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dewfall

[doo-fawl, dyoo-]
noun
  1. formation of dew.
  2. the time at which dew begins to form.
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Origin of dewfall

First recorded in 1615–25; dew + fall
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for dewfall

Historical Examples

  • But the chill damp of dewfall roused him at the first graying of dawn.

    Bloom of Cactus

    Robert Ames Bennet

  • Rain, exposure at dewfall on the searocks, a peccadillo at my time of life.

    Ulysses

    James Joyce

  • The sun is, however, already low, and she calls her darling in from the dewfall.

  • They walked on over grass that sobbed in the dewfall beneath their footsteps.

    Sinister Street, vol. 2

    Compton Mackenzie

  • The dewfall had been very heavy, and soaked them from nose tip to tail, and the bats wheeled overhead.

    Lives of the Fur Folk

    M. D. Haviland