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A.Word.A.Day--macroscian

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This week's theme: words to describe people.

macroscian (muh-KROSH-i-uhn) noun

1. One casting a long shadow.

2. One who inhabits polar regions.

[From Greek macros (long) + skia (shadow).]

-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)

"Fix me up with the longest of shadows, Lord. And without my having to go pole-wards. ... And show that we're all up- and-coming macroscians now, with nothing to fear from prerogative." M.F. Dail; Vague Shadows of a Former Self; Trafford Publishing; 2006.

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