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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
adjective: Cowardly or timid.
In earlier times, the liver was considered to be the seat of courage. Hence, lacking blood, a white liver, indicated lack of courage. Earliest documented use: 1616.
"A story of twins -- one bold and the other a lily-livered cop."
Malathi Rangarajan; Brothers and the Baddies; The Hindu (Chennai, India); Sep 25, 2012.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in. -Alan Alda, actor and director (b. 1936)