midnight: a rendezvous at the witching hour.
Origin of witching hour
First recorded in 1825–35
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British Dictionary definitions for witching hour
the witching hour the hour at which witches are supposed to appear, usually midnight
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Idioms and Phrases with witching hour
Midnight, as in They arrived just at the witching hour. This term alludes to older superstitions concerning a time appropriate to witchcraft and other supernatural occurrences. Shakespeare and others wrote of “the witching time of night.” The precise phrase was first recorded in 1835.
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