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 for Prime of the moon
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prime \Prime\, n.
     1. The first part; the earliest stage; the beginning or
        opening, as of the day, the year, etc.; hence, the dawn;
        the spring. --Chaucer.
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              In the very prime of the world.       --Hooker.
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              Hope waits upon the flowery prime.    --Waller.
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     2. The spring of life; youth; hence, full health, strength,
        or beauty; perfection. "Cut off in their prime."
        --Eustace. "The prime of youth." --Dryden.
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     3. That which is first in quantity; the most excellent
        portion; the best part.
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              Give him always of the prime.         --Swift.
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     4. [F. prime, LL. prima (sc. hora). See Prime, a.] The
        morning; specifically (R. C. Ch.), the first canonical
        hour, succeeding to lauds.
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              Early and late it rung, at evening and at prime.
                                                    --Spenser.
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     Note: Originally, prime denoted the first quarter of the
           artificial day, reckoned from 6 a. m. to 6 p. m.
           Afterwards, it denoted the end of the first quarter,
           that is, 9 a. m. Specifically, it denoted the first
           canonical hour, as now. Chaucer uses it in all these
           senses, and also in the sense of def. 1, above.
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                 They sleep till that it was pryme large.
                                                    --Chaucer.
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     5. (Fencing) The first of the chief guards.
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     6. (Chem.) Any number expressing the combining weight or
        equivalent of any particular element; -- so called because
        these numbers were respectively reduced to their lowest
        relative terms on the fixed standard of hydrogen as 1.
        [Obs. or Archaic]
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     7. (Arith.) A prime number. See under Prime, a.
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     8. An inch, as composed of twelve seconds in the duodecimal
        system; -- denoted by [']. See 2d Inch, n., 1.
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     Prime of the moon, the new moon at its first appearance.
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