Break-of-day



dawn; daybreak.
Historical Examples

With Rimington L. March Phillipps
The Best of the World’s Classics, Vol. V (of X) – Great Britain and Ireland III Various
The Siege of Kimberley T. Phelan
The Last Voyage Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey

noun
another term for dawn (sense 1)
Dawn, early morning, as in We’ll leave at break of day, as soon as it’s light, or I feel as though I’ve been working since the break of day. This term uses break in the sense “burst out of darkness.” [ First half of 1500s ]
A synonym from the same period is the noun daybreak.

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