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dead hour

Slang definitions & phrases for dead hour

dead hour

noun phrase

A college period during which one has no class: By dead hour I didn't mean Professor Chapman's class, only that I had no class at all at 9 (1920+ College students)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • It was the dead hour of night, two or half-past two, and the boy was frightened.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • It was the dead hour of the night—who could be waking at such an unusual time?

  • Was it possible that they watched her even in the dead hour of night?

    Fardorougha, The Miser William Carleton
  • She had entered the presence of that terrible woman alone, at the dead hour of night!

    Canadian Crusoes Catherine Parr Traill
  • It is said that twice in the year, at the dead hour of the night, the ghost of a bride wanders sorrowfully from room to room.

    Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska Charles Warren Stoddard
  • After a jaunt through the storm and snow in the dead hour of night, he reached the old man's cabin.

  • "Old John Brown" took old man Doyle and two sons and two other men in the dead hour of night and put them to death.

  • Surprised to see her go out alone at the dead hour of night, I suspected evil and followed her, but so that she could not see me.

    Folk-Tales of Bengal Lal Behari Day
  • It was now the dead hour of the twenty-four—the hour before the despatch of the millions of journals, damp from the presses.

    Felix O'Day F. Hopkinson Smith
  • Not being able to find the road I came into an Indian settlement at the dead hour of the night.

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