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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A tangled lock of hair.
An elflock is a mass of hair supposedly tangled by elves, as a mother might explain to her daughter while untangling her snarled locks after a slumber. From Old English aelf. Ultimately from the Indo-European root albho- (white), which is also the source of oaf, albino, album, albumen, and albedo. Earliest documented use: 1596.
"Rowling's stories hurtle along like an out-of-control broomstick; her plots are as tangled as elflocks."
Harry Potter and the Magic Brew-haha; Fort Worth Star-Telegram; Dec 19, 1999.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:A sneer is the weapon of the weak. -James Russell Lowell, poet, editor, and diplomat (1819-1891)