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May 24, 2016
This week’s theme
Yours to discover

This week’s words
senescence
tromometer
happenchance
natant
succus

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tromometer

PRONUNCIATION:
(tro-MOM-i-tuhr)

MEANING:
noun: An instrument for detecting or measuring faint tremors caused by an earthquake.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek tromos (trembling). Earliest documented use: 1878.

USAGE:
“A tromometer being perfectly at rest whilst a heavy gale was blowing round the observatory shows that the connection between two sets of phenomena is not so close as might at first be supposed.”
John Milne; Seismology; Cambridge; 1898.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do. -Bob Dylan, singer-songwriter (b. 24 May 1941)

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