night-sight

Definitions

  • THE BEAN-STALK GROWS OUT OF SIGHT IN A NIGHT
    THE BEAN-STALK GROWS OUT OF SIGHT IN A NIGHT
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n night-sight the ability to see in reduced illumination (as in moonlight)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The difference between AM and FM radio is that FM is line-of-sight, while AM bounces off the atmosphere (more accurately, the ionosphere.) AM stations have to reduce the power of their transmissions at night because the ionosphere lifts with the colder temperatures and lees solar interference.
    • n night-sight Same as day-blindness.
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “I have wept in the night for the shortness of sight that to somebody's need made me blind; But I never have yet Felt a tinge of regret for being a little to kind”
  • Llewelyn Powys
    Llewelyn Powys
    “No sight is more provocative of awe than is the night sky.”

Usage

In literature:

Humphrey closed the door of the barn, to shut out the sight and also the chill freshness of the autumn night.
"French and English" by Evelyn Everett-Green
The night was so still, she heard them coming before they got in sight.
"The Lost Lady of Lone" by E.D.E.N. Southworth
If I don't get you to say what I want you to say now, I shall lose sight of you to-night and never see you again.
"The Wharf by the Docks" by Florence Warden
The vessels put into several harbours; and the night before they arrived at Halifax Captain Spry's schooner was lost sight of in a thick fog.
"Young Lion of the Woods" by Thomas Barlow Smith
The ships sighted the night before had disappeared, to the evident relief of Captain Barker.
"In Clive's Command" by Herbert Strang
It was night when the fleet was lost to sight in the offing.
"Florence and Northern Tuscany with Genoa" by Edward Hutton
At night having no sight of the Gloucester, the Commodore ordered the squadron to bring to, that we might not pass her in the dark.
"Anson's Voyage Round the World" by Richard Walter
It was Saturday night when the island came in sight.
"The Book of Missionary Heroes" by Basil Mathews
In the distance the lights blazed into the night, and the sight of them froze Theodora to ice.
"Beyond The Rocks" by Elinor Glyn
The banquet that night was a goodly sight.
"The House of Walderne" by A. D. Crake
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In poetry:

Shall I behold, as on that fatal night,
My mother from the window start,
When she was blasted by the evil sight,—
The shame that broke her heart?
"The House" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
Then in the stillness of the night,
I sought once more that gleaming Face,
But He had vanished out of sight.
Up through the endless halls of space.
"The King And The Mountain" by R S Ward
Through seas and storms of deep distress
We sail by faith, and not by sight;
Faith guides us in the wilderness,
Through all the briers and the night.
"Hymn 109" by Isaac Watts
"Who is it that this dark night
Underneath my window plaineth?"
'It is one who from thy sight
Being, ah! exiled, disdaineth
Every other vulgar light.'
"Astrophel And Stella-Eleventh Song" by Sir Philip Sidney
And sunny peace more virgin than the glow
Falling from eve's first star into the night,
Brings hope believing what it ne'er can know
With mortal sight.
"Serenity" by Cale Young Rice
Oh the wold, the wold,
Oh the wold, the wold!
Oh the white sight,
Oh the shuddering night,
The shivering shuddering night,
On the wold, the wold, the wold!
"Wind" by Sydney Thompson Dobell

In news:

After a night of drinking enough to make you crave the food of whatever restaurant is in sight, you're not usually worried about the music that accompanies the meal.
Many people have seen Big Oak Tree State Park in the daytime, but very few have seen the sights and heard the sounds it has to offer at night.
The next generation of night-vision goggles incorporates the ability to see heat signatures in the sights of the goggles.
Nocturnal Jazz A night of sight.
Here's how the author of Friday Night Lights, Buzz Bissinger records first sight of his son Zach.
Some of the fans stood in appreciation Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun Arena, saluting a sight they hadn't witnessed in nine weeks: Asjha Jones returning to the floor for the Connecticut Sun.
There was a somewhat unusual sight Monday night on the Ravens' sideline.
Drivers near Lowell encountered quite a sight along M-21 Wednesday night.
Walk Under the Full Moon, a hike to enjoy the night sights and sounds with a viewing of the moon through telescopes, 7-8:30 pm Meet at headquarters.
It was quite a sight Friday night when Pinewood girls hoop coach Doc Scheppler squared off with former Pinewood star Sami Field-Polisso, now head girls basketball coach at Los Gatos.
Pink Fire Trucks invaded the Yakima Valley last night and 107-3 KFFM was on sight broadcasting live.
Last Friday night on television, I witnessed a rare sight.
One of the great sights of New York at night is the illuminated specter of the decaying Smallpox Hospital at the foot of Roosevelt Island.
From US NIGHT VISION CORP. Now offers the Renegade , the latest in Thermal Weapon Sights.
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)-- Families of trick-or-treaters ran between the raindrops Monday night enjoying all the sights and sounds of Halloween.
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