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May 3, 2016
This week’s theme
Words that appear misspelled

This week’s words
gapeseed
windrow
unwonted
angor
refect

windrow
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windrow

PRONUNCIATION:
(WIND-ro)

MEANING:
noun: 1. A row of raked hay laid to dry in the wind before being baled. 2. A row of leaves, dust, snow, or other material swept together.
verb tr.: To arrange in a windrow.

ETYMOLOGY:
From wind + row, from Old English row + raew. Earliest documented use: 1523.

USAGE:
“If the crop was harvested, it should be placed in windrows up to 2.5m high and 6m wide.”
Pat Deavoll; Beet Success is All in the Preparation; Timaru Herald (New Zealand); Mar 28, 2015.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him. -Niccolo Machiavelli, political philosopher and author (3 May 1469-1527)

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