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Jul 15, 2011
This week's theme
Professions that exist mainly as surnames

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chandler
wainwright
collier
chamberlain
granger

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granger

PRONUNCIATION:
(GRAYN-juhr)

MEANING:
noun: A farmer.

ETYMOLOGY:
Via French from Latin granum (grain). Earliest documented use: around 1112.

USAGE:
"Megan glared. She touched Sena's hair like a granger examining blight."
Anthony Huso; The Last Page; Tor Books; 2010.

See more usage examples of granger in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Naive you are / if you believe / life favours those / who aren't naive. -Piet Hein, poet and scientist (1905-1996)

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