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#95497 - 02/13/03 08:56 PM more more  
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arcate: bow-shaped
archimandrite: head of a monastery or convent
arctoid: bear-like
arefy: to dry up; to wither
aret: to assign or allot
argil: clay used in making pottery
argute: shrill; keen; shrewd
aristarchy: government by the best
armigerous: entitled to bear arms
arpent: unit of land area slightly smaller than an acre
arrendator: one who rents or farms at a yearly rent
arthrology: study of joints


#95498 - 02/13/03 09:33 PM Re: more more  
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aristarchy: government by the best


Best at what?


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I love me, I am the best. The merry hell with all the rest.If I could clone myself a thousand
times, I'd take over this country. That would be aristarchy. Another good reason to ban cloning.


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Arefy

Once had a neighbor who had a dog named Arfey...and she used to sing to him,
"What's it all about, Arfey?..."


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archimandrite: head of a monastery or convent

What a wonderful, archaic sounding word. It always conjures up a picture of a figure, dimly seen through mists of incense, imposing, bearded, robed and mitred and carrying a heavy, elaborately decorated, staff. Should be worth a lot of points in a D&D game!







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archimandrite

I have a distant relative who is an Archimandrite of the Greek Catholic Church, (a high bishop akin to the Cardinal of the Roman Catholics). He started out as a priest in a Carpatho-Russian congregation, St. John's in Perth Amboy, NJ. I always loved the sound of that word, archimandrite, and wondered about it's origin. Eastern Rite priests are allowed to marry, BTW.




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