• WordNet 3.6
    • n moonlighter a person who holds a second job (usually after hours)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It takes about 1.25 seconds for moonlight to reach the Earth.
    • n Moonlighter One who follows an occupation or pastime by moonlight;
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n moonlighter A member of one of the organized bands of desperados that carried on a system of agrarian outrages in Ireland.
    • n moonlighter Same as moonshiner.
    • n moonlighter One of a party who go about serenading on moonlight nights.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Moonlighter one of a band of cowardly ruffians in Ireland who committed agrarian outrages by night about 1880: a moonshiner
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  • Jalal-Uddin Rumi
    “Inside you there's an artist you don't know about. He's not interested in how things look different in moonlight.”
  • Persian Proverb
    Persian Proverb
    “The loveliest faces are to be seen by moonlight, when one sees half with the eye and half with the fancy.”
  • Robertson Davies
    “A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
    “Moonlight is sculpture.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. móna; cf. Ger. mond, L. mensis, Gr. mēnē.


In literature:

It was moonlight, and he told the chauffeur to drive the long way by the river road.
"Mistress Anne" by Temple Bailey
I looked out into the moonlight.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
For like the star-sprays her notes were as clear; and through them ran a sadness as of a mist of moonlight.
"The Bishop of Cottontown" by John Trotwood Moore
I do not doubt that you will see them dancing on moonlight nights.
"The Cat in Grandfather's House" by Carl Henry Grabo
Still they were allowed out after supper on moonlight nights for an hour or so, and then they had grand good times.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Evidently he felt the witchery of the still winter night, with the moonlight silvering the snowy world around them, even if Mary did not.
"Mary Ware's Promised Land" by Annie Fellows Johnston
I envy you your walk home in the moonlight along that shore.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
A patch of moonlight, shimmering through the branches, had shown him her face.
"Frank Merriwell's Son" by Burt L. Standish
Getting out, he had crawled down a passage to reach moonlight, strange moonlight.
"The Defiant Agents" by Andre Alice Norton
Far below in a curving streak of blessedness the Thames ran silvered by the moonlight.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson

In poetry:

The little maiden older grew
And wandered forth of moonlight eves,
And sighed and loved as maids will do;
When, lo! her wreath bore leaves.
"The Chaplet" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Each heart has its haunted chamber,
Where the silent moonlight falls!
On the floor are mysterious footsteps,
There are whispers along the walls!
"The Haunted Chamber. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Third)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
There in the tomb drops the faint moonlight,
But wind comes up from the shore:
They shake when the winds roar,
Old bones upon the mountain shake.
"The Black Tower" by William Butler Yeats
In silvery moonlight stood she there,
Whiter than silver gleamed her hand,
And gleaming shone her yellow hair,
While dusky shadows filled the land.
"A Falling Star " by Annie Adams Fields
The day grew out o' the moonlight;
But never a day was there.
The king was wise as hoary,
And his daughter, like the glory
Of seven kingdoms, fair.
"The Romanza" by Madison Julius Cawein
Upon his grave the moonlight beam
Shines smiling—and the dews on him
Fall soft as on the loveliest flow'r
That decks the field or crowns the bow'r.
"Rest of the Righteous" by John Bowring

In news:

Moonlight provides loverly production of 'My Fair Lady'.
Moonlight walk through Ashland's Warren Woods Saturday.
Moonlight at the Bus Stop.
Moonlight Beach in Encinitas is being rebuilt.
We are looking foward to the rebuilt Moonlight Beach.
Moonlight Beach in Encinitas during the reconstruction.
OKWU hoops sets Moonlight Madness.
The 22nd Annual Moonlight Walk Against Drugs will be held on Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 at 7pm at Elmer Thomas Park.
World-class tree climbers moonlight rescuing felines.
Thousands attend 28th annual Moonlight Run Annual event draws big crowd Friday night.
Marc Hanson, Storage Unit by Moonlight , oil, 20 x 24.
Hot Vinyl, Moonlight Musicals, And An Art Walk South Of The Border.
The 18th annual Automobilia Moonlight Car Show and Street Party was Saturday night in downtown Wichita.
Waiting for Moonlight on Jamaica Bay.
And here is even more beautiful music as the beauty of the moonlight transforms the double grave.

In science:

Excellent sky conditions were recorded ∼ 60% of the time during the 4 months of operation (June – September, 2008). A duty cycle of 50% for photometric measurements in the optical was obtained (taking into account cloud, moonlight, scattered sunlight etc.), a higher value than has been obtained at temperate sites.
Astronomy in Antarctica
Aircraft Contrails Aircraft contrails add to high-altitude turbulence and increase optical sky brightness via scattering of moonlight.
Astronomy in Antarctica
In this instance the observations were significantly extended by the pioneering work of the HEGRA group in observing in moonlight .
Status of VHE Astronomy c.2000
This gives the observers up-to-date information on the plates available, the results of prior observations for the currently plugged plates, the sky brightness due to moonlight in the direction of each spectrographic field, and the optimum and allowable times of observation for each plate.
Positioning errors and efficiency in fiber spectrographs
The FD is only operated during dark and clear conditions, when the shower UV signal is not overwhelmed by moonlight or blocked by low clouds or rain.
A Study of the Effect of Molecular and Aerosol Conditions in the Atmosphere on Air Fluorescence Measurements at the Pierre Auger Observatory