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
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This was because twilight may be considered the witching hour, November being the Halloween season.
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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).
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.
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