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nyctophobia, scotophobia.
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Only make a little darkness -- only the littlest little darkness, mind, and cease with that.
I opened the door of the coal cellar, and stood there in the darkness staring at the faintly lit doorway into the kitchen, and listen- ing.
It was closed, but having tampered with its lock also, I easily entered and despite the black darkness soon stood by the side of her bed.
So, for years, the Owls slept their happy sleep by day, and found their comfortable meal when darkness fell.
The latter, as you see, have dark nights of 354 hours, without one single ray to break the darkness.
Besides this, the unbroken darkness had had a distressing effect upon my eyes.
Then through the darkness I could see a sort of patch of grey light ahead of us,as though there were a cleft in the hills.
But although Cathullin fled, between Fingal and Swaran battle was renewed till darkness fell.
Some one who has been with you through all your hours of sin and trouble--who has known every thought you have had--has seen where you went, where you lay down and rose up again, and all the deeds you have tried to hide in darkness.
Yes, deep darkness shall cover the earth, and it shall be for a sign that Ignosi is indeed king of the Kukuanas.
In the darkness in the hallway by the door the sick woman arose and started again toward her own room.
And as I looked there came bobbing out upon the current from the Stygian darkness of the interior the shell of one of the great, succulent fruits of the sorapus tree.