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Thursday, June 09, 2011

lucubrate

\LOO-kyoo-breyt\ , verb;
1.
To work, write, or study laboriously, especially at night.
2.
To write learnedly.
Quotes:
He gives me to understand that you chew various cuds of reflection; that you lucubrate ominously day and night.
-- Edgar Lee Masters, Skeeters Kir: a novel
Nature designed that I should lucubrate for the high-heeled sock; managers have resolved that I shall scribble for the low-heeled buskin.
-- Charles Dickens, Tragic Case of a Common Writer
Origin:
Lucubrate derives from the Latin lucubratus, "to work by artificial light."
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