PRONUNCIATION: (an-ti-muh-KAS-suhr)

MEANING: noun: A piece of covering placed over the back or arms of a seat to protect from hair oil, dirt, etc.

ETYMOLOGY: From anti- (against) + Macassar oil (a hair oil), said to be made from ingredients from Macassar (now spelled as Makassar), a city in Indonesia. Earliest documented use: 1852.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY: The memory of most men is an abandoned cemetery where lie, unsung and unhonored, the dead whom they have ceased to cherish. -Marguerite Yourcenar, novelist (8 Jun 1903-1987)


ANTIMACATSAR - against selecting an Irishman to be the ruler of all Russia