daylight savings

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n daylight savings time during which clocks are set one hour ahead of local standard time; widely adopted during summer to provide extra daylight in the evenings
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Usage

In literature:

He wanted to save every moment of daylight.
"Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard" by Joseph Conrad
There was nothing to be done, save to go heavily away, and await whatever good or ill to-morrow's daylight might disclose.
"The Marble Faun, Volume II." by Nathaniel Hawthorne
This practice which is now universally observed is called Daylight Saving.
"My Discovery of England" by Stephen Leacock
But when the Government passed the Daylight Saving law Susan balked.
"Rilla of Ingleside" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The Daylight Saving Bill became Law on May 17.
"Mr. Punch's History of the Great War" by Punch
I believe them three was trying to pull off a daylight robbery, and Jack shot to save the kid.
"The Gringos" by B. M. Bower
They have the real idea of daylight-saving, and do not let any of it escape them.
"Three Times and Out" by Nellie L. McClung
It seemed unwontedly yellow in contrast to a daylight that, save by this contrast, was not yet visible.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
They adopted this daylight-saving measure years ago.
"Mince Pie" by Christopher Darlington Morley
The grandfather's clock has not been altered to the Daylight Saving Bill's requirements.
"More Toasts"
And then there is this Daylight Saving time mix-up.
"Plum Pudding" by Christopher Morley
See, it says right here: 'The time shown in this folder is Eastern Standard Time, one hour slower than Daylight-Saving Time.
"Love Conquers All" by Robert C. Benchley
It's the daylight-saving does it.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, July 7th, 1920" by Various
Daylight saving has much to commend it, but the cost of daylight and the value of artificial light are important considerations.
"Artificial Light" by M. Luckiesh
Yea, and I wot that the daylight thine eyes had never seen Save for a great king's murder and the shame of a mighty queen.
"The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs" by William Morris
Our cellar vigil began at ten p. m., daylight saving time, and as it continued we found no promise of pertinent developments.
"The Shunned House" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
He rises at daylight, so as to save candles, and never works at night.
"Methods of Authors" by Hugo Erichsen
And a very pretty place by daylight, save that they don't irrigate.
"Jessica Trent: Her Life on a Ranch" by Evelyn Raymond
Save for the lights in their motor car the way was nearly dark, as daylight had almost completely disappeared.
"The Red Cross Girls with Pershing to Victory" by Margaret Vandercook
Probably daylight would have found me frozen to death if it had not been for a saving idea.
"Everyday Adventures" by Samuel Scoville
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In poetry:

The sky is of a leaden grey,
Save where the north is surly,
The driven daylight speeds away,
And night comes o’er us early.
"Rain in the Mountains" by Henry Lawson
Bregenz is saved! Ere daylight her battlements are mann'd;
Defiance greets the army that marches on the land:
And, if to deeds heroic should endless fame be paid,
Bregenz does well to honor the noble Tyrol maid.
"A Legend of Bregenz" by Adelaide Anne Procter

In news:

Well, whatever you think of daylight saving time, today is probably the best day it brings all year: That precious extra hour.
Clocks 'fall back' as Daylight Saving Time ends early Sunday morning.
Don't forget: Daylight saving time ends this weekend.
Apparently the purpose of daylight saving time is to make better use of daylight.
Metro chief says human error caused daylight saving mistake.
Man busted twice at 1:08 am, thanks to daylight saving time.
Gain an hour Sunday due to daylight saving .
Who will take on daylight saving .
Nov 04--Spring ahead and fall back: Daylight saving time ended at 2 am Sunday, when clocks should have been turned back one hour.
Daylight-saving time ends at 2 am Sunday.
Daylight Saving Time has officially ended — and that brings a safety message from firefighters.
Daylight saving time officially ends this Sunday.
But why, in a world of electric lights and global business, do we still follow the daylight saving time (DST) practice.
Ferry schedules changes with end of daylight saving time.
Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 am, Sunday, Nov 4, The full sailing day of Saturday, November 3, starts and ends on Pacific Daylight Saving Time.
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