Lucubration

Definition of Lucubration

Lu`cu`bra´tion
n.1.The act of lucubrating, or studying by candlelight; nocturnal study; meditation.
After long lucubration I have hit upon such an expedient.
- Goldsmith.
2.That which is composed by night; that which is produced by meditation in retirement; hence (loosely) any literary composition.
Thy lucubrations have been perused by several of our friends.
- Tatler.

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