Eve (?), n. [See Even, n.]
Winter oft, at eve resumes the breeze.
The evening before a holiday, -- from the Jewish mode of reckoning the day as beginning at sunset. not at midnight; as, Christians eve is the evening before Christmas; also, the period immediately preceding some important event.
"On the eve
Eve churr Zool, the European goatsucker or nightjar; -- called also night churr, and churr owl.
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