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This week's theme: miscellaneous words.
serotine (SER-uh-tin, -tyn) adjective
Late in occurring, forming, or flowering.
A small brown bat (Eptesicus serotinus) native of Europe and Asia (named after its habit of appearing late in the evening).
[From Latin serotinus (belated), from serus (late).]
-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)
"We passed along, athwart the twilight peering Forward as far as ever eye could stretch Against the sunbeams serotine and lucent." Dante Alighieri; The Divine Comedy (translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow); 1867.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent. -Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
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