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diurnal
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Oliver Twist
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  • No chance-child was he, for he could trace his genealogy all the way back to his parents, who lived hard by; his mother being a washerwoman, and his father a drunken soldier, discharged with a wooden leg, and a diurnal pension of twopence-halfpenny and an unstateable fraction.

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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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