Cockshut light
Cockshut Cock"shut`, n. A kind of net to catch woodcock. [Obs.] --Nares. [1913 Webster]

{Cockshut time} or {Cockshut light}, evening twilight; nightfall; -- so called in allusion to the tome at which the cockshut used to be spread. [Obs.] --Shak. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]


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  • Cockshut — Cock shut , n. A kind of net to catch woodcock. [Obs.] Nares. [1913 Webster] {Cockshut time} or {Cockshut light}, evening twilight; nightfall; so called in allusion to the tome at which the cockshut used to be spread. [Obs.] Shak. B. Jonson.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cockshut time — Cockshut Cock shut , n. A kind of net to catch woodcock. [Obs.] Nares. [1913 Webster] {Cockshut time} or {Cockshut light}, evening twilight; nightfall; so called in allusion to the tome at which the cockshut used to be spread. [Obs.] Shak. B.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cockshoot — In fowl hunting, a cockshoot, also called cockshut or cock road, was a broad glade, an opening in a forest, through which woodcock might shoot. During the day, woodcocks remain out of sight, unless disturbed; but at night, they take flight in… …   Wikipedia

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  • twilight — n 1. dusk, crepuscule, Literary. gloaming; late afternoon, Inf. shank of the evening, evening, Brit. Dial. cockshut, eventide, evenfall, eve, Archaic. even, Archaic. evensong, Archaic. vesper, sundown, sunset, moonrise, day s end, decline of day …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • Carlyle, Thomas — born Dec. 4, 1795, Ecclefechan, Dumfriesshire, Scot. died Feb. 5, 1881, London, Eng. Scottish historian and essayist. The son of a mason, Carlyle was reared in a strict Calvinist household and educated at the University of Edinburgh. He moved to… …   Universalium

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