MEANING: verb intr.: To make a shrill creaking noise by rubbing body parts together.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin stridere (to make a harsh sound). Earliest documented use: 1838.


A THOUGHT FOR TODAY: If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you've got a problem. Everything else is an inconvenience...Life is inconvenient. Life is lumpy. A lump in the oatmeal, a lump in the throat, and a lump in the breast are not the same kind of lump. One needs to learn the difference. -Robert Fulghum, author (b. 4 Jun 1937)


STRIDULANTE - to make a shrill creaking noise by rubbing together a few chips as you throw them onto the poker table to start the next pot

STRIPULATE - what you may be told when you're tardy at the nudist camp

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