high noon


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n high noon the middle of the day
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • High noon the exact meridian; midday.
    • High noon the time when the sun is in the meridian.
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  • Charles Krauthammer
    Charles Krauthammer
    “There is no comparing the brutality and cynicism of today's pop culture with that of forty years ago: from High Noon to Robocop is a long descent.”


In literature:

The marriage took place on a Wednesday at high noon in the office of Justice of the Peace Dycus.
"Sundry Accounts" by Irvin S. Cobb
It was high noon above the Orient, where the Peiho flows beside the populous town of Yang-Tsun.
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
The husbandmen also dine at high noon as they call it, and sup at seven or eight; but out of term in our universities the scholars dine at ten.
"A Book About Lawyers" by John Cordy Jeaffreson
It's high noon and the sun's been on it since eight o'clock, but still it seems very wonderful.
"IT and Other Stories" by Gouverneur Morris
The brazen trumpets of the sky even at high noon could not phase W. Deegan.
"Dwellers in Arcady" by Albert Bigelow Paine
He was at Gibeon, and it was high noon.
"The Astronomy of the Bible" by E. Walter Maunder
Her shadow pointed straight for the bluff: it was noon and high time to eat dinner.
"The Biography of a Prairie Girl" by Eleanor Gates
It was high noon, and the sun shone clear and warm.
"Camping with President Roosevelt" by John Burroughs
It was high noon when he reached the tavern.
"The Man from Time" by Frank Belknap Long
About noon the travellers reached the great, high wall that stands all round the city, and passed through the gate.
"The Little Girl Lost" by Eleanor Raper
If complete surrender has not been made by high noon, two days from now, New York will be destroyed.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, August 1930" by Various
Cassy and Paliser moved on and in to the Fifth Avenue room, crowded as usual on this high noon.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
It is here high noon, as is shown by the shadow of the figures; and what sort of color is the sky at the top of the picture?
"Modern Painters Volume I (of V)" by John Ruskin
And if Mrs. Betterson didn't owe Wallace, here, two weeks' board, we'd walk off together arm-in-arm at high noon.
"The Daughter of the Storage" by William Dean Howells
The high noon of the endlessness had been unfamiliar for years.
"Has Anyone Here Seen Kelly?" by Bryce Walton
At high noon, we met an American warship.
"Where Strongest Tide Winds Blew" by Robert McReynolds
It was high noon, and the sun hung in a pale blue sky dotted with pure white clouds.
"Astounding Stories, May, 1931" by Various
The sun was at high noon when Wiley topped the divide and glided down the canyon towards Death Valley.
"Shadow Mountain" by Dane Coolidge
At that instant the night outside was lighted with a brilliance like that of high noon.
"Dave Dawson at Casablanca" by Robert Sydney Bowen
It is to be at high noon, and the ceremony performed by a bishop.
"The Mountain Girl" by Payne Erskine

In poetry:

When high noon on a summer’s day
makes the sky a fiery furnace
and the heart seeks a quiet corner for dreams,
then come to me, my weary friend.
"On A Summer’s Day" by Hayyim Nahman Bialik
And the Mavis and Blackbird merrily sing,
Making the Den with their notes to ring;
From high noon till sunset at night,
Filling the visitor's heart with delight.
"The Den o' Fowlis" by William Topaz McGonagall
But all the fervor of high noon,
Hushed, fragrant, strong,
And all the peace of moonlit nights
When nights are long,
And all the bliss of summer eves,
Breathe in his song.
"A Blind Singer" by Susan Coolidge
Ungrudging who gave full surrender
Of life, in its high noon of splendour,
Both near and afar;
Not last, on the highway of daring,
With the Red Rose of Lancaster wearing
The red rose of war.
"The Red Rose" by Cicely Fox Smith
High as a tree, then high as a steeple,
Then high as a kite, and high as the moon,
Far out of sight of cities and people,
He toiled and tugged and climbed till noon;
And began to pant: "I guess I shan't
Get down very soon!"
"Jack And The Bean-Stalk" by Clara Doty Bates
As midnight drinks a message from the moon
And morning takes her orders from the sun,
So let our bodies to our souls submit
And live for ever in their still high-noon,
Where morn and midnight gather into one,
And only angels on their missions flit.
"Love Sonnet LVIII" by Zora Bernice May Cross

In news:

Officers say at about noon, an anonymous caller, called 9-11 saying, there was a bomb at the high school.
Stolen Car Then A High Speed Chase Ends in Arrest 11-27 Noon.
The Roselle Park High School PTSA Project Graduation Committee invites the community to a Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec 8, from 9 am to noon.
Bus, trolley and the Norristown high speed line began to resume service at noon.
Kptm.com Naked Short Selling and High Frequency Trading to be Featured on Tim Connolly's Winning Strategies Friday, October 12 at noon CT.
Liberty High School alumna Vicki Noon stars in the title role of 'Annie Get Your Gun' at Village Theatre.
Greyhills High School will release the students at noon.
The old siren that once heralded high noon in Robbins could howl again, this time as an emergency warning device.
This week's contests include tickets to: the Watchtower Rock & Metal Music Festival, Tennis, and Mindy Smith at the High Noon.
Law enforcement was observed just after noon, on Friday, in the area of Slade Elementary and Laramie High School.
The rally will run from 9 am to noon in front of the Tuscarawas County Courthouse, 101 E High St, New Philadelphia.
The coats will be distributed to Hendricks County residents in need from noon to 4 pm Oct 29 at Avon High School.
Drury High School Class of 1952 will hold an informal gathering on Tuesday, Dec 11, at noon, at the Boston Seafood Restaurant.
High noon for the Republican Party.
It's High Noon in the Big XII.

In science:

We also offer an alternative scheme that uses an atom-cavity dispersive interaction to obtain sufficiently high Kerr-no nlinearity necessary for arbitrary NOON generation.
A Bootstrapping Approach for Generating Maximally Path-Entangled Photon States
This completes the discussion of the bootstrapping procedure for high-NOON generation.
A Bootstrapping Approach for Generating Maximally Path-Entangled Photon States
You can see a full moon at high noon to about 5◦ south of the Arctic circle, what with its orbit tilt, refraction, and all (McCurdy 2005).
Astrophysics in 2006