from The Century Dictionary.

  • Moderately dusky; partially obscure; dark or blackish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Somewhat dusky.

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  • adjective Somewhat dusky.


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dusk +‎ -ish


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  • Then, stealing his thunder, but in the befitting le-gomena of the smaller country, (probable words, possibly said, of field family gleaming) a bit duskish and flavoured with a smile, seein as ow his thoughts consisted chiefly of the cheerio, he aptly sketched for our soontobe second parents (sukand see whybe!) the touching seene.

    Finnegans Wake 2006

  • Here I have sat a few minutes, and had not the least thought of getting away, or going farther; but to return as soon as it was duskish.

    Pamela 2006

  • The sun appears to us more refulgent, by reason it is moved in a clearer and purer air; the moon appears more duskish, it being carried in an air more troubled and gross.

    Essays and Miscellanies 2004

  • When it grew duskish, he that was about to reap said, 'The sun is set'; and they answered, 'Well.'

    From the Talmud and Hebraica 1602-1675 1979

  • That > [So that] 8 Through smouldry cloud of duskish stinking smoke, smouldry > {Smothery, tending to smother} 9 That the only breath him daunts, who has escaped the stroke.

    The Faerie Queene — Volume 01 Edmund Spenser

  • The feathers of the turky are of a duskish grey, edged with a streak of gold colour, near half an inch broad.

    History of Louisisana Or of the Western Parts of Virginia and Carolina: Containing -1775 Le Page du Pratz

  • Sharp's canoas crept out, "under the shore," and laid her aboard "just as it began to be duskish."

    On the Spanish Main Or, Some English forays on the Isthmus of Darien. John Masefield 1922

  • It was now duskish, but he was so near that he could see her eyes through the twilight.

    Frank Merriwell Down South Burt L. Standish 1905

  • Thus is the Tradition; in which by the light of the fourteenth day their glossaries tell us that we must understand the ` thirteenth day at even, when it began to be duskish and candle-light. '

    NPNF1-12. Saint Chrysostom: Homilies on the Epistles of Paul to the Corinthians Editor 1889

  • But after visitin 'a spell, jest after it got duskish, we went out the back door and went cross lots, and got there ensconced in the dark corner without anybody seein' us and before the meetin 'begun.

    Samantha on the Woman Question Marietta Holley 1881


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