showing the shimmer of golden coffering; the crowd circling unseen. The Spirit of Rome
  • To be surrounded by dozens of squawking, hissing sea birds with 10 ft wingspans was one thing, but add to that a pod of 600 acrobatic dusky dolphins and you had a wildlife spectacle to rival anything on earth.
  • SANDUSKY - For the 12th consecutive year, Cedar Point in Sandusky has been named the best amusement park in the world by Amusement Today, an industry magazine based in Arlington, Texas. undefined
  • As dusk fell and turned to night, an elderly cleric began to recite several verses of the Koran while the congregation repeated after him.
  • His had straightened and become duskier with his arousal, so she raised her hands and wrapped her fingers around them. Kiss of a Demon King
  • It has been picked out in spotlights, and also been seen flitting about in the dusk. Times, Sunday Times
  • Instead buy a timer and set lamps to come on at dusk. The Sun
  • At the foot of the Heights, the broad basin of the St. Lawrence was a-drift in the dusk with fluttering pennons. Out To Win The Story of America in France
  • But the best time came at dusk. Times, Sunday Times
  • Even more earnest are the downloadable Islamic spiritual guides, quotes from the Koran, and schedules for dawn-to-dusk fasting.
  • We worked from dawn to dusk, seven days a week.
  • Its paints are quite chalky, which gives a softness that means you could venture into greens or dusky reds without making the hallway feel dark.
  • The colour combination of pale bill, dusky red tail, red on face and red under wings distinguishes the parrot from lorikeets.
  • It was Mrs. Graham who rebukefully sent her own braw young brood scurrying homeward through the gathering dusk, and then possessed herself of Mrs. Plume. An Apache Princess A Tale of the Indian Frontier
  • The kapala cleared the way with his parang, and just before dusk we arrived at the balei, a large structure which the people had taken as a permanent abode, having no houses and possessing ladangs near by. Through Central Borneo; an Account of Two Years' Travel in the Land of Head-Hunters Between the Years 1913 and 1917
  • This one has sprays of dusky pink flowers with frilly edges. Times, Sunday Times
  • Before dusk they had come, galloping boldly up to the hall in the manner befitting conquerors, to demand the surrender of the town. THE WOLF AND THE DOVE
  • While the public areas are bright and buzzy, the bedrooms are serene and minimalist, styled in dusky blues and greys. Times, Sunday Times
  • Chariots and horsemen, men and maidens, the grim visages of age and the dusky beauty of youth, in lengthened procession, with palms, and music, and benediction, in behalf of that early world paid the last tribute to a great and just benefactor, to a builder Abraham Lincoln: The Just Magistrate, the Representative Statesman, the Practical Philanthropist
  • With shadows lengthening, there was only 90 minutes until dusk. Times, Sunday Times
  • The sun had vanished and dusk had taken over the countryside, casting villages, fields and woods in eerie purple half-light. LOST SUMMER
  • The crimson or dusky green toile pattern is printed on Celeste 406 thread count percale sheeting with hand drawn hems.
  • Local kids play badminton on paths between immaculately manicured gardens, while at dusk, couples canoodle on wrought-iron benches under banyan trees that drape elegantly into the slow-flowing Pearl River.
  • Open, solid, and hatched bars are the hours of lights on, lights off, and dusk lighting, respectively.
  • Her hair was neither bronze nor gold nor copper, yet seemed to be an alloy of all the precious mines of the turning year -- the vigorous dusky gold of November elms, the rust of dead bracken made living by heavy rains, the color of beechmast drenched with sunlight after frost, and all the layers of glory on the boughs before it fell, when it needed neither sun nor dew to make it glow. Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard
  • It's darker, is the first thing I notice when I open my eyes again; the shadows cast by the network of interlocking branches seem deeper and to spread further in every direction, a duskiness has even infected the air all around me.
  • Thus the trio sped through the coming of autumn dusk, outflying the fallen leaves that tumbled upon the wind. Penrod and Sam
  • As the dusk fell, heart-wrenching songs on the plight of child workers were sung.
  • Their complexion is pale and duskish and their skin is rough and cold.
