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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Definitions for lucifugous

  1. Avoiding light.

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Citations for lucifugous
There begin to be seen walking the streets, hugging the walls, odd lucifugous creatures such as the tide uncovers when the water withdraws. André Gide, Justin O'Brien, Journals: 1914-1927
The lucifugous house, firmly fastened on its corner, with a light that descended while it was hardening, dragged along by the cream-colored crab toward subterranean hibernation. José Lezama Lima, Paradiso
Origin of lucifugous
Lucifugous combines two Latin roots, luci-, "light," and fugere, "to flee."