Definition of Graveyard watch

1. Noun. A watch during the night (as from midnight to 8 a.m.).

Exact synonyms: Middle Watch, Midwatch, Night Watch
Generic synonyms: Watch



Definition of Graveyard watch

1. Noun. (nautical) The middle watch on a ship, from midnight to 4 am. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Graveyard Watch

graves' disease
graveside
gravesides
gravesite
gravesites
gravest
gravestead
gravestone
gravestones
graveward
graveyard
graveyard poetry
graveyard shift
graveyard shifts
graveyard spiral
graveyard watch (current term)
graveyards
gravic
gravid
gravid uterus
gravida
gravida I
gravida II
gravida III
gravidae
gravidas
gravidated
gravidation
gravidiamagnetic
gravidic

Literary usage of Graveyard watch

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1. Superstitions of the Highlands & Islands of Scotland by John Gregorson Campbell (1900)
"... the graveyard watch, kept by the spirits of the departed. At Kiel (Cill Challum Chille], in Morvern, the body of the Spanish Princess said to have been ..."

2. The Cruise of the Hippocampus by Alfred Fullerton Loomis (1922)
"Brandishing aloft this eminent authority's story, I asked my valiant crew what they thought of during the graveyard watch. Subjoined are two veracious ..."

3. For the Freedom of the Seas by Ralph Henry Barbour (1918)
"Or are you considering taking the graveyard watch to-night?" "Oh, it isn't really late yet," laughed the boy. "It's such a peachy night that I hate to go ..."

4. Report by United States Industrial Commission (1900)
"... name of "the graveyard watch,"and it is said by the seamen that the graveyard is then open—if the men are overworked and do not get the necessary sleep. ..."

5. Reports of the Industrial Commission by United States Industrial Commission, James Henderson Kyle, Albert Clarke (1900)
"It is called by the name of " the graveyard watch,"and it is said by the seamen that the graveyard is then open—if the men are overworked and do not get the ..."

6. Eight Hours for Laborers on Government Work by Committee on Education and Labor, United States, Senate, Congress (1904)
"Those two hours are called the graveyard watch. That is the time when the graveyard is open, and the accidents that have caused the greatest amount of loss ..."

7. Report of the Industrial Commission on Transportation ...: Including by United States Industrial Commission, Balthasar Henry Meyer, Roswell Cheney McCrea (1900)
"... the name of " the graveyard watch,"and it is said by the seamen that the graveyard is then open—if the men are overworked and do not get the necessary ..."

8. H. R. 15651, Eight Hours for Laborers on Government Work: Hearings Before by Committee on Labor, Subcommittee No. 1, United States, Congress, House (1908)
"Those two hours are called the graveyard watch. That Is the time when the graveyard is open, and the accidents that have caused the greatest amount of loss ..."

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