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Oct 13, 2021
This week’s theme
Bird words

This week’s words
dovecote
puttock
raven messenger
pigeonhole
war hawk

raven messenger
A raven messenger in the game Hearthstone

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raven messenger

PRONUNCIATION:
(RAY-vuhn mes-uhn-juhr)

MEANING:
noun: A messenger who does not arrive or return in time.

ETYMOLOGY:
In the Bible, Noah sends a raven to go scout the scene, but the bird never returns to the ark. Earliest documented use: 1400. Also known as a corbie messenger.

USAGE:
“But by then Zanja should be far away, with no raven messenger to tell the news.”
Laurie J. Marks; Earth Logic; Tor; 2004.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The age difference between myself (29) and the oldest House members is ~60 years. For better or worse, young people will live in the world Congress leaves behind. That's why I focus on our future: addressing climate change and runaway income inequality, ending school-to-prison pipelines, etc. -Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman to serve in the US Congress (b. Oct 13, 1989)

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