Friday, 2 March 2012

Entry: crepuscular (adj.)

In context: "Crepuscular animals rustled and perhaps scuttled."

Definition: Zool. Appearing or active in the twilight.

Other: A great word.  Its texture accords well with its meaning - even before looking it up, I had the definite sense that you wouldn't really want a crepuscular animal sitting in your lap.

SNOOT score: 3

Page: 108

Source: Oxford English Dictionary

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