cockcrow


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cock·crow

 (kŏk′krō′)
n.
The very beginning of the day; dawn.

cockcrow

(ˈkɒkˌkrəʊ) or

cockcrowing

n
daybreak

cock•crow

(ˈkɒkˌkroʊ)

also cock′ crow`ing,



n.
daybreak; dawn.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cockcrow - the first light of daycockcrow - the first light of day; "we got up before dawn"; "they talked until morning"
time of day, hour - clock time; "the hour is getting late"

cockcrow

noun
The first appearance of daylight in the morning:
Translations

cockcrow

[ˈkɒkkrəʊ] N at cockcrowal amanecer

cockcrow

n (old: = dawn) → Hahnenschrei m; at cockcrowbeim ersten Hahnenschrei

cockcrow

[ˈkɒkˌkrəʊ] n at cockcrowal primo canto del gallo, all'alba
References in classic literature ?
this diary seems horribly like the beginning of the "Arabian Nights," for everything has to break off at cockcrow, or like the ghost of Hamlet's father.
This morning, too, I arose (joyous and full of love) at cockcrow.
Nay,' grunted the man, 'the old madman rose at second cockcrow saying he would go to Benares, and the young one led him away.
Everything quite all right, and he began persuading her; and she should have kept him talking till cockcrow, but she got frightened, just got frightened and hid her face in her hands.
She was in the habit of waking them early in the morning, at cockcrow.
Mine own forerunner am I among this people, mine own cockcrow in dark lanes.
Everything cleared up till there wasn't a grain left by cockcrow.
For the rest, she knew that after office- hours, she reigned supreme over all the office furniture, and over a locked-up iron room with three locks, against the door of which strong chamber the light porter laid his head every night, on a truckle bed, that disappeared at cockcrow.
And mother, find three berries red And pluck them from the stalk, And burn them at the first cockcrow That my spirit may not walk.
cockcrow [gailicinium], when the rooster [gallus] lifts up its voice.
Amis traditionally considered ghosts or evil spirits (kawas) to be active from midnight to the first cockcrow (Huang 2005a: 179).
some fieldwork so I could come up with a better cockcrow, but