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Jun 15, 2010This week's theme
Words related to weather
This week's words
Virga, a painting
Art: Elin Pendleton
A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
MEANING:noun: Rain or snow that evaporates before hitting the ground.
ETYMOLOGY:From Latin virga (rod, streak).
USAGE:"Macduff Everton's images are so physical and tactile, you can nearly feel the moisture in the virga."
Len Jenshel; 25 All-Time Best Photo Books; National Geographic Traveler (Washington, DC); Jan/Feb 2005.
See more usage examples of virga in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:There is as much difference between us and ourselves as between us and others. -Michel de Montaigne, essayist (1533-1592)
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