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Wednesday 14 November 2018
Ab Vrbe Condita 2771
11/11/2018



Operose (adjective)

Involving much labor, or of a person who works strenuously.
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11/04/2018: Munge (verb) To modify or transform information, often imperfectly and/or without explanation.
10/28/2018: Nelipot (noun) A person going barefoot.
10/21/2018: Festucine (adjective) Straw-colored or greenish yellow.
10/14/2018: Snarge (noun) What’s left of birds that get sucked into jet engines.
10/07/2018: Lissotrichous (adjective) Straight-haired.
09/30/2018: Guerdon (noun, verb) Reward or payment.
09/23/2018: Favonian (adjective) Pertaining to the west wind.
09/16/2018: Anosmia (noun) The inability to detect smell.
09/09/2018: Farinaceous (adjective) Starch-based. Said of a diet centered around pasta, potatoes, rice, or the like.
09/02/2018: Decaplet (noun) One from a multiple birth of ten. Although 7, 8, and 9 are septuplets, octuplets, and nonuplets; ten are decaplets.
08/26/2018: Couther (verb) To comfort by offering warmth and refreshments.
08/19/2018: Umami (noun, adjective) Sometimes termed savory or brothy, the fifth taste sensation in the tongue along with sweet, sour, salty, and bitter.
08/12/2018: Ullage (noun) The size of the air space at the top of an unopened wine bottle. An excessive ullage indicates the cork has leaked and the wine has probably spoiled.
08/05/2018: Cloffin (verb) To sit by a fire.
07/29/2018: Phthisicky (adjective) Wheezy, showing the symptoms of tuberculosis.
07/22/2018: Vershok (noun) Traditional Russian unit of length equal to 4.445 centimeters or 1.75 inches. Also equivalent to one “rack unit” in relation to modern rack-mounted electronics equipment.
07/15/2018: Thixotropic (adjective) Of a gel, having the property of becoming more liquid when shaken or agitated and then stiffening again while at rest.
07/08/2018: Ramekin (noun) A small dish, usually white and made of ceramic, used for baking and serving individual portions.
07/01/2018: Irrorate (adjective) Spotted, speckled.
06/24/2018: Sockdolager (noun) A decisive argument or blow.
Phillis Wheatley
Emma Goldman
HG Wells
Maxwell Anderson
Eugene Oneill
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Erma Bombeck
Edmund Spenser
Maria Edgeworth
Vittoria Colonna
Clare Boothe Luce
<span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:175px;"><i>Some view our sable race with scornful eye/ “Their colour is a diabolic die.”/ Remember, Christians, Negroes, black as Cain/ May be refin’d, and join th’ angelic train.<br><br><aside>Phillis Wheatley</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:174px;"><i>I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.<br><br><aside>Emma Goldman</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:170px;"><i>The uglier a man’s legs are, the better he plays golf. It’s almost a law.<br><br><aside>HG Wells</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:166px;"><i>There are no wizards and no spells. Just men and women and money and the earth the way it always was.<br><br><aside>Maxwell Anderson</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:174px;"><i>I love every bone in their heads.<br><br><aside>Eugene Oneill</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:156px;"><i>“My country, right or wrong,” is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying, ‘My mother, drunk or sober.’<br><br><aside>Gilbert Keith Chesterton</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:159px;"><i>I will buy any creme, cosmetic, or elixir from a woman with a European accent.<br><br><aside>Erma Bombeck</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:174px;"><i>He that strives to touch the stars oft stumbles at a straw.<br><br><aside>Edmund Spenser</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:160px;"><i>Business was his aversion; pleasure was his business.<br><br><aside>Maria Edgeworth</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:176px;"><i>I fixed my eyes on life’s noblest goals / Yet can’t lift myself / I’m not on the right road / Mine is anything but firm and easy.<br><br><aside>Vittoria Colonna</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:164px;"><i>I’m in my anecdotage.<br><br><aside>Clare Boothe Luce</aside></i></span>


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