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- adj. Before dawn
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Held or being before light; -- a word applied to assemblies of Christians, in ancient times of persecution, held before light in the morning.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Occurring before daylight; preceding the dawn.
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Pleiades, in the penultimate antelucan hour, shod in sandals of bright gold, coifed with a veil of what do you call it gossamer.
How serene does she now arise, a queen among the Pleiades, in the penultimate antelucan hour, shod in sandals of bright gold, coifed with a veil of what do you call it gossamer.
Hardly anything could be more isolated or more self-contained than the lives of these two walking here in the lonely antelucan hour, when gray shades, material and mental, are so very gray.