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nocturnal
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Bleak House
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  • Once there (and it was always lurking thereabout), it is very active and nimble in Mrs. Snagsby’s breast, prompting her to nocturnal examinations of Mr. Snagsby’s pockets; to secret perusals of Mr. Snagsby’s letters; to private researches in the day book and ledger, till, cash-box, and iron safe; to watchings at windows, listenings behind doors, and a general putting of this and that together by the wrong end.

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  • The mice are nocturnal, so we never see them, but we see their droppings.
  • I enjoy the nocturnal sounds of the jungle.

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