break of day


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break of day

The first sign of daylight; dawn. The party went on until the break of day.
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break of day

Dawn, early morning, as in We'll leave at break of day, as soon as it's light, or I feel as though I've been working since the break of day. This term uses break in the sense "burst out of darkness." [First half of 1500s] A synonym from the same period is the noun daybreak.
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References in classic literature ?
This the landlady of the Break of Day chirpingly explained, calling between whiles, 'Hola, my husband!' out at the side door.
When he started up, the Godfather Break of Day was peeping at its namesake.
ENPNewswire-September 3, 2019--Musgrave Minerals Ltd - High-Grade Gold Extension at Break of Day, Cue Project
The Break of Day deposit has a JORC 2012 Resource of 868Kt @ 7.15g/t Au for 199Koz Au.
With the results of drill hole 19MORC012 and this latest intercept, gold has now been intercepted at Break of Day over a north-south extent of 475m.
THE QUEEN'S Break Of Day (nap) was a good winner under Tom Marquand (below) at Lingfield earlier this month and the pair can rule again at Epsom (5.25) today.
Childhood days are here again, The years are rolled away; On Bidston Hill, on Bidston Hill, About the break of day.
Having teed off at the break of day, Rock was happy to get his second round ticked off and secure himself a later start today.
TOMORROW IS BUT A DREAM Please take me to tomorrow, And I won't yearn for yesterday, I'll drift the night upon a dream, Through till the break of day, I'll stroll the sun-kissed morning, And whisper to the breeze, And Nature's arms will hold me close, Her beauty so serene, I'll walk the lush green meadow, And pick a rambling rose, And hold it close unto my heart, Sweet rose, sweet life unknown, I'll watch the world awaken, And know tomorrow cannot be, They say tomorrow never comes, And the future can't be seen, I can't go back to yesterday, Tomorrow is but a dream, Reality is in today, Of days that might have been.
In "Break of Day," Brown tells the tragic story of Big Jess, who "fired on the Alabama Central." Big Jess "had a pleasing woman, name of Mame," and "Had a boy growing up to be a fireman, / Just like his pa." Yet Jess was denied his full man's right to life and happiness when he was ambushed and killed by "crackers" who "craved his job":
They left Big Jess on the Black Bear Mountain, Break of day, baby, break of day.
But we can catch all its glory in this five-part documentary that captures the break of day.
PLEASE take me to tomorrow, And I won't yearn for yesterday, I'll drift the night upon a dream, Through til the break of day, I'll stroll the sun-kissed morning, And whisper to the breeze, And Nature's arms will hold me close, Her beauty so serene, I'll walk the lush green meadow, And pick a rambling rose, And hold it close unto my heart, Sweet rose, sweet life unknown, I'll watch the world awaken, And know tomorrow cannot be, They say tomorrow never comes, And the future can't be seen, I can't go back to yesterday, Tomorrow is but a dream, Reality is in today, Of days that might have been.
Labyrinth is getting ready to put on the Noel Greig play At Break of Day at Bedworth Arts Centre.