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This week's theme: words about books.
fascicle (FAS-i-kuhl) noun
1. Part of a book published in installments. For example, the Oxford English Dictionary was published in fascicles.
2. A bundle. For example, a bundle of nerve or muscle fibers, or a bundle of leaves.
[From Latin fasciculus, diminutive of fascis (bundle).]
The word fascism is related. It refers to the Latin fascis (a bundle or a group) and also to the emblem adopted by Mussolini: a bundle of twigs that was carried as a sign of the power of a magistrate in ancient Rome.
-Anu Garg (garg wordsmith.org)
"Between 1952 and 1984, about two fascicles a year were published." Edward Walsh; A Lexicographic Trip Of Millions of Slips; The Washington Post; May 27, 1992.
We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate. -Thomas Jefferson, third US president, architect and author (1743-1826)