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verb tr.: To tear off or to rip into pieces.
From Latin discerpere (to tear to pieces), from dis- (apart) + carpere (to pick, pluck). Earliest documented use: 1483.
“Trace shook her head and inhaled through o’d lips, imagining a mother bear or cougar finding, catching, and killing the fawn, discerping it to share with April-born cubs or kits.”
Scott Elliott; Temple Grove; University of Washington Press; 2013.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:What a child doesn't receive he can seldom later give. -P.D. James (Phyllis Dorothy James), novelist (3 Aug 1920-2014)