I am only glad to see that Henry is himself ashamed of his lucubration.
How was it that the capitalist had put his signature to such a lucubration?
It was the well-earned harvest of many a learned conference, of many a patient lecture, and many a midnight lucubration.
I put an end to this my lucubration after having very humbly craved your good will and affection.
Father Bougeant calls his lucubration a new system of philosophy; but this is not strictly true.
The "gentlemen of the police and the gendarmerie" shrugged their shoulders and paid no attention to this lucubration.
No amount of crime and bloodshed will atone for the stationary mechanism of this lucubration.
Mr. Charming is a boon, and we would not have missed his lucubration on any account.
1590s, "literary work showing signs of too-careful elaboration," from Latin lucubrationem (nominative lucubratio) "nocturnal study, night work," noun of action from past participle stem of lucubrare, literally "to work by artificial light," from stem of lucere "to shine" (see light (n.)).