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dusk adj. dark-coloured (OE.); sb. darker stage of twilight XVII; vb. grow dark (OE.). The form dusk (XIV) is difficult to account for (cf., however, for the vowel OE. ġeðuxod, ġeðushod darkened); it was preceded by ME. dosk sb., doskin vb. XIII, which are characteristically western forms and repr. OE. dox dark, swarthy (:- *duskaz :- IE. *dhuskos, whence L. fuscus dark, dusky), and its deriv. doxian become dark in colour; rel. to OS. dosan, OHG. tusin darkish (of colour), dull (cf. DUN 1).

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dusk / dəsk/ • n. the darker stage of twilight: dusk was falling rapidly | working the land from dawn to dusk. ∎  semidarkness: in the dusk of an Istanbul nightclub. • v. [intr.] poetic/lit. grow dark: [as adj.] (dusking) he saw the lights blaze in the dusking sky. • adj. poetic/lit. shadowy, dim, or dark.

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duskBasque, Monégasque •ask, bask, cask, flask, Krasnoyarsk, mask, masque, task •facemask •arabesque, burlesque, Dantesque, desk, grotesque, humoresque, Junoesque, Kafkaesque, Moresque, picaresque, picturesque, plateresque, Pythonesque, Romanesque, sculpturesque, statuesque •bisque, brisk, disc, disk, fisc, frisk, risk, whisk •laserdisc • obelisk • basilisk •odalisque • tamarisk • asterisk •mosque, Tosk •kiosk • Nynorsk • brusque •busk, dusk, husk, musk, rusk, tusk •subfusc • Novosibirsk •mollusc (US mollusk) • damask •Vitebsk •Aleksandrovsk, Sverdlovsk •Khabarovsk • Komsomolsk •Omsk, Tomsk •Gdansk, Murmansk, Saransk •Smolensk •Chelyabinsk, MinskDonetsk, Novokuznetsk •Irkutsk, Yakutsk

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