day gate

1) The going of the day; sunset.

1689 James Stancliffe, a boye of about 14 yeares of age, came to this deponent’s house in Dewisbury about daye-gate, and came to the fyer, and desired lodging. The Surtees Society editor noted the word in Durham in 1675 and the OED has ‘day-going’ in 1638.

places Dewsbury
dates 1689

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