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#214219 - 02/17/14 09:28 PM Re: Monday's Word ESCUTCHEON [Re: jenny jenny]
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ESCUTCHEON

PRONUNCIATION:(i-SKUCH-uhn)

MEANING: noun:
1. An ornamental or protective plate surrounding a keyhole, light switch, door handle, etc.
2. Used in the phrase: blot on one's escutcheon (a stain on one's reputation).
3. A shield or shield-shaped surface bearing a coat of arms.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin scutum (shield). Earliest documented use: 1480.

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ESCUTCHEWON - Province of Canada, third from the left; capital: Regina; major city: Saskatoon

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#214223 - 02/18/14 04:45 AM Re: Monday's Word ESCUTCHEON [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc

major city: Saskatoon


Escutchoon, I'd have thought.

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#214224 - 02/18/14 06:48 AM Re: Tuesday's Word CRURAL [Re: Tromboniator]
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Quote:
Quote:
major city: Saskatoon

Escutchoon, I'd have thought.

Good thought!

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CRURAL

PRONUNCIATION: (KROOR-uhl)

MEANING: adjective: Relating to the leg.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin crus (leg). Earliest documented use: 1599.

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CURAL - a panacea

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#214226 - 02/18/14 12:06 PM Re: Tuesday's Word CRURAL [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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CRURAT – A small rodent that lives under the coxwain's seat or, some may say, on it.

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#214227 - 02/18/14 12:18 PM Re: Tuesday's Word CRURAL [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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CRUALL (kru all)- the word construct of Souteastern US rurals when referring to more than one leg.

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#214238 - 02/19/14 02:05 PM Wednesday's Word ACEDIA [Re: jenny jenny]
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ACEDIA

PRONUNCIATION: (uh-SEE-dee-uh)

MEANING: noun: Apathy; boredom; sloth.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin acedia, from Greek akedia, from a- (not) + kedos (care). Earliest documented use: 1607.

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ACEDINA - city in California, just north of Los Angeles, home of the Ose Bowl

ACENIA - I observed you in Brooklyn

ACNEDIA - a skin eruption confined to the patella; goes away after 24 hours

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#214239 - 02/19/14 10:20 PM Re: Wednesday's Word ACEDIA [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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APEDIA – A massive online resource containing no information.

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#214243 - 02/20/14 12:06 PM Oh Brave New World, that has such people in it... [Re: Tromboniator]
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APEDIA is already upon us:

A specialist is someone who knows more and more about less and less until at last he knows absolutely everything there is to know about nothing at all.

("I'm not making this up, you know." -- Anna Russell)

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#214245 - 02/20/14 12:11 PM Re: Wednesday's Word ACEDIA [Re: Tromboniator]
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Good one Peter, I run into that frequently.
(My quote button is not working today)
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----please, draw me a sheep----

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#214246 - 02/20/14 12:26 PM Thursday's Word DECANT [Re: Tromboniator]
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DECANT

PRONUNCIATION: (di-KANT)

MEANING: verb tr.:
1. To pour, especially in a manner that the sediment is left behind.
2. To rehouse people while their buildings are being rebuilt or refurbished.

ETYMOLOGY: From French décanter (to settle or to clarify), from Latin decanthare, from de- (from) + canthus (spout, rim). Earliest documented use: 1633.

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DEKANT - to engage in Revisionism by systematically eliminating all mention of the Categorical Imperative and Dialectical Materialism from textbooks of Philosophy

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