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Jul 18, 2017
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lateritious

PRONUNCIATION:
(lat-uh-RISH-uhs)

MEANING:
adjective: Resembling, made of, or the color of, bricks.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin later (brick). Earliest documented use: 1656.

USAGE:
“All that I know is that I always feel otherness burning in my driftings. I call them storms which the sighted world would describe as rufescent1, would term them lake-coloured, rubiginous2, carnelian3 lateritious. True, there exists in me anger, there exists in me bits of poison.”
Will Alexander; Diary as Sin; Skylight Press; 2011.
1from Latin rufus (red)
2from Latin ruber (red)
3from Latin cornum (cherry) or caro (flesh)

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner. -Nelson Mandela, activist, South African president, Nobel laureate (18 Jul 1918-2013)

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