moonlit moonlit  /ˈmun ˌlɪt/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) lighted by moonlight

Usage(s):

  1. Left standing over the moonlit rubble was a solitary sentinel, a church tower, whose bell was jolted by the earth's angry vibrations into a final eerie death knell.
  2. On the Andean slopes near Bogota, the Indian peon must still give a day's work without pay to get the hacendado's permission to farm his own plot on moonlit nights.
  3. Midway up we entered a vast grotto with an underground mountain lake and turned back, panting, to look down upon the majestic moonlit landscape.

News

  1. Turtles have fingerprints? New genetic technique reveals paternity and more

    For 220 million years they have roamed the seas, denizens of the bustling coral reef and the vast open ocean. Each year, some emerge from the pounding surf onto moonlit beaches to lay their eggs. Throughout human history, we have revered them, used them, and worked to protect them, but we have only begun to understand these ancient, iconic creatures. Now, with all five of the sea turtle species ...
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. UPDATE: The Man Who Tumbled Down the Cliff in Twin Falls is in Stable Condition at St. Luke's Magic Valley

    TWIN FALLS • Emergency personnel standing near a boat landing watched a helicopter pierce the moonlit sky as the injured BASE jumper was lifted from the bottom of the Snake River Canyon early Monday morning. Twenty-two mostly volunteer responders from Twin Falls and Jerome Counties saved the man who tumbled down the side of the cliff after jumping off an outcropping near the edge. It took them ...
    on June 24, 2013     Source: The Times-News

  3. On the Scene: Shakespeare in the Park’s The Comedy of Errors

    If there are summer evenings in Manhattan that seem, almost by design, perfect for outdoor theater, last Saturday was one of them. Indeed, a house packed with rapt, moonlit faces watched the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in The Park production of The Comedy of Errors, a mistaken-identity farce in which two sets of twins, separated in youth, inadvertently sow chaos and confusion on the Greek town ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Time Magazine

Quotes

  1. "We have the beautiful Rann, the most incredible salt desert - the only one of its kind- in the world. I want people to see it, especially on moonlit nights when it sparkles like diamonds. We have 12,000 small and big religious festivals, the lions...
    on Dec 6, 2009 By: Narendra Modi Source: Economic Times

  2. "Most people, when they hear the word Hawaii, they immediately conjure up pictures of beautiful beaches, lovely dancers and moonlit nights," said Inouye, a decorated World War II veteran. "Hawaii is all that and more: Our sons and daughters...
    on Jun 17, 2006 By: Daniel Inouye Source: USA Today

  3. "My whole being resonated with incredible feeling that I was going to go visit with an elephant, on a starless, moonlit night in Africa," Palin said, Shatner's book in her lap. "And I was going to visit that elephant in my underwear."
    on Dec 12, 2009 By: Sarah Palin Source: New York Daily News

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