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.
This was because twilight may be considered the witching hour, November being the Halloween season.
LIVERPOOL was impatient for the witching hour, as many of the season's biggest celebrations took place before Hallowe'en itself.
99 Orphan Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) is snatched from her bed at the witching hour by a hooded 24ft-tall figure, who introduces himself as the Big Friendly Giant (Mark Rylance).
PRECOCIOUS orphan Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) is snatched from her bed at the witching hour by a hooded 24-feet tall figure, who introduces himself as the Big Friendly Giant (Mark Rylance).
Here are some devilishly divine drinks to ease yourself into the witching hour.
THE BFG (PG) PRECOCIOUS orphan Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) is snatched from her bed at the witching hour by a hooded, 24-feet tall figure, who introduces himself as the Big Friendly Giant (Mark Rylance), and spirits her away to Giant Country.
Big fun: The BFG PRECOCIOUS orphan Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) is snatched from her bed at the witching hour by a hooded 24-feet tall figure, who introduces himself as the Big Friendly Giant (Mark Rylance) and spirits her away to Giant Country.
Sophie knew there was something funny about the witching hour, but she didn't really expect to meet a big, friendly giant.
Starting the trailer with spine-chilling music and lines referencing to the boogeyman and missing people at witching hour, kids might need parental guidance as it might bring terror to the young ones.
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.
It's quadruple witching hour,'' said Joe "JJ'' Kinahan, chief strategist at TD Ameritrade Holding Corp.