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Aug 28, 2009
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rimy
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with Anu Garg

rimy

PRONUNCIATION:
(RY-mee)

MEANING:
adjective: Covered with frost; frostlike.

ETYMOLOGY:
From rime (frost), from Old English hrim.

rimy cartoon
Cartoonist: Doug Pike
routh: abundance
USAGE:
"Wild and frozen and mad, nothing but slow-cracking glaciers and phenomenally unfriendly seas and long-broken huts on rimy windswept beaches haunted by the spectres of chill Russian miners."
Euan Ferguson; Why Are They Cool? The Observer (London, UK); Apr 23, 2006.

See more usage examples of rimy in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Society cannot exist without inequality of fortunes and the inequality of fortunes could not subsist without religion. Whenever a half-starved person is near another who is glutted, it is impossible to reconcile the difference if there is not an authority who tells him to. -Napoleon Bonaparte, general and politician (1769-1821)

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