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Mar 13, 2014
This week's theme
20-letter words

This week's words
polyphiloprogenitive
Little Lord Fauntleroy
anthropomorphization
silk-stocking district
secret of Polichinelle

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with Anu Garg

silk-stocking district

PRONUNCIATION:
(SILK-STOK-ing dis-trikt)

MEANING:
noun: A part of a city inhabited by the rich and powerful.

ETYMOLOGY:
From the fact that only the rich could afford expensive silk hosiery. Earliest documented use: 1893.

USAGE:
"In New York years ago, cops in the silk-stocking district of the Upper East Side knew how to tie a bow tie for a young man without the experience to do it himself."
James & Kay Salter; Life Is Meals; Knopf; 2010.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
In this world, you must be a bit too kind to be kind enough. -Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux, dramatist and novelist (1688-1763)

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