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#122843 - 02/13/04 07:42 PM chrestomathy Joined: Jan 2001
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Date: Tue Nov 12 01:51:42 EST 1996
chres.tom.a.thy \kre-'sta:m-*-the-\ n [NL chrestomathia, fr. Gk chre-stomatheia, fr. chre-stosX useful + manthanein to learn; akin to Skt hrasva small 1: a selection of passages compiled to aid in learning a language
2: a volume of selections from an author
#122844 - 02/13/04 07:48 PM Re: chrestomathy Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 771 Fiberbabe
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Not to be confused with Crestomancy: divination by means of reading toothpaste squeezed out of the tube.
#122845 - 02/13/04 08:03 PM Re: chrestomathy Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 7,210 Buffalo Shrdlu
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good one, fb!
though, as a reader of young adult lit, I thought of these:
formerly known as etaoin...
#122846 - 02/14/04 01:15 AM Re: chrestomathy Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,475 jheem
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Not to be confused with christomancy: divination by anointing with oil.
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