  • Then the hunks of bacon kicked in, along with the caramelized onion and the dusky tones of the brandy with which the beef chunks had been flambéed.
  • He works from dawn till dusk .
  • And at winter dusk, sky and snow are bathed in delicate colours which linger for hours.
  • The dusky hunters "guyed" the palefaces who could not do as well as they with their primitive weapons, even though the fire spouted from the iron tubes and the balls that could not be seen by the eye carried death farther than did the missiles launched by the natives. Deerfoot in The Mountains
  • Before dusk they had come, galloping boldly up to the hall in the manner befitting conquerors, to demand the surrender of the town. THE WOLF AND THE DOVE
  • The restaurant, with its acre of tables, glassed and naperied; the ranges of telephone booths, all going it together; the cellars, a vast subterrene, with dusky avenues of lockers, each cluttered with beverages of individual predilection -- though I suppose that, after all, they were a good deal alike .... On the Stairs
  • Very well: the "light" is more and more withdrawn; and for some time you have a general dusk, very favorable for catching mice; and the opulent owlery is very "happy," and well-off at its banker's; -- and furthermore, by due sequence, infallible as the foundations of the Universe and Nature's oldest law, the light _returns_ on you, condensed, this time, into _lightning_, which there is not any skin whatever too thick for taking in! Latter-Day Pamphlets
  • The tribe streamed past it through the gathering dusk, ignoring its presence completely.
  • The banks were lines of dusk, except where some lone cottonwood loomed skyward like a giant ghost clothed with a mantle that glistered and darkled in the chill star-sheen. The River and I
  • So thus it was, in the dusk of the evening, that we came into Tonbridge Town, with never a word betwixt us -- myself silent from sheer amazement, the Captain for reasons of his own, Sir Harry Raikes for very obvious causes, but mostly The Honourable Mr. Tawnish
  • Ten balloons from around the nation took part in the Night Glow, a display event, where balloonists inflate anchored balloons on dusk.
  • At about dusk last Saturday, it was approaching a civilian airstrip in Marana, about 25 miles northwest of Tucson.
  • Hanoverian flag bearing the one figure of a snow-white charger; and the great Austrian Empire, Caesarian, heir to overlording Rome, having for the imperial color the same imperial hue; and though this pre-eminence in it applies to the human race itself, giving the white man ideal mastership over every dusky tribe; and though, besides, all this, whiteness has been even made significant of gladness, for among the Romans a white stone marked Moby Dick: or, the White Whale
  • The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled...
  • The majority of vandals struck at dusk or after dark, with street lighting proving no deterrent. Times, Sunday Times
  • The memorial takes the form of two projected towers of light, which will beam from dusk until 11 pm, visible for miles around, a hologram of loss.
  • ) The oldest part of the house, made of wood, was kept freshly painted, oyster-white shingles that glowed like radium in early dusk. MIDDLE AGE: A ROMANCE
  • The restrictions put by the police after fall of dusk and the nuisance created by voyeurs, flashers, wayside Romeos, drug addicts and gays are just some of the issues that people face.
  • I doll myself up at dusk.
  • He watched the yellow cabs sink into soulful dusk, that particular spendthrift light that falls dyingly on Park Avenue in the hour before people take leave of the office and become husbands and wives again, or whatever people become in whatever murmurous words when evenings grow swift and whispered. Underworld
  • It's all dusky reds and yellows, shag-headed battle royales, exploding tanks, and getting up the next day to relive it on the playground.
  • They were buried at dusk, after the cabin passengers had finished their post-dinner walk around the deck.
  • Stipa gigantea has frothy flower panicles that are stunning when backlit at dawn or dusk. Times, Sunday Times
  • Make sure you hurry back before dusk. Times, Sunday Times
  • They seemed to have the contrary effect, making him irritable; and though he made up his mind to watch the stars peer out through the opalescent sky -- he did not call it opalescent, for the simple word dusky took its place -- even their soft light had no effect upon him, and to come to the result at once the would-be sleeper gave it up at last for a bad job. In the Mahdi's Grasp
  • I wandered about tripping over palm roots and bumping into dusky maidens in my fit of jet-lag and bliss, before falling asleep among the other bodies and bright cushions.

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