Sunrising
Sunrise Sun"rise`, Sunrising Sun"ris`ing, n. 1. The first appearance of the sun above the horizon in the morning; more generally, the time of such appearance, whether in fair or cloudy weather; as, to begin work at sunrise. ``The tide of sunrise swells.'' --Keble. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, the region where the sun rises; the east. [1913 Webster]

Which were beyond Jordan toward the sunrising. --Deut. iv. 47 (Rev. Ver.) [1913 Webster]

Full hot and fast the Saxon rides, with rein of travel slack, And, bending o'ev his saddle, leaves the sunrise at his back. --Whittier. [1913 Webster]


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