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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. Of or relating to letters.
2. Composed of letters (as a literary work).
ETYMOLOGY:From Latin epistola (letter), from Greek epistole (something sent), from epi- (upon, over, on) + stellein (to send). Ultimately from the Indo-European root stel- (to put or stand) that is also the source of stallion, stilt, install, gestalt, stout, and pedestal.
USAGE:"Case in point: Griffin & Sabine, Nick Bantock's epistolary novels told entirely through extravagantly illustrated postcards and letters tucked into envelopes contained in the book."
Jennie Yabroff; Love on the Blocks; Newsweek (New York); Mar 2, 2009.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:"Faith" is a fine invention / For gentlemen who see -- / But microscopes are prudent / In an emergency. -Emily Dickinson, poet (1830-1886)