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witching hour

noun
1.
midnight:
a rendezvous at the witching hour.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35
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British Dictionary definitions for witching-hour

witching hour

noun
1.
the witching hour, the hour at which witches are supposed to appear, usually midnight
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Idioms and Phrases with witching-hour
Midnight, as in They arrived just at the witching hour. This term alludes to older superstitions concerning a time appropriate to witchcraft and other supernatural occurrences. Shakespeare and others wrote of “the witching time of night.” The precise phrase was first recorded in 1835.
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