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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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  • Just then Murray, who had had the forenoon watch on deck, came below.

    The Three Midshipmen W.H.G. Kingston
  • The forenoon watch had just been set, when Colonel Gauntlett came on deck.

  • I, it having been my forenoon watch, was consequently invited with the officer of it.

    Rattlin the Reefer Edward Howard
  • It was the forenoon watch; the men were summoned to divisions.

    Paul Gerrard W.H.G. Kingston
  • "Eight bells she strikes, the first o' the forenoon watch," said Joe.

    Blackbeard: Buccaneer Ralph D. Paine
  • forenoon watch, cat walks the plank, heave with a will—cheerily does it.

    Cats W. Gordon Stables
  • At about six bells in the forenoon watch the Milesian began to show more sign of animation than before.

    Asiatic Breezes 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
  • 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, in short, a thoroughly disagreeable day, and I was by no means sorry that it was my forenoon watch below.

    A Middy of the King Harry Collingwood

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