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A.Word.A.Day--diurnation

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This week's theme: words related to sleep.

diurnation (dy-uhr-NAY-shuhn) noun

The habit of sleeping or being dormant during the day.

[From Latin diurnus (daily), from dies (day).]

"Many others hide away in the daytime, an adaptation called diurnation."
Neil Champion; Deserts; Black Rabbit Books; 2007.

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The door of a bigoted mind opens outwards so that the only result of the pressure of facts upon it is to close it more snugly. -Ogden Nash, poet (1902-1971)

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