dew


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water that has condensed on a cool surface overnight from water vapor in the air

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It all looked like enchantment beneath the sparkling sheen of dew.
It is not likely; and now it is time for you to come in; you'll catch the fever if you stop out when the dew is falling.
It was impossible to have lived with her fifteen years and not be aware that an unselfish clinging to the right, and a sincerity clear as the flower-born dew, were her main characteristics; indeed, Godfrey felt this so strongly, that his own more wavering nature, too averse to facing difficulty to be unvaryingly simple and truthful, was kept in a certain awe of this gentle wife who watched his looks with a yearning to obey them.
As I looked, one of them snorted, rose and shook the dew from his hide.
When ADAM thus to EVE: Fair Consort, th' hour Of night, and all things now retir'd to rest Mind us of like repose, since God hath set Labour and rest, as day and night to men Successive, and the timely dew of sleep Now falling with soft slumbrous weight inclines Our eye-lids; other Creatures all day long Rove idle unimploid, and less need rest; Man hath his daily work of body or mind Appointed, which declares his Dignitie, And the regard of Heav'n on all his waies; While other Animals unactive range, And of thir doings God takes no account.
unbar this churlish gate, The night dew falls, the hour is late.
There is a lake down there below us, and anyone who bathes in it, though he were at death's door, becomes sound and well on the spot, and those who wash their eyes with the dew on this hill become as sharp-sighted as the eagle, even if they have been blind from their youth.
The night wind tells me secrets Of lotus lilies blue; And hour by hour the willows Shake down the chiming dew.
On a silvery mushroom was spread the breakfast; little cakes of flower-dust lay on a broad green leaf, beside a crimson strawberry, which, with sugar from the violet, and cream from the yellow milkweed, made a fairy meal, and their drink was the dew from the flowers' bright leaves.
that dew was, it may be, the first tears that had ever fallen from the eyes of Aramis!
Only at night and in the forests while the dew lasted was there any freshness.
Dew now-fine thing for carARRH, peppermints,' and, `Powerful lot o' jump-grasses round here ternight.
For, see you, it was our custom to lick the dew from the oar-blades, the gunwales, the thwarts, and the inside planking.
Before yet any woodchuck or squirrel had run across the road, or the sun had got above the shrub oaks, while all the dew was on, though the farmers warned me against it -- I would advise you to do all your work if possible while the dew is on -- I began to level the ranks of haughty weeds in my bean-field and throw dust upon their heads.
At night when the sun went down, the sheets were slackened; in the morning, when they yielded up the damp of the dew and relaxed, they were pulled tight again--and that was all.