Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Definitions for crepuscular
- Of, pertaining to, or resembling twilight; dim.
- (Zoology) Appearing or active at twilight.
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Citations for crepuscular
I've been through their checkout and noted its resemblance to Hades - the crepuscular gloom, the dungeon lighting, the mile-long shuffling queue, the glum, sickly faces, the trolleys piled high with flat-pack cardboard units.
In the crepuscular lobby, a broad circle of monitors laid on their backs on the floor blinked up at a laser show spiraling across a tentlike scrim stretched just below the building's blacked-out skylight.
Origin of crepuscular
Crepuscular comes from Latin crepusculum, twilight, from creper, dark, obscure; ultimately of Sabine origin.