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#123497 - 02/20/04 03:18 PM ecdysis
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Date: Sun Jan 7 00:25:22 EST 1996
Subject: A.Word.A.Day--ecdysis
ec.dy.sis \'ek-d*-s*s\ \-d*-.se-z\ n or ec.dy.ses [NL, fr. Gk ekdysis act of getting out] pl : the act of molting or shedding an outer cuticular layer (as in insects and crustaceans)

And it was from this word that H.L.Mencken coined "ecdysiast" = stripper. For which I offer the Latin
equivalent "dysvestrix".



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#123498 - 02/20/04 10:42 PM dysvestrix
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Let's be fair, Dr Bill: you must also coin "dysvestor".


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#123499 - 02/21/04 08:36 AM Re: dysvestrix
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I think that I shall never see
A 'tor as lovely as a 'trixie


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