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forenoon watch

noun, Nautical.
the watch from 8 a.m. until noon.
Origin of forenoon watch
First recorded in 1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I was put on the forenoon watch which went on duty at eight in the morning and came off at one in the afternoon.

    A Texas Cow Boy Chas. A. Siringo
  • Just then Murray, who had had the forenoon watch on deck, came below.

    The Three Midshipmen W.H.G. Kingston
  • He had kept the forenoon watch, and on going below at noon had consumed his usual midday meal with great relish.

    Pincher Martin, O.D. H. Taprell Dorling
  • It was the forenoon watch; the men were summoned to divisions.

    Paul Gerrard W.H.G. Kingston
  • Let me see: Garboard has the forenoon watch to-morrow, and we shall both be off duty after general quarters.

    Brave Old Salt Oliver Optic
  • forenoon watch, cat walks the plank, heave with a will—cheerily does it.

    Cats W. Gordon Stables
  • When six bells struck—eleven o'clock in the forenoon watch—Dora Fletcher had been at the wheel over three hours.

    Captain Calamity Rolf Bennett
  • At about six bells in the forenoon watch the Milesian began to show more sign of animation than before.

    Asiatic Breezes Oliver Optic
  • The first lieutenant, who had the forenoon watch, saluted him, but there was nothing of interest to report.

    On The Blockade Oliver Optic
  • It was about three bells in the next day's forenoon watch when the look-out man first sighted the pirate brigantine.

    Dream Days Kenneth Grahame

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