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Aug 30, 2012
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Usage examples that are food for thought

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salutary
lucriferous
pugilist
strop
concomitant

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with Anu Garg

strop or strap

PRONUNCIATION:
(strop or strap)

MEANING:
noun: A flexible material such as a strip of leather for sharpening a razor.
verb tr.: To sharpen on a strop.

ETYMOLOGY:
Probably from Latin stroppus (strap). Earliest documented use: 1050.

USAGE:
"We are double-edged blades, and every time we whet our virtue the return stroke straps our vice."
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862).

See more usage examples of strop in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
human wandering through the zoo / what do your cousins think of you. -Don Marquis, humorist and poet (1878-1937)

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