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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
adjective: Very dark or gloomy.
After Cimmerians, a mythical people described in Homer's Odyssey, who lived in perpetual darkness at the entrance of Hades. The historical Cimmerians, who lived in Crimea, were unrelated. Earliest documented use: 1594.
"All along the beach they had travelled on the empty bus, watching as lightning slashed the brooding, Cimmerian sky."
Anita Rau Badami; The Hero's Walk; Algonquin Books; 2001.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:To be nobody-but-yourself -- in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else -- means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting. -E.E. Cummings, poet (1894-1962)