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old moon

n.
The waning moon.
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old moon

n
1. (Astronomy) a phase of the moon lying between last quarter and new moon, when it appears as a waning crescent
2. (Astronomy) the moon when it appears as a waning crescent
3. (Astronomy) the time at which this occurs
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So far I had seen nothing of the Morlocks, but it was yet early in the night, and the darker hours before the old moon rose were still to come.
Then, as my vigil wore on, came a faintness in the eastward sky, like the reflection of some colourless fire, and the old moon rose, thin and peaked and white.
It was becoming an old moon to the friends we had left behind us, but to us Joshuas it stood still in the same place and remained always the same.
He felt a strong desire to hustle them all along a bit and teach them business habits; the hoary old dog and the grizzled, heavy-faced old butler with his prehistoric shirt-front, and the drowsy old moon, and above all the scatter-brained old philosopher who couldn't keep an appointment.
It's also sometimes known as the old moon or the ice moon.
In some cultures, it was known as Old Moon, Ice Moon, Snow Moon, and the Moon after Yule.
Sometimes it was also referred to as the Old Moon, or Moon After the Yule.
Look for dim, gray earthshine illuminating the crescent Moon's night parts--the beautiful "old Moon in the new Moon's arm's" effect.
However, I checked with NASA and it's still definitely the same old Moon as last week.
PigPen Theatre Company's The Old Man and The Old Moon is a new folktale about an old man who abandons his daily task of filling the moon with light to folio whis wife on a fantastical adventure.
In the last years of our lives we become like God's spies as we enter into the mystery of things and laugh at the gossip of poor rogues who are still obsessed with who's in and who's out, who wins or loses at court, in the endless ebb and changes of the fickle old moon.