Lucubration

A word that I learned a few days back of which I can relate.  The story behind it is when I was an early teen, we had an ice storm come through and many power lines were broken.  They of course did not have the power lines like they do today.  Anyway, I still had to do homework and we had an old kerosene lamp that I had to use for light to study by.  I will say this right here, it is not good on your eyes if you are used to electric lights.  So lucubration is a good word for this story because it means laborious or intense study all night by a candle or lamp.

The word is derived from a Latin verb Lucubrare which means to work by lamplight.

I just thought that I would throw these into the fire to encourage you to appreciate the electric lights that you have.

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