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1The phase of the moon in its last quarter, before the new moon.
- ‘There is a slice of new, or old moon in the sky to the east, with Mars still glowing orange in the west.’
- ‘We'd be old friends looking at an old moon, against the backdrop of lit-up Chicago.’
- ‘For those of you who saw that big old moon in the sky last night, with its full face aglow, you will understand.’
- 1.1[mass noun] The time when the old moon occurs.
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