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Jan 6, 2009
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avenaceous

PRONUNCIATION:
(av-uh-NAY-shuhs)

MEANING:
adjective: Relating to or like oats.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin avena (oats).

USAGE:
"See birds that know our avenaceous store,
Stoop to our hand, and then repleted soar."
The Poems of H.C. Burner; Scribner; 1896.
(written as a parody of Alexander Pope)

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
For money you can have everything it is said. No, that is not true. You can buy food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; soft beds, but not sleep; knowledge but not intelligence; glitter, but not comfort; fun, but not pleasure; acquaintances, but not friendship; servants, but not faithfulness; grey hair, but not honor; quiet days, but not peace. The shell of all things you can get for money. But not the kernel. That cannot be had for money. -Arne Garborg, writer (1851-1924)

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