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Permanent link for this word: descry
A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. To catch sight of.
2. To discover or detect.
From Old French descrier (to cry out), from crier (to cry), from Latin critare, from quiritare (to cry out). Earliest documented use: before 1400. A shortening of the word descry resulted in scry.
“And as for the view of seven states, that turned out to be hogwash; you can descry only three from Lookout Mountain.”
Will Self; On Location; New Statesman (London, UK); Aug 22, 2014.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Progressive societies outgrow institutions as children outgrow clothes. -Henry George, economist, journalist, philosopher (2 Sep 1839-1897)
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