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Feb 8, 2008
This week's theme
Words related to sleep

This week's words
somniloquy
diurnation
soporose
hypnopompic
lychnobite


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lychnobite

(LIK-nuh-byt) Pronunciation Sound Clip

noun: One who works at night and sleeps during the day.

[From Greek lychnos (lamp) + bios (life).]

"Before the enfeebled of the dull-eyed lychnobite of the press could succumb to its influence, the cheerful voice of the magician awoke him."
Observer Journal (Dunkirk, New York); Nov 5, 1887.

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Crown: A headgear that makes the head superfluous. -Gabriel Laub, author (1928-1998)

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