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A.Word.A.Day--calvity

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calvity (KAL-vi-tee) also calvities, noun

Baldness.

[From Latin calvities (baldness), from calv-us (bald).]

"He wore his own hair - what there was left of it: short tight curls round a shining calvity, though he was in his thirties." Patrick O'Brian; Post Captain; W.W. Norton; 1990.

This week's theme: hair today, gone tomorrow.

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During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. -George Orwell, writer (1903-1950)

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