Crepusculous
Crepuscular Cre*pus"cu*lar (-k?-l?r), Crepusculous Cre*pus"cu*lous (-l?s), a. [Cf. F. cr['e]pusculaire.] 1. Pertaining to twilight; glimmering; hence, imperfectly clear or luminous. [1913 Webster]

This semihistorical and crepuscular period. --Sir G. C. Lewis. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Flying in the twilight or evening, or before sunrise; -- said certain birds and insects. [1913 Webster]

Others feed only in the twilight, as bats and owls, and are called crepuscular. --Whewell. [1913 Webster]


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  • Crepuscular — Cre*pus cu*lar ( k? l?r), Crepusculous Cre*pus cu*lous ( l?s), a. [Cf. F. cr[ e]pusculaire.] 1. Pertaining to twilight; glimmering; hence, imperfectly clear or luminous. [1913 Webster] This semihistorical and crepuscular period. Sir G. C. Lewis.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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