don't you just love it when you hear a word you hardly ever hear let alone use and the very next day you can actually get to use it in context; the word was 'crepuscular' as in beavers are crepuscular creatures and this evening on my after-office walk in the woods I almost tripped over another such creature, a tiny hedgehog
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|Noun||1.||crepuscule - the time of day immediately following sunset; "he loved the twilight"; "they finished before the fall of night"|
even, evening, eventide, eve - the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall); "he enjoyed the evening light across the lake"
night - a shortening of nightfall; "they worked from morning to night"
time of day, hour - clock time; "the hour is getting late"
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[1350–1400; < Latin crepuscul(um)=crepus- (akin to creper obscure) + -culum -cule1]
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The crepuscule cast on the roads home tonight, made for a challenging drive!
Did I use it right? ;)
I think that the Queen of Hearts played croquet w a flamingo mallet and a hedgehog ball?