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This week's theme: A medley of words
strait (strayt) usually used in plural
[From Middle English streit (narrow), from Old French estreit, from Latin strictus, past particle of stringere (to bind, draw tight). Ultimately from Indo-European root streig- (to stroke or press) that's also the source of strike, streak, strict, stress, and strain.]
"Given its budget straits, the city is unlikely to afford residents
any more than an opportunity to go on the air, producing shows at
their own expense."
From my close observation of writers... they fall into two groups: those who bleed copiously and visibly at any bad review, and those who bleed copiously and secretly at any bad review. -Isaac Asimov, scientist and writer (1920-1992)