Word of the DayThursday, June 09, 2011
\LOO-kyoo-breyt\ , verb;
To work, write, or study laboriously, especially at night.
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
Lucubrate derives from the Latin lucubratus, "to work by artificial light."
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