Night-tripping

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • p.adj Night-tripping (Shak.) tripping about in the night
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Quotations

  • E. L. Doctorow
    E. L. Doctorow
    “It's like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. niht; Ger. nacht, L. nox.

Usage

In literature:

The Limited Mail will not make any return trip to-night.
"Ralph on the Engine" by Allen Chapman
The lake being smooth, the trip consumed but thirteen hours, and we arrived at Bennett Lake late at night.
"The Trail of the Goldseekers" by Hamlin Garland
They were roaring through the starlit, calm night, three thousand feet above a sage sprinkled desert, when the trip ended.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930" by Various
Perhaps Blake's night trip was not to a secret conference.
"Counsel for the Defense" by Leroy Scott
This was old Pete the snow-packer, bound on his nightly trip to the hills.
"Tharon of Lost Valley" by Vingie E. Roe
There's several of them gents I should hate to meet on a dark night, an' the same will bear steady watchin' on this trip.
"The Web of the Golden Spider" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
No night work, no sea trips.
"With The Night Mail" by Rudyard Kipling
I figured that trip in the middle of the night, the rain and the tough goin'.
"Alex the Great" by H. C. Witwer
A second time Harley fled through the dim-lighted night, stumbling over boulders and tripping on creepers.
"The Planetoid of Peril" by Paul Ernst
She sat by the window that last night, and looking down on the far-away lights of the river we planned another trip abroad.
"The Harbor" by Ernest Poole
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In poetry:

He wended his way homeward
His mind was all afright,
He made a hasty trip to bed,
And tried to doze away the dead,
He passed a restless night.
"Ajax' Dream" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Seven brief years--our only daughter--
Sweet has been the parent rule,
Infant watch by cradle nightly,
'Till we saw thy footsteps lightly
Tripping joyously to school.
"Harriet Allen Ely," by Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney
You remember the hall on the corner?
To-night as I walked down street
I heard the sound of music,
And the rhythmic beat and beat,
In time to the pulsing measure
Of lightly tripping feet.
"The Phantom Ball" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
But whence is that ray which thro' the gloom brightens,
And scatters its radiance the meadows among?
'Tis the torch of the glow-worm that nightly enlightens,
And shines for the elves as they trip it along.
"How Canst Thou Doubt?" by Charlotte Dacre
Hands around, hands around,
Trip it, and not too slow;
Clear is the fiddle and sweet its sound,
Keep the girls' cheeks aglow.
Still let your movements be dainty and light,
This is the game for a winter's night.
"The Dance" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
There sate I down among the fair fresh flowers,
And saw the birds come tripping from their bowers,
Where they had rested them all night; and they,
Who were so joyful at the light of day,
Began to honour May with all their powers.
"From The Cuckoo And The Nightingale" by William Wordsworth

In news:

The Kirksville boys basketball team finished its trip to the Quincy Tip-Off Tournament with a comeback win over Knox County Wednesday night.
UNLIKE HIS previous two trips to Charlotte, Stephen Curry said he didn't have any butterflies as he stepped on the court Monday night.
VIDOR — The Lumberton Raiders did not enjoy their trip to Pirate Stadium Friday night as the Vidor Pirates sent them home with a lopsided 66-6 loss.
The inside of the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center took a trip back in time for the 19th annual World's Largest Disco Saturday night.
A short time after arriving in Jerusalem for a late-night meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke slowly and deliberately in outlining the purpose of her trip.
The Warriors resume a season-long seven-game road trip on Friday night as they visit the Brooklyn Nets.
Travel from Evansville to Stockbridge, Ga. For two nights for a "Gone With the Wind" experience on this motor coach trip.
They were coming off of a three-game, four-night road trip.
The Augusta GreenJackets scheduled road trip opener Thursday night with the Hagerstown Suns was postponed by persistent and heavy rains.
Friday night was such an occasion where a few of us -?myself, Fred and Mike - started talking about some of our various trips and experiences.
You could make a really strong case that Maryland's trip to North Carolina on Wednesday night represents the toughest game all season for the Terps.
On our first trip to Lithuania, our mission team spent the last night near our airport.
Somerset — The Somerset Briar Jumpers (10-2) beat the Lexington Christian Eagles (6-6) 42-19 last night for their fourth straight trip to the Regional Finals.
Whether it's prom night, a wedding or just a trip to the airport, your limousine experience can be one you remember or one you would like to forget.
Thats how the Nuggets ended their road trip Wednesday night, losing 108-105 at Minnesota.
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In science:

Of course, this plasma disappeared some twelve billion years ago, but our imaginary probe particles Indeed, if we look at would still bring us the evidence after a twelve billion year trip. the night sky with detectors of microwave photons, we do see a plasma.
Summary of the XXX Rencontre de Moriond QCD Session
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