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#125972 03/26/04 09:46 PM
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The Biology of Hypogean Fishes (Developments in Environmental Biology of Fishes, 21)
Aldemaro Romero Diaz

List Price: $154.00

(hmmm.. fish living below the surface of the ground.. whadda concept.)


#125973 03/31/04 01:12 AM
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Here's Word #3:

lacustrine, adj. (luh-KUSS-trin) of, relating to, formed in, living in, or growing in lakes.

Again, an excerpt from Proust:

...at the foot of the path which led down to the artificial lake, there might be seen, in its two tiers woven of forget-me-nots and periwinkle flowers, a natural, delicate, blue garland encircling the water's luminous and shadowy brow, while the iris, flourishing its sword-blades in regal profusion, stretched out over agrimony and water-growing crowfoot the tattered fleurs-de-lis, violet and yellow, of its lacustrine sceptre.

From vol 1, Swann's Way



p.s. Thanks, jheem, for the links. As you can see, I haven't quite deciphered them yet.


#125974 03/31/04 01:49 AM
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I found some sites about blind fish in limestone cave
streams.
In Xanadu did Kublai Khan
a stately pleasure-dome decree,
where Alph, the sacred river, ran
through caverns measureless to man
down to a sunless sea,

That's hypogean.


#125975 03/31/04 02:28 AM
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I like that poem Bill.

Rapunzel, did you look up the etymology of lacustrine? It's funny that the first syllable is pronounced luh. I would have thought it was LAC as in lacquer or shellac.

Lac (pronounced like in my two examples above) is the French word for lake, so I though that the words might be related somewhere deep in the past.



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