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#123497 - 02/20/04 08:18 PM ecdysis  
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Date: Sun Jan 7 00:25:22 EST 1996
Subject: A.Word.A.Day--ecdysis
ec.dy.sis \'ek-d*-s*s\ \-d*-.se-z\ n or ec.dy.ses [NL, fr. Gk ekdysis act of getting out] pl : the act of molting or shedding an outer cuticular layer (as in insects and crustaceans)

And it was from this word that H.L.Mencken coined "ecdysiast" = stripper. For which I offer the Latin
equivalent "dysvestrix".



#123498 - 02/21/04 03:42 AM dysvestrix  
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Let's be fair, Dr Bill: you must also coin "dysvestor".


#123499 - 02/21/04 01:36 PM Re: dysvestrix  
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I think that I shall never see
A 'tor as lovely as a 'trixie



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