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Apr 12, 2007
This week's theme
Words that seem risque

This week's words
testaceous
titivate
vomitorium
cockshut
turdiform

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cockshut

(KOK-shut) Pronunciation Sound Clip

noun: Evening; twilight.

Apparently from the time when poultry is shut in to rest.

"Thomas the Earl of Surrey, and himself,
Much about cockshut time, from troop to troop
Went through the army, cheering up the soldiers."
William Shakespeare; The Tragedy of King Richard the Third; 1592-93.

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A city that outdistances man's walking powers is a trap for man. -Arnold Toynbee, historian (1889-1975)

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