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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A fat and slovenly person.
From Middle English fusty (smelly, moldy) + lug (to carry something heavy). Earliest documented use: 1607.
"'Come on, you old fustilugs,' he called, for she wheezed and blew and mounted with difficulty."
Julian Rathbone; Joseph; Little Brown; 2001.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Humanity also needs dreamers, for whom the disinterested development of an enterprise is so captivating that it becomes impossible for them to devote their care to their own material profit. Without doubt, these dreamers do not deserve wealth, because they do not desire it. Even so, a well-organized society should assure to such workers the efficient means of accomplishing their task, in a life freed from material care and freely consecrated to research. -Marie Curie, scientist, Nobel laureate (1867-1934)
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