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graveyard shift

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Definition the group of people who work during the night; .e.g., midnight to 8 a.m.
  • Godwin used to be in the rodeo and worked the graveyard shift at the local paper mill, which is the lifeblood of West Monroe.
    Willie & Korie Robertson  --  The Duck Commander Family
  • "Ah most always work from six t' midnight, but I was coverin' the graveyard shift.
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska
  • She grabs my arm outside the Skulls' barracks, where I was heading for a bit of rest before a graveyard shift on the wall.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • She'd worked the graveyard shift, something she only had to do once a month or so.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • Two officers remained at his side from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Another stayed with Lincoln until midnight, and a fourth man covered the graveyard shift.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • One day, I made 100 bucks working a weekend on the graveyard shift at one of the docks in the warehouse district.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • Puller walked up behind her and noted that the two cops were ones he'd never seen before, which made sense if they were pulling the graveyard shift.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • In San Francisco at half past two on the morning of November 18, 1944, a young woman named Lynn Moody was alone in the Office of War Information, working the graveyard shift.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • The lonely policeman who worked the all night graveyard shift talked and asked questions until 2 A.M. I didn't have the strength to sit straight in the captain's wooden swivel chair.
    Peter Jenkins  --  A Walk Across America
  • Riding among an exhausted busful of Negroes going on to graveyard shifts all over the city, she saw scratched on the back of a seat, shining for her in the brilliant smoky interior, the post horn with the legend DEATH.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • Two remain at his side from eight A.M. to four P.M. Another stays with Lincoln until midnight, when a fourth man takes the graveyard shift, posting himself outside Lincoln's bedroom or following the president through the White House on his insomniac nights.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • I now worked full-time on the graveyard shift of a paper factory.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • The hours inch by, slower than a graveyard shift on the watchtowers.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • In San Francisco at 2:30 a.m. on November 18, a young woman named Lynn Moody was working the graveyard shift in the Office of War Information.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken - adapted for young adults
  • On the street, directly in front of the house, there was a Ford County sheriff's patrol car, and behind the wheel sat one Louis Tuck, a full-time deputy who worked the graveyard shift and whose primary responsibility was to be seen in the neighborhood throughout the night and, specifically, to be parked near the mailbox at precisely 5:45 each morning, Monday through Saturday, when Mr. Brigance stepped onto the porch and waved hello.
    John Grisham  --  Sycamore Row

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