Noon of night
Noon Noon (n[=oo]n), n. [AS. n[=o]n, orig., the ninth hour, fr. L. nona (sc. hora) the ninth hour, then applied to the church services (called nones) at that hour, the time of which was afterwards changed to noon. See {Nine}, and cf. {Nones}, {Nunchion}.] 1. The middle of the day; midday; the time when the sun is in the meridian; twelve o'clock in the daytime. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, the highest point; culmination. [1913 Webster]

In the very noon of that brilliant life which was destined to be so soon, and so fatally, overshadowed. --Motley. [1913 Webster]

{High noon}, the exact meridian; midday.

{Noon of night}, midnight. [Poetic] --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


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