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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. Strong and sturdy.
3. Coarse or crude.
From Latin robur (oak, strength). Ultimately from the Indo-European root reudh- (red), which also gave us red, rouge, ruby, ruddy, rubella, robust, rambunctious, corroborate, roborant, and russet. Earliest documented use: 1548.
“‘War waits not for robustious men.’ He sighed, then fell silent.”
Ethel Herr; The Maiden’s Sword; Bethany House; 1997.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:All men should strive to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why. -James Thurber, writer and cartoonist (8 Dec 1894-1961)