Noctilucous

by Heather

Vest-Pocket Vocabulary

Noctil’ucous, a. shining in the night or dark.

Word in the Wild: My favourite part of going to Las Vegas is walking the strip and admiring the noctilucous neon lights.

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Heather March 14, 2011 at 10:30 pm

I’m glad you like the blog, Mark, and I love to see people dusting off these old Vest-Pocket words and bandying them about. Thanks for reading!

Heather

Mark Blasingame March 13, 2011 at 8:14 am

I love this word. It’s also an appropriate word for today.

The ceiling lights in our kitchen had gone out. We had to replace one fixture and rig the other. We went from no lights to what seems like broad daylight. :-)

It’s SO nice to have those noctilucous ceiling lights working again! Will that work?

Love your blog and words.

Mark

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