night shift

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n night shift workers who work during the night (as midnight to 8 a.m.)
    • n night shift the work shift during the night (as midnight to 8 a.m.)
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Usage

In literature:

It blew appallingly here the night before last, but the wind has since shifted northward, and it is now bright and cold.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
He likewise sent some blankets for the officers, and we made shift to pass the night with tolerable comfort, being very much fatigued.
"Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny, Murder and Piracy" by Anonymous
With the sleepers changing shifts every hour or so, the long night passed.
"Lady Luck" by Hugh Wiley
From the wood's edge over by Wantley I've watched the Baron come eagerly to an upper window in his white night-shift.
"The Dragon of Wantley" by Owen Wister
Few workmen cared for the night shift, and the foreman was therefore the more ready to clinch the bargain.
"Two Daring Young Patriots" by W. P. Shervill
I made shift to take off my coat and shoes, and got into the bed, lest my mother should come in to bid me good-night, as she sometimes did.
"Athelstane Ford" by Allen Upward
With a self-conscious flush, he shifted the eyes into which she was looking, and arose to say good-night.
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger
It was decided that they should take short shifts of watching during the night, two in each watch.
"The Boy Chums in the Forest" by Wilmer M. Ely
The previous night we heard that the camp would not be shifted, nor was it.
"A Yeoman's Letters" by P. T. Ross
Her tiny night-shift was gathered into a wisp round her neck and she moaned in her sleep.
"Soldier Stories" by Rudyard Kipling
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In poetry:

'And the house-things are much shifted. —
Put them where
They stood on this nights fellow;
Shift her chair:
Here was the couch: and the piano should be there.'
"The Re-Enactment" by Thomas Hardy
Nor can I shift my pains to other,
Hers will I be dead,
If she confer such nights upon me,
long is my life, long in years,
If she give me many,
God am I for the time.
"Homage To Sextus Propertius - VII" by Ezra Pound
Let me see, it is over two years ago
Since Thorley's cutting was block'd with snow,
What a night was that, and how heavy our shift
To get in with our train through the storm and drift.
"Jim Dalley" by Alexander Anderson
Thus came Olaf to his own,
When upon the night-wind blown
Passed that cry along the shore;
And he answered, while the rifted
Streamers o'er him shook and shifted,
"I accept thy challenge, Thor!"
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf II. -- The King's Return" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
And softly sink night's shades again
Upon the shifting tents of men;
And welcome is the evening hour,
And sweet the midnight's magic power,
Which thro' the silence of the air
Visits the heart, and triumphs there.
"Summer: Tuesday Evening" by John Bowring
The wind had been blowing westerly during the night,
But suddenly it shifted to the North-east, and blew with all its might,
And thick and fast fell the blinding snow,
Which filled the poor sailors' hearts with woe.
"The Wreck of the Whaler 'Oscar'" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Tori Edgington got Fairmont revving out of the starting block on Thursday night, Elizabeth Kim shifted the Cardinals into second gear in Game 2, while Emily Kim and Paige Bearson put the pedal to the floor in the finale.
Registered Nurse Telemetry on 3rd Floor Full Time Night Shift(Job Number: 119161).
You are Sergey and you are hardly working for an extremely low eCPM in the Tetra Block Factory, Production Department, 3rd night shift.
9PM to 12AM The Night Shift.
When The Food Isn't All Right On The Night Shift.
Rachel Zayas, a registered nurse, sets up the shift board for the night shift at the Cleveland Clinic.
Night shift is causing rift in marriage.
VETERAN NBC10 anchor Tim Lake worked his last shift at the station Friday night, though you wouldn't have known it had you seen the 11 pm news.
Missingpersonsofamerica.com/ (NEW YORK) — Phylicia Robinson said she just wanted to get some sleep before her night shift at a Norfolk Wal-Mart when she left her mother's home Wednesday.
Night Shift with Kenny's blog postings.
Series shifts to Muskegon Saturday night.
Full time positions (36 hours) are available for night shift.
Eastbound traffic from Thomas Drive, Front Beach and Back Beach Road was shifted Tuesday night to the north side of the Thomas Drive-Highway 98 intersection.
Upon arriving at the office Thursday, Roescher read an email from the department's night shift officer about two separate overnight collisions involving three hogs.
Through a telescope, you can watch Jupiter 's four planet-sized moons shift their positions from night to night.
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In science:

The spectrophotometric standards were used to construct sensitivity curves for each night. A grey-shift of each standard was allowed, and typically resulted in an RMS of 0.01-0.02 mag for the six or seven standard observations made each night.
The Effective Temperatures and Physical Properties of Magellanic Cloud Red Supergiants: The Effects of Metallicity
Multiple observations of spectrophotometric flux standards were obtained throughout the night, and the agreement between these standards was typically 1-2% after a grey shift.
Bringing VY Canis Majoris Down to Size: An Improved Determination of Its Effective Tempeature
Small wavelength shifts were then applied to the data after cross-correlating a template sky to the night-sky lines that were extracted with the nova.
A Spectroscopic and Photometric Survey of Novae in M31
To shift and add the night’s observations, we modified the center RA and Dec of the WCS output files produced by scamp in the reverse of the ob ject’s motion, using the observation time in the header.
Faint moving object detection, and the Low Signal-to-Noise recovery of Main Belt comet P/2008 R1 Garradd
The phase curve also measure the shift of the hottest spot on the planet, due to the jets redistributing heat from the day side to the night side.
The prevalence of dust on the exoplanet HD 189733b from Hubble and Spitzer observations
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