nocturnal

Definition: Relating to the night; active in the night

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The History of the Caliph Vathek - By William Beckford, Samuel Henley, Edward Denison Ross
...Those nocturnal insects which presage evil ....
Great Ghost Stories - By Joseph Lewis French
...But the memory of that nocturnal sketch has always remained in my mind ....
The Stepmother - By Honor
...He makes nocturnal assignations with this stupid girl !...
The Coming Conquest of England - By August Niemann, John Henry Freese
...The skipper 's two men, who had been lying fast asleep below deck in the cutter, were considerably astonished and certainly far from pleased at the idea of the nocturnal passage ....
The Mystery of the Sea - By Bram Stoker
...He was silent; so, as it was necessary that the facts as they existed should be spoken of between us, I went on : " Am I to take it that you read the private papers on the table of the library during your nocturnal visit ?...
The Two Brothers - By Honor
...He was convinced that Maxence and some others were the authors of all the nocturnal mischief, and had in all probability carried his cart up the embankment of the tower, and now intended to amuse themselves by ruining him ....
The Call of the Wild - By Jack London, John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress), Philip R. Goodwin, Charles Livingston Bull, Charles Edward Hooper
...Every night, regularly, at nine, at twelve, at three, they lifted a nocturnal song, a weird and eerie chant, in which it was Buck 's delight to join ....
The Age of Innocence - By Edith Wharton
...Winsett did not invite people to his house; but he had once pointed it out to Archer in the course of a nocturnal stroll, and the latter had asked himself, with a little shiver, if the humanities were so meanly housed in other capitals ....
Dracula - By Bram Stoker, Philip M. Parker, Poul Glargaard
...I am beginning to feel this nocturnal existence tell on me ....
The count of Monte-Cristo - By Alexandre Dumas
...It was the same through which, twenty-four years ago, he had been conducted by a silent and nocturnal guard; the houses, to-day so smiling and animated, were on that night dark, mute, and closed . "...
The Hound of the Baskervilles - By Arthur Conan Doyle
...That night he went out as usual tor his nocturnal walk, in the course of which he was in the habit of smoking a cigar ....
Mansfield Park - By Jane Austen, Austin Dobson, Hugh Thomson
...which puts the finishing touch to his task--a task, as we know from his biographers, prolonged through several weeks, and broken only by long nocturnal walks ....
The Age of Innocence - By Edith Wharton, Philip M. Parker
...Winsett did not invite people to his house; but he had once pointed it out to Archer in the course of a nocturnal stroll, and the latter had asked himself, with a little shiver, if the humanities were so meanly housed in other capitals ....