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From Ancient Greek λύχνος (lúkhnos, lamp) and βίος (bíos, life).


lychnobite (plural lychnobites)

  1. (rare) A person who works or labors at night and sleeps during the day.
    • 1887 November 5, Observer Journal (Dunkirk, New York):
      Before the enfeebled of the dull-eyed lychnobite of the press could succumb to its influence, the cheerful voice of the magician awoke him.
    • 1924, John Chipman Farrar, The Literary Spotlight, page 192:
      [] he has listened as a pretended accomplice while sinister lychnobites laid plans over a low back bar-room table for outlaw depredations involving theft and manslaughter.