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- n. crepuscule; twilight; dusk
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Twilight.
Dr.F. also mentions, "that cocks began to crow during the darkness of the eclipse of the sun, Sept. 4, 1820; and it seems that _crepusculum_ (or twilight) is the sort of light in which they crow most."
The first is black, which is called the Crow's head, because of its extreme blackness, whose crepusculum sheweth the beginning of the action of the fire of nature and solution, and the blackest midnight sheweth the perfection of liquefaction, and confusion of the elements.
God grant this twilight may prove crepusculum matutinum, forerunning the rising of the sun, and increase of our happiness.
During these days, or forty at Medina, or a few more at Babylon and Byblos, the stars of the Husbandman successively sank out of sight, during the _crepusculum_ or short-lived morning twilight of those Southern climes.
First there is the crepusculum, or daybreak, and so it shines brighter to the meridian.
The Christian Sabbath is the very crepusculum and dawning of the heavenly Sabbath.
I may call it _Lumen crepusculum_, the _Aurora_ of the Moone, or such a kinde of blushing light, that the Sunne causes when he is neere his rising, when he bestowes some small light upon the thicker vapours.