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#193741 - 10/30/10 02:16 AM A hissing fancy  
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While trying to find a word that might suit the FF's need, I came across this word: dehisce. For whatever reason, I like this word! Maybe for the sound, I dunno. Anyway, it means:
intr.v.
de·hisced, de·hisc·ing, de·hisc·es

-- Botany To open at definite places, discharging seeds, pollen, or other contents, as the ripe capsules or pods of some plants.

-- Medicine To rupture or break open, as a surgical wound.

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ETYMOLOGY:
Latin dehscere : d-, de- + hscere, to split, inchoative of hire, to be open

AHD

Then I got to wondering if there is a word hisce, that the de- might be a prefix for. Onelook had one entry, which I couldn't read, and am hoping someone will help me out with this:
No definitions are available for hisce.
Examples

Penelopes, nebulones, Alcinoique, modo tot annos in academia insumpserint, et se pro togatis venditarint; lucri causa, et amicorum intercessu praesentantur; addo etiam et magnificis nonnunquam elogiis morum et scientiae; et jam valedicturi testimonialibus hisce litteris, amplissime conscriptis in eorum gratiam honorantur, abiis, qui fidei suae et existimationis jacturam proculdubio faciunt.
—Anatomy of Melancholy
So in the hope of getting that son back home more readily he bought both of these prisoners from the commissioners who were disposing of the spoils. hisce autem inter sese hunc confinxerunt dolum...

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#193746 - 10/30/10 05:37 AM operation anyone? [Re: Jackie]  
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It also is a term used frequently by the medical progression.profession.

dehisced....split open or rupture, usually after surgery, due to poor healing or infection but also to incorrect use of sutures or staples. Also a wound can dehisced if sutures are removed too soon.

Yes it has a great sound...

#193748 - 10/30/10 11:34 AM Re: operation anyone? [Re: Jackie]  
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Latin hiscere, 'to gape'. The prefixde- in this case would not be a negating prefix but one indicating outward motion as seen in the Latin preposition de, 'down from, from'.

#193751 - 10/30/10 12:09 PM Re: operation anyone? [Re: Faldage]  
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So its like 'discard'? I mean you have dislocate and locate, but no discard and card as verbs.

#193757 - 10/30/10 09:18 PM Re: operation anyone? [Re: BranShea]  
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oh no? I say 'card me' all the time, playing Black Jack.
/kidding

#193758 - 10/30/10 09:24 PM Re: operation anyone? [Re: Jackie]  
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And when you card wool what you get is kept.

#193762 - 10/31/10 03:36 AM Re: operation anyone? [Re: Faldage]  
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Jee, true, there ěs a verb card. But still, only used in combine with wool.

#193763 - 10/31/10 05:16 AM Re: card [Re: BranShea]  
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well not just wool

goats (angora or cashmere), alpacas, silk, llamas and even rabbit fur....any animal fleece which is used for spinning.

I just watched on TV yesterday....a man 'shearing' his angora rabbits (he made a table with an apparatus that holds his rabbits and can turn so he can shear each side, with ease.

#193766 - 10/31/10 08:02 AM Re: card [Re: Candy]  
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I hope he had little woolen overalls for the poor things after the job was done?

#193770 - 10/31/10 10:33 PM Re: operation anyone? [Re: Faldage]  
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The prefixde- in this case would not be a negating prefix but one indicating outward motion as seen in the Latin preposition de, 'down from, from'. Ah! Merci.

Branny, there is another verb meaning for card, at least around these parts. If you look like you could be under the legal age for drinking (or perhaps other things), you get carded at the entrance--meaning they look at your identification card. I don't know if it's just slang or whether it might be in a dictionary somewhere.

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