Origin of crepuscular
Examples from the Web for crepuscular
This crepuscular conflict requires a new vocabulary and a familiarity with a new type of history.
Presumably most of the crepuscular and early nocturnal raptorial birds and carnivorous mammals feed on these mice.Speciation and Evolution of the Pygmy Mice, Genus Baiomys|Robert L. Packard
The wind blew, a chilling wind that whirled the snow in that crepuscular fog.Tartarin On The Alps|Alphonse Daudet
Some of the people went, and others came, with brief devoirs to Mrs. Maybough in the crepuscular corner where she sat.The Coast of Bohemia|William Dean Howells
Word Origin for crepuscular
figurative use from 1660s; literal use from 1755, from Latin crepusculum "twilight, dusk," from creper "dusky," of unknown origin. Especially of evening twilight.