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This week's theme: a medley of words.
palisade (pal-uh-SADE) noun
1. A fence of stakes forming a defense.
2. A line of steep cliffs, especially along a river.
To fortify with palisades.
[From French palissade, Latin palus (stake). Ultimately from Indo-European root pag- (to fasten) that is also the source of peace, pacify, pact, travel, compact, pagan, and peasant.]
-Anu Garg (garg AT wordsmith.org)
"Another stake in the protectionist palisade is being erected around European steelmaker Arcelor, subject of a 18.6 billion euro hostile take over bid by Indian billionaire Lakshmi Mittal." Paul Maidment; Luxembourg Rejects Mittal's Plan For Arcelor; Forbes (New York); Jan 2006.
A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers. -Robert Quillen, journalist and cartoonist (1887-1948)