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  • Then, those large eyes, with that capacity for reflecting light, are common features of nocturnal things—witness the owl and the cat.
  • But, gradually, the truth dawned on me: that Man had not remained one species, but had differentiated into two distinct animals: that my graceful children of the Upper-world were not the sole descendants of our generation, but that this bleached, obscene, nocturnal Thing, which had flashed before me, was also heir to all the ages.

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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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