April 12, 2004

Word Note from the Dog Pack

David Schuler, an interesting blogger with a lot of critters, writes:

Starting a little after 10:00am until around 3:00pm is quiet time in the dog pack. Everyone sleeps.

Human beings are diurnal. We feel most energetic during the day. Cats are nocturnal. They are most active at night. Dogs along with deer and rabbits are crepuscular (from Latin creper, dark). They are most active at dawn and dusk....

Crepuscular is a word I've encountered many times, but I never knew what it meant. I just inferred a meaning from the context!

Posted by John Weidner at April 12, 2004 4:58 PM
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