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 for nightfall
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Nightfall \Night"fall`\, n.
     The close of the day; the arrival of the night; the period at
     and just after dusk. --Swift.
     [1913 Webster +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the time of day immediately following sunset; "he loved the
           twilight"; "they finished before the fall of night" [syn:
           twilight, dusk, gloaming, gloam, nightfall,
           evenfall, fall, crepuscule, crepuscle]

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