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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
MEANING:noun: Riding breeches loose above the knees but close-fitting from the knees to the ankles.
ETYMOLOGY:After Jodhpur, a city in northwestern India, earlier a princely state.
USAGE:"One thing is certain. Once he packs up his souperman cape and jockey jodhpurs, stories about [Campbell Soup CEO] David Johnson will be traded for years to come."
Linda Grant; Stirring it up at Campbell; Fortune (New York); May 13, 1996.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:The people who burned witches at the stake never for one moment thought of their act as violence; rather they thought of it as an act of divinely mandated righteousness. The same can be said of most of the violence we humans have ever committed. -Gil Bailie, author and lecturer (b. 1944)