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first light

noun, Southern U.S.
Origin of first light
1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • There were many late risers this morning because dances the previous night had ended only at first light.
  • Nor yet did he make the first light bulb, nor the first generator.
  • He sets off happily at first light and returns only at dusk.
  • Other aircraft took over the search at first light, scanning the site for hints of movement.
  • The telescope's real problem was the one that had made first light so nearly frustrating: it couldn't point.
  • The first light bulbs were comparatively expensive too.
  • The first light in the universe, the light used to push spacecraft, and the light produced by kicking the head of a walrus.
  • We drank coffee and ate oatmeal in the sooty first light of the next morning, then set off.
  • In winter, mountaineers generally leave between two and four in the morning to reach the face by first light.
  • We woke up the next morning before first light, and the windows were already shaking from bomb blasts.
British Dictionary definitions for first light

first light

the time when light first appears in the morning; dawn
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