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This week's theme: Words borrowed from Irish.
cosher (KOSH-uhr) verb tr.
[From Irish cosair (feast).]
-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)
"How it is that poor men's wives, who have no cold fowl and port wine on which to be coshered up, nurse their children without difficulty, whereas the wives of rich men, who eat and drink everything that is good, cannot do so, we will for the present leave to the doctors and mothers to settle between them." Anthony Trollope; Barchester Towers; 1857.
People like to imagine that because all our mechanical equipment moves so much faster, that we are thinking faster, too. -Christopher Morley, writer (1890-1957)