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#96148 - 02/21/03 11:55 AM Re:leucoryxis
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. The Arabian
oryx (Oryx leucoryx) has been successfully bred in captivity


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#96149 - 02/21/03 11:58 AM Re:toreutics
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.

toreutics


SYLLABICATION:
to·reu·tics
PRONUNCIATION:
t-rtks
NOUN:
(used with a sing. verb) The art of working metal or other materials by the use
of embossing and chasing to form minute detailed reliefs.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek toreutikos, of metal work, from toreutos, worked in relief, from
toreuein, to work in relief, from toreus, a boring tool. See ter-1 in Appendix
I.
OTHER FORMS:
to·reutic —ADJECTIVE


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#96150 - 02/21/03 12:03 PM Re zeuglodon
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Basilosaurus
cetoides (formerly Zeuglodon cetoides).Eocene archaeocete whale, (1984). ... recent than 65
million years ago w


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#96151 - 02/21/03 12:08 PM Re: Re skeuomorph
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Skeuomorphs and Cultural Algorithms - ... The skeuomorph here does not replace
function, but merely simulates the referent, in a ... man’s extrasomatic means of adaptation," and
so by definition, is that ...


Enough. Skeuo the skeuomorph.


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#96152 - 02/21/03 02:55 PM Re: Caroline's Corner
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egospazomati?

I no longer have an ego. I sold it for "value received".


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#96153 - 02/21/03 03:25 PM Re: Caroline's Corner
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Dear musick:
"My eyes are blind, I cannot see
I have not got ;my specs with me...."


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#96154 - 02/21/03 04:36 PM Re: Caroline's Corner
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wwh,

Thank you for posting those definitions! You're a dear!

WW


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#96155 - 02/21/03 05:03 PM Re: Caroline's Corner
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Dear Wordwind: too bad only you and I think so. Bill


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#96156 - 02/21/03 05:20 PM Re: Caroline's Corner
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Oh, wwh! Cast out those negative thoughts. I'm sure there are others here who enjoy reading these definitions. It's a challenge trying to guess what the words may mean and it's a relief not to have to look all of them up since I'm sure we're all busy looking up other words.


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#96157 - 02/21/03 05:54 PM Re: Caroline's Corner
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Dear WW: Try your French on this Maxim of Delarochefoucauld .

Le refus de la louange n'est que le desire d'être loué deux fois.


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