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#199740 - 05/10/11 11:05 AM word for 'long shadows'  
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I have seen, and can't remember, the word for 'long shadows.' Assistance will be appreciated!

#199742 - 05/10/11 11:30 AM Re: word for 'long shadows' [Re: jrp]  
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There's a word for it? I would have thought 'long shadows' would have done the trick.

#199743 - 05/10/11 12:10 PM Re: word for 'long shadows' [Re: Faldage]  
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How long should they be to deserve a special word?

#199744 - 05/10/11 12:31 PM Re: word for 'long shadows' [Re: jrp]  
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Ha....good question, Bran

#199747 - 05/10/11 02:25 PM Re: word for 'long shadows' [Re: Faldage]  
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Originally Posted By: Faldage
There's a word for it? I would have thought 'long shadows' would have done the trick.


sorry to disappoint, but..

Main Entry: mac·ro·scian
Function: adjective
Etymology: Greek makroskios
: having or casting a long shadow
< that macroscian day which I had dreaded for so long -- Osbert Sitwell >
[W3]

#199759 - 05/10/11 06:26 PM Re: word for 'long shadows' [Re: tsuwm]  
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Originally Posted By: tsuwm
Originally Posted By: Faldage
There's a word for it? I would have thought 'long shadows' would have done the trick.


sorry to disappoint, but..

Main Entry: mac·ro·scian
Function: adjective
Etymology: Greek makroskios
: having or casting a long shadow
< that macroscian day which I had dreaded for so long -- Osbert Sitwell >
[W3]


ooh, I like that word.

welcome, jrp!


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#199760 - 05/10/11 09:37 PM Re: word for 'long shadows' [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]  
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< that macroscian day which I had dreaded for so long -- Osbert Sitwell > [W3]

I see, many hours long.

#199762 - 05/10/11 11:56 PM Re: word for 'long shadows' [Re: BranShea]  
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Good discussion your question started. Welcome JRP


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#199766 - 05/11/11 12:15 PM Re: word for 'long shadows' [Re: tsuwm]  
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"fr. Gk makros, long + skia, shadow] /muh KRASH iun/
[adj.] having a long shadow; [n] a person whose shadow
is long, spec. an inhabitant of the polar regions
"

I bet in the polar regions the shadow projections must be the longest on earth? And in summer the days without end?

#199767 - 05/11/11 12:26 PM Re: and terrify us with their long shadows [Re: tsuwm]  
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macroscian

It's a great word, but unfortunately one would have to return to the easily understandable "long shadows" to gloss it, if one hoped to be understood by more than 0.05% of the Anglophone population.


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