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lucubrate \LOO-kyoo-breyt\, verb:

1. To work, write, or study laboriously, especially at night.
2. To write learnedly.

He gives me to understand that you chew various cuds of reflection; that you lucubrate ominously day and night.
    -- Edgar Lee Masters, Skeeters Kir: a novel


Nature designed that I should lucubrate for the high-heeled sock; managers have resolved that I shall scribble for the low-heeled buskin.
    -- Charles Dickens, Tragic Case of a Common Writer
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