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What a perfect word!

ves·per·tine (vĕs'puhr-tīn') also ves·per·ti·nal (vĕs'puhr-tī'nuhl)
adj.
Of, relating to, or occurring in the evening.
Botany. Opening or blooming in the evening.
Zoology. Becoming active in the evening, as bats and owls; crepuscular.

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paka
Jan. 9th, 2007 06:49 pm (UTC)
Sounds like it should be a monastic order.
spottylogic
Jan. 9th, 2007 06:53 pm (UTC)
I could see that. They developed an unhealthy fixation on Vespers and just started repeating it at all hours. Probably heretical.
itza
Jan. 9th, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC)
One of Björk's album titles, did ya know?

spottylogic
Jan. 9th, 2007 07:23 pm (UTC)
Yes, that's where I heard the word, actually :)
fizzitt
Jan. 9th, 2007 08:47 pm (UTC)
"crepuscle" has always been a favorite of mine, ever since I heard the word in the title of a Thelonious Monk song.
spottylogic
Jan. 9th, 2007 08:52 pm (UTC)
That is a good word!
spottylogic
Jan. 9th, 2007 09:03 pm (UTC)
And hyenas being crepuscular, I'm kind of familiar with the word, but I hadn't stopped to think of its root before. Very nice word!
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