Night-walker

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Night-walker one who walks in his sleep at night, a somnambulist: one who walks about at night for bad purposes, esp. a prostitute
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

A few refused to wait, but it was generally known that these were the men whose houses were always open to Walker by day or night.
"The Underworld" by James C. Welsh
Was this mysterious night-walker a traitor posted there to aid the British to their object?
"Philip Winwood" by Robert Neilson Stephens
The large worms, or "night walkers," can be caught at night with a lantern.
"Outdoor Sports and Games" by Claude H. Miller
A street-walker ventured to accost an Englishman in Paris at night, and was taken in charge by the police.
"Paris: With Pen and Pencil" by David W. Bartlett
It was a night to put fear in the hearts of all but very brave men, and neither Walker nor Hill proved man enough to stand firm to the shock.
"Canada: the Empire of the North" by Agnes C. Laut
The snow-walkers are mostly night-walkers also, and the record they leave upon the snow is the main clew one has to their life and doings.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 101, March, 1866" by Various
Mr Walker was there to-night.
"Some Everyday Folk and Dawn" by Miles Franklin
The old man must ha' been living with Henery Walker for over eighteen months when one night he passed away in 'is sleep.
"Short Cruises" by W. W. Jacobs
Bentley recognized him, even before he was introduced, as the man whom Walker had pointed out in the dance-house the night before.
"Claim Number One" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
Almost in front of Walker's quarters I ran plump into the midst of a night patrol.
"A Volunteer with Pike" by Robert Ames Bennet
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In poetry:

She'd been a canal walker in Venice,
And she used to catch Cans out in Canton.
Her skin was so dark I'd have missed her that night,
But she'd hold of a constable's lantern.
"Black And White Cargo" by Billy Bennett
Bold are the mounted robbers who on stolen horses ride
And bold the mounted troopers who patrol the Sydney side;
But few of them, though flash they be, can ride, and few can fight
As Walker did, for life and death, with Ward the other night.
"A Day's Ride" by Anonymous Oceania
Henceforth those loafing swagmen who around the stations coil,
Exchanging lies at night until they see the billies boil,
At lambing-down or shearing-time will tell with bated breath
Of Walker's fight with Thunderbolt, that ride for life and death.
"A Day's Ride" by Anonymous Oceania

In news:

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett was slapped by a supporter after he conceded last night to Gov Scott Walker in the Wisconsin recall election.
Night Moves / Photo by Nick Walker.
WATSON — Live Oak scored 29 second-half points to outlast Walker 50-30 on Friday night at home in the District 4-5A opener for both teams.
Enlarge Joe Songer jsonger@al.com BIRMINGHAM, Alabama-- Three people were killed in a wreck on Birmingport Road Monday night after a police chase stemming from a Walker County robbery.
It's January, and dusk is quickly turning into night as I stride east, mall walker-style, toward my evening class at UNM.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. Colleen Walker, the former LPGA Tour player who won nine times during her 23-year career, died Tuesday night after her second battle with cancer.
Gering's Walker Britsch (10) looks to pass while being closely guarded by Alliance 's Josh Matulka during their basketball game on Friday night in Gering.
LAS VEGAS — National Finals Rodeo rookie Mary Walker stayed perfect through three rounds, topping the barrel racing field with a 13.69-second run Saturday night.
Kemba Walker's jumper with 0.7 seconds left lifted the Charlotte Bobcats to an 89-87 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves last night.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker greets supporters at an election-night rally June 5, 2012 in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
A World AIDS Day candlelight vigil was held at Dupont Circle Saturday night, organized by the Whitman-Walker Clinic and several community partners.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Colleen Walker, the former LPGA Tour who won nine times during her 23-year career, died Tuesday night after her second battle with cancer.
DAYTONA BEACH — Colleen Walker, the former LPGA Tour who won nine times during her 23-year career, died Tuesday night after her second battle with cancer.
Colleen Walker, the former LPGA Tour player who won nine times during her 23-year career, died Tuesday night after her second battle with cancer.
Five turnovers in a span of 10 minutes leaves Pinson Valley in a 31-0 hole against Walker on Fri­day night.
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