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Apr 14, 2004
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endsville

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endsville (ENDZ-vil) adjective, noun

1. Most excellent or the best.
2. Most undesirable; the end.

[From end + -ville (place, city).]

"'To have peace in yourself - that must be the greatest thing in the world,' he said soberly. 'That is what I am looking for. To me that is the greatest thing in living. It is Endsville itself.'"
Hal Boyle; La Rosa Hopes to Launch Own Television Program; Zanesville Signal (Ohio); Oct 19, 1954.

"'Once they start involving the cattle grounds and building networks of roads it will be Endsville for the caribou,' he warns."
Darcy Henton; Diamond Fever Gripping N.W.T. Amid Enthusiasm Comes Concern Over Environment, Land Claims; Toronto Star (Canada); Mar 31, 1996.

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The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedients, and by parts. -Edmund Burke, statesman and writer (1729-1797)

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