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08/18/17 11:52 AM
SPREADEAGLE PRONUNCIATION: (SPRED-ee-guhl) MEANING: noun: An emblematic representation of an eagle with outspread wings. verb tr.: To position someone with arms and legs stretched out. verb intr.: 1. To assume the form of a spread eagle. 2. To be boastful or bombastic in a...
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08/17/17 03:58 PM
BLACKBIRD PRONUNCIATION: (BLAK-buhrd) MEANING: noun: 1. Any of various birds having black plumage. 2. An indentured laborer or slave kidnapped from the South Pacific. verb tr.: To kidnap a person to work as an indentured laborer or slave. verb intr.: To engage in slave tr...
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08/16/17 08:45 PM
CHICKENHAWK PRONUNCIATION: (CHIK-en hawk) MEANING: noun: 1. Any of various hawks believed to be preying on chickens. 2. A person who favors military action, yet has avoided military service. ETYMOLOGY: From the slang usage of the word chicken for a coward and hawk for som...
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08/15/17 07:11 PM
LIONIZE PRONUNCIATION: (LY-uh-nyz) MEANING: verb tr.: To view or treat someone as an object of great importance. ETYMOLOGY: From the view of the lion as the king of animals. From Anglo-French liun, from Latin leo, from Greek leon. From Earliest documented use: 1825. _____...
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08/15/17 01:15 AM
DOG DAYS PRONUNCIATION: (dog dayz) MEANING: noun: 1. The hottest period of the summer. 2. A period of stagnation, lethargy, inactivity, or decline. ETYMOLOGY: A translation of Latin dies caniculares (puppy days), from Greek kunades hemarai (dog days), so called because Si...
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