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#87679 11/23/02 10:24 PM
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From Baltimore spelling bee. Back in the thirties, when Hitler was engineering annexation of
Austria, our papers and radio referred to that as "Anscluss".


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Another kid flunked on "caliga". I might have too. I remember "Caligula" the son of Marcus Aurelius,
whose nickname he got as a child when his father was conducting military campaigns in Germany,
and he wore "little boots" similar to the ones the soldiers wore, which were caliga.

CAŽLIGA, a strong and heavy shoe worn by the Roman soldiers.
Although the use of this species of calceamentum extended to the
centurions, it was not worn by the superior officers. Hence the common
soldiers, including centurions, were distinguished by the name of caligati



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I could not find this as an English word. It is Greek, meaning the end.


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>I could not find this as an English word.

?? it's in MWCD and AHD and gets more than 100,000 google hits.


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Dear tsuwm: This is one time Yahoo! Search box let me down. And in 1913 Webster I got:
Sorry, telos was not found in the headwords of the 1913 Webster Dictionary!! Remember, this is a 1913 edition, so it is missing
many modern English words and definitions. Cross-references are identified automatically and may not correspond to valid
headwords identified in the source data.

Somehow, I do no think of 'telos" as post 1913 word.


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wwh,

Why don't you type in "Onelook.com" sometimes? That site includes over 700 dictionaries/lexicons, including tsuwm's, but I don't know whether it includes all of tsuwmn's. I've just seen his listed--especially when there are only two or so references listed for some bizarre entry.


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In fact, I just went to Onelook, and there were five dictionaries/lexicons listed as references for telos, and guess whuw was one of the five?

The definition the mystery lexicographical logophile listed was:

"an ultimate end," which sounds like it could be read as redundant given our discussions this week on penultism and gang.


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Dear WW: This is the first time the Yahoo! search box has let me down. It is quick and easy,
and up to now I have had superlative results with it.

And at the same time as I get definitions, I get sites in which the word is used.


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See what Yahoo gives you for ferrophiliac.


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Dear Wordwind: It gave me the most AMAZING pictures. Had you been there?
You might want to delete your post before others go there.


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