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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A fiery speaker, especially a preacher.
From obsolete Italian scaldabanco (literally, heats the bench), from scaldare (to heat) + banco (bench). Earliest documented use: 1670.
“A hot scaldabanco ... verjuicing his sermon with every fright he could, he spit his wrath and spanked the vices of his age without a break or breath.”
Alexander Theroux; Darconville’s Cat; Doubleday; 1981.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it. -Margaret Fuller, author (23 May 1810-1850)