Night swallow

Definitions

  • Little Swallow, Will You Not Stay with Me for One Night
    Little Swallow, Will You Not Stay with Me for One Night
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Night swallow (Zoöl) the nightjar.
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Usage

In literature:

But Jehovah prepared a great fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was inside the fish three days and three nights.
"The Children's Bible" by Henry A. Sherman
He had swallowed the bait in the night and was thus fast to the end of a rope.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
Soon the gloom of the night swallowed them up.
"Dave Porter in the Gold Fields" by Edward Stratemeyer
An instant later the night had swallowed him.
"Roosevelt in the Bad Lands" by Hermann Hagedorn
The shadow crept to his neck, crept over his face, and so at last the darkness of the night swallowed them up.
"Tales of Space and Time" by Herbert George Wells
A guard was set day and night, to see if any danger approached; and a row of swallows might be seen on the ridgepole at all hours.
"Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag VI" by Louisa M. Alcott
All that night she lay awake, thinking of the swallow lying dead in the passage.
"The Olive Fairy Book" by Various
Mrs. Montgomery swallowed a cup of tea, but no toast could be eaten that night.
"The Wide, Wide World" by Susan Warner
As night melted into day and day was swallowed up by night, the problem which confronted Peter took on more serious and baffling proportions.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
It is sometimes called the night-swallow.
"Harper's Young People, June 22, 1880" by Various
The cold black Irwadian night swallowed them.
"Equation of Doom" by Gerald Vance
The patient was much exhausted, slept tolerably well the next night, complaining of thirst and inability to swallow.
"North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826" by Various
The night swallowed him.
"The Country Beyond" by James Oliver Curwood
Night came, and the moon rose, lighting up with a sickly glow the diseased world that had swallowed him.
"The Valley of Silent Men" by James Oliver Curwood
An awkward pull sent him spinning from the ship, and then the night had swallowed it and he was alone.
"The Valor of Cappen Varra" by Poul William Anderson
The poor wretch had been surprised in the night, crushed to death, and swallowed.
"Adventures in the Philippine Islands" by Paul P. de La Gironière
His call was swallowed up, smothered, by the night.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
Night had swallowed it.
"Aces Up" by Covington Clarke
Murmuring a sad farewell Lenore gazed for the last time in Hermann's eyes, and then the dark night swallowed her up for ever.
"Fairy Tales from the German Forests" by Margaret Arndt
The figure he had shown on that eventful night disappeared as if swallowed by a trap.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XIX (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
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In poetry:

Alas, 'tis cold and dark!
The wind all night hath sung a wintry tune!
Hail from black clouds that swallowed up the moon
Beat, beat against my bark.
"The Tree's Prayer" by George MacDonald
Deep sank the steel, and each seeing eye
Lightning-like night had swallowed.
"Magnus, King Magnus, good-by, good-by!"
—"Oh, good-by, good-by,—
You who eighteen summers me followed!"
"Magnus The Blind" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
Like the south-flying swallow the summer has flown,
Like a fast-falling star, from unknown to unknown
Life flashes and falters and fails from our sight,--
Good-night, friends, good-night.
"In An Album" by Arthur Sherburne Hardy
When in the Scorpion circles low
The sun with fainter, dreamier light,
And at a far-off hint of snow
The giddy swallows take to flight,
And droning insects sadly know
That cooler falls the autumn night;
""If I Could Glimpse Him"" by John Charles McNeill
It moves. They are all alive.
Even the moon bulges in its orange irons
to push children, like a god, from its eye.
The old unseen serpent swallows up the stars.
Oh starry starry night! This is how
I want to die:
"The Starry Night" by Anne Sexton
The maple strews the embers of its leaves
O'er the laggard swallows nestled 'neath the eaves;
And the moody cricket falters in his cry--Baby-bye!--
And the lid of night is falling o'er the sky--Baby-bye!--
The lid of night is falling o'er the sky!
"Lullaby" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

The Pretty Things Peepshow is back at The Sound Factory, 812 Kanawha Blvd E. For a night of sword-swallowing, fire-breathing, down and dirty fun beginning at 9 pm Thursday.
Torrential rains Thursday night created a Milwaukee sinkhole that swallowed a sport utility vehicle and traffic light.
Republican John Swallow won the race to become Utah's next attorney general Tuesday night.
Torrential rains Thursday night created a Milwaukee sinkhole that swallowed a sport utility vehicle and traffic light .
Torre said he swallowed his indignation Saturday night, with deadlines looming and with Kulpa and the other umpires in front of him.
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