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woof (woof) noun
1. The threads that run crosswise (at right angles with the warp) in a woven cloth. Also known as weft.
[From Old English wefan (to weave).]
"It had the features of a righteous man,
"Dante's description of Geryon, the monster representing Fraud. The passage is often admired for its poetic exuberance. The traveler's trip down into the depths of hell on Geryon's back is one of the most extraordinary descriptions in the entire poem, rendering the height of fantasy as though it had actually occurred."
This week's theme: words from Dante's Inferno, a verse translation by Jean Hollander and Robert Hollander.
It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others. -John Andrew Holmes
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