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midnight midnight appointment in US politics, an appointment made during the last hours of an administration, originally with particular reference to those made by the 2nd President John Adams (1735–1826) in a letter by Thomas Jefferson of January 1811.
midnight Mass a Mass celebrated at or shortly before midnight, especially on Christmas Eve.
midnight sun the sun when seen at midnight during the summer in either the Arctic or Antarctic Circle.

See also burn the midnight oil, Land of the Midnight Sun at land2.

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mid·night / ˈmidˌnīt/ • n. twelve o'clock at night: I left at midnight | [as adj.] a midnight deadline. ∎  [often as adj.] the middle period of the night: the midnight hours.

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