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graveyard graveyard shift a work shift that runs through the early morning hours, typically covering the period between midnight and 8 a.m.; a group of employees working such a shift. The term is originally nautical, and has been explained as referring to the number of disasters that occur during this time.

See also elephants' graveyard at elephant.

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graveyard

grave·yard / ˈgrāvˌyärd/ • n. a burial ground, esp. one beside a church.

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graveyard

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