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synonyms for nocturnal

  • nightly
  • nighttime
  • after dark
  • late
  • night
  • night-loving
See also synonyms for: nocturnally
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The size of a house cat, colugos are nocturnal mammals that live in trees.
ON A COOL NIGHT IN MALAYSIA, SCIENTISTS TRACK MYSTERIOUS COLUGOS ACROSS THE TREETOPSYAO-HUA LAWNOVEMBER 20, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Depending on where canopy bridges are located, marsupials or rodents could benefit, though observing such creatures to know for sure could be a challenge if they are nocturnal.
A ROPE BRIDGE RESTORED A HIGHWAY THROUGH THE TREES FOR ENDANGERED GIBBONSCAROLYN WILKEOCTOBER 19, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Revealing these differences can be a stepping stone toward seeing how nocturnal activities are faring under climate change.
NIGHTS ARE WARMING FASTER THAN DAYS. HERE’S WHAT THAT MEANS FOR THE PLANET.ULA CHROBAKOCTOBER 9, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
This research project uses the nocturnal insects as a delivery service for tiny electronic packages that weigh less than a hundredth of an ounce.
THESE TINY SENSORS CAN HITCH A RIDE ON MOTHBACKDEVIN COLDEWEYOCTOBER 8, 2020TECHCRUNCH
Besides eye and body size, the team also recorded information on where the frogs lived, whether they were diurnal or nocturnal, and certain aspects of their reproductive behavior.
WHAT HUNDREDS OF PICKLED FROG CARCASSES CAN TELL US ABOUT THEIR ENORMOUS EYESMARÍA PAULA RUBIANO A.OCTOBER 1, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
If only they both come to realise it in their normal waking states his Double will cease these nocturnal excursions.
THREE MORE JOHN SILENCE STORIESALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Desks and boxes were thrust aside, the winch was manned, and the weighty lantern mounted slowly to its nocturnal watch-tower.
THE FLOATING LIGHT OF THE GOODWIN SANDSR.M. BALLANTYNE
But they were not ready as yet to do any nocturnal spearing, and if ever Indians wanted a night's rest they wanted it.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
And each man, I am sure, can imagine how ill A journey nocturnal agree with me will.
THE TALE OF BRYNILD, AND KING VALDEMAR AND HIS SISTERANONYMOUS
Such was found to be the case, as they are strictly nocturnal hunters, and keep their holes closely shut during the day-time.
IN THE WILDS OF FLORIDAW.H.G. KINGSTON
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WORDS RELATED TO NOCTURNAL

  • evening
  • night
  • night after night
  • nighttime
  • nocturnal
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