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dark of the moon

noun
1.
the period during which the moon is not visible.
Origin of dark of the moon
1645-1655
1645-55
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  • Corn planted on the dark of the moon would be all root and leaves.
  • Whatever they did in the dark of the moon, they performed as well as they could in daylight.
  • Plant root vegetables by the dark of the moon, other vegetables by the light of the moon.
  • The time was set during the dark of the moon, and the moon was now rising and breaking through the clouds.
  • Tho sloughing season of the crab is after the dark of the moon, increasing as the moon nears its full.
  • At the dark of the moon they go out at night upon the lagoon in their canoes, in which they carry flaring torches.

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