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Feb 13, 2020
This week’s theme
Words that appear dirty, but aren’t

This week’s words
interdigitate
titular
cockloft
cuntline
cummingtonite

cuntline
cuntline
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with Anu Garg

cuntline or contline or cantline

PRONUNCIATION:
(KUHNT-lyn)

MEANING:
noun:
1. The spiraling groove between two strands of a rope.
2. The space between bilges (the widest part) of two casks stowed side by side.

ETYMOLOGY:
From cant (slope), from French from Latin cantus (corner), from canthus (rim). Earliest documented use: 1848.

USAGE:
“The cuntline in the rope of our legs.”
Nadine Botha; Ants Moving the House Millimetres; Deep South; 2005.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The crucial disadvantage of aggression, competitiveness, and skepticism as national characteristics is that these qualities cannot be turned off at five o'clock. -Margaret Halsey, novelist (13 Feb 1910-1997)

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