evensong :

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  • n  the sixth of the seven canonical hours of the divine office; early evening; now often made a public service on Sundays
  • n  (Anglican Church) a daily evening service with prayers prescribed in the Book of Common Prayer

  • For evensong rubberneck wagons, taxis, excursion trains brought gaping crowds from miles around.
  • At once a voice arose among The bleak twigs overhead In a full-hearted evensong.
  • Then the evensong begins, with the choir in blue robes and white cottas.

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