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Dec 28, 2011
This week's theme
Archaic words

This week's words
mickle
inwit
reechy
aby
mazard

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reechy

PRONUNCIATION:
(REE-chee)

MEANING:
adjective: Smoky, dirty, or rancid.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old English rec (smoke). Earliest documented use: before 1475.

USAGE:
"The writing is fast and punchy, the gore reechy, the science mad as HG Wells."
Meet 007 Jr; The Times of India (New Delhi, India); Apr 25, 2005.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Men shout to avoid listening to one another. -Miguel de Unamuno, writer and philosopher (1864-1936)

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