Lucubration

Lu`cu*bra"tion

(?), n. [l. lucubratio;cf. F. lucubration.] 1. The act of lucubrating, or studying by candlelight; nocturnal study; meditation.
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After long lucubration I have hit upon such an expedient.
Goldsmith.
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2. That which is composed by night; that which is produced by meditation in retirement; hence (loosely) any literary composition.
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Thy lucubrations have been perused by several of our friends.
Tatler.
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