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A.Word.A.Day--erose

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erose (i-ROS) adjective

Irregularly notched, toothed, or indented.

[From Latin erosus, past participle of erodere, to gnaw off.]

"How can I best hide the gaps where the erose edges of the fireplace and the straight edges of the paneling meet?" Al Carrell, Super Handyman, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Jul 7, 1995.

What happens when you remove the letter a from the alphabet? You b-head it. Each of this week's words sprouts another word if you behead it. Go ahead, try it. Decollate these words. Decapitate them. You won't hurt a thing. Nor would the word-police arrest you, for in each instance you would be generating another word, a 100% dictionary word. -Anu

P.S. Think we can use that word we learned here last week ... verbicide? (-:

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Every age is fed on illusions, lest men should renounce life early and the human race come to an end. -Joseph Conrad


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