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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CREPUSCULAR

Through the crepuscular whiteness the trees hung in blotted masses.

It is blended twilight of intellect and sensation; it is the crepuscular of thought.

She lay white, and as if suspended, in the crepuscular atmosphere of sunset mingling with the ashy gleam of the vast anchorage.

Some species of foxes, however, are twilight prowlers, and one or two of the fennecs are also crepuscular.

Crepuscular, kre-pus′kū-lar, adj. of or pertaining to twilight—also Crepus′culous.

When my eyes unclosed the chamber of the moonstone walls was filled with a silvery, crepuscular light.

Rabbits and hares are crepuscular and possibly more nocturnal than diurnal.

There is little need to dwell upon these crepuscular stirrings of popular Latin poetry in the earlier Middle Ages.

Some of the people went, and others came, with brief devoirs to Mrs. Maybough in the crepuscular corner where she sat.

In the Crepuscular tribes (Sphinx L.) the upper wings are incumbent on the lower, and deflexed.

WORD ORIGIN

figurative use from 1660s; literal use from 1755, from Latin crepusculum "twilight, dusk," from creper "dusky," of unknown origin. Especially of evening twilight.

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