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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
MEANING:adjective: Having a long narrow nose.
ETYMOLOGY:From Greek lepto- (thin) + rhin (nose). Also see rhinorrhea (a runny nose). First recorded use: 1880.
USAGE:"Like a horny sightless woman on a blind date, she begins to knead her heavy friendship-ring-laden fingers into my face. 'Leptorrhine nose ... kumquat-headed ...'"
Paul Beatty; Slumberland; Bloomsbury; 2008.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Power always has to be kept in check; power exercised in secret, especially under the cloak of national security, is doubly dangerous. -William Proxmire, US senator, reformer (1915-2005)
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