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diurnal
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Gulliver's Travels
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  • There was an astronomer, who had undertaken to place a sun-dial upon the great weathercock on the town-house, by adjusting the annual and diurnal motions of the earth and sun, so as to answer and coincide with all accidental turnings of the wind.

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  • studied the creature’s diurnal activities
  • diurnal flowers are open during the day and closed at night

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