witching hour


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witching hour

n.
1. An hour when supernatural events are thought to occur, especially midnight.
2. The hour before the closing of the stock market on the third Friday of the month, when two or more classes of options or futures expire, known for its high trading volume and volatile prices.

witching hour

n
(Alternative Belief Systems) the witching hour the hour at which witches are supposed to appear, usually midnight

witch′ing hour`


n.
midnight.
[1825–35]
Translations

witching hour

[ˈwɪtʃɪŋˌaʊəʳ] N (hum) → hora f de las brujas
References in classic literature ?
Then, as he wended his way by swamp and stream and awful woodland, to the farmhouse where he happened to be quartered, every sound of nature, at that witching hour, fluttered his excited imagination, --the moan of the whip-poor-will from the hillside, the boding cry of the tree toad, that harbinger of storm, the dreary hooting of the screech owl, to the sudden rustling in the thicket of birds frightened from their roost.
With Halloween falling on a Saturday and the witching hour set to cast its spell on partygoers, why not fire up fright night with some crafty cocktails and wicked wines?
Sam Wylie-Harris goes on a witch hunt for some magic brews and ghoulish grapes to celebrate this Halloween WITH Halloween falling on a Saturday and the witching hour set to cast its spell on partygoers, fire up your fright night with some crafty cocktails and wicked wines.
SAM WYLIE-HARRIS goes on a witch hunt for some frighteningly good drinks to celebrate Halloween WITH Halloween falling on a Saturday and the witching hour set to cast its spell on partygoers, why not fire up fright night with some crafty cocktails and wicked wines.
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To make the look last beyond the witching hour, make-up artist Daniel Sandler recommends applying one layer of colour to clean lips, blotting, dusting over with a translucent powder then applying the colour again.
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He saved the best for the witching hour - a seemingly-improvised number mixed raucous ska with a furious punk chorus.
My pass becomes operational at the witching hour of 9.