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Oct 10, 2017
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acarophobia
exclosure
untrack
mise en abyme
zetetic

exclosure
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exclosure

PRONUNCIATION:
(ik-SKLO-zuhr)

MEANING:
noun: A fenced area, especially in a wide open area, to keep unwanted animals out.

ETYMOLOGY:
An enclosure keeps wanted animals in, an exclosure keeps unwanted animals out. The word is modeled after the word enclosure, from ex- (out) + closure (barrier), from Latin claudere (to close). Earliest documented use: 1920.

USAGE:
“Kinney chose to organize and direct the construction of a deer exclosure at Maywood Environmental Park. Deer are restricted from the area as a way to study their impact on the vegetation and tree growth at Maywood.”
Kinney Earns Eagle Scout; Sheboygan Press (Wisconsin); Aug 30, 2016.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
A profound unmitigated loneliness is the only truth of life. -R.K. Narayan, novelist (10 Oct 1906-2001)

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