Definition of Noctuary

1. n. A record of what passes in the night; a nightly journal; -- distinguished from diary.



Definition of Noctuary

1. Noun. A record of what passes in the night; a nightly journal. ¹

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Definition of Noctuary

1. a diary for night jottings [n NOCTUARIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Noctuary

noctilios
noctilucas
noctilucent
noctilucin
noctilucine
noctilucous
noctious
noctiphobia
noctivagant
noctivagation
noctivagations
noctivagous
noctograph
noctographs
noctuaries
noctuary (current term)
noctuas
noctuid
noctuid moth
noctuids
noctule
noctules
noctuoid
nocturia
nocturn
nocturnal
nocturnal amblyopia
nocturnal deliria
nocturnal delirium
nocturnal diarrhoea

Literary usage of Noctuary

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1. A Treatise of Mechanics: Theoretical, Practical, and Descriptive by Olinthus Gregory (1826)
"WATCHMAN'S noctuary, the name given to an instrument lately contrived to remedy a great defect in an important branch of the police of great cities, ..."

2. The Repertory of Patent Inventions: And Other Discoveries and Improvements (1803)
"Specification of the Patent granted to SAMUEL DAY, of Charter-house, Hinton, in the County of Somerset, Esquire; for a Watchman's noctuary, ..."

3. Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected with the Palatine Counties of by Chetham Society (1894)
"Among many other extravagancies, I find it recorded of that impostor, In my noctuary. As the late Mr. JE I find it recorded of the imposter. ..."

4. Iron edited by Sholto Percy, Perry Fairfax Nursey (1848)
"Another source of error in the old noctuary is this, that the watchman can have access to the machinery by means of false keys, and by this means cause the ..."

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