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Tuesday 24 September 2019
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Assoil (verb)

To absolve, to pronounce Not Guilty.
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09/15/2019: Corncrake (noun) An elusive, omnivorous, chestnut-colored bird of the family Rallidae (rails) that ranges through Eurasia and winters in Africa.
09/08/2019: Agonic (noun) The imaginary line, roughly longitudinal, where magnetic and true north lie in exactly the same direction. It wanders unpredictably, typically about 10 miles per year.
09/01/2019: Penniform (adjective) Feather-shaped.
08/25/2019: Nixie (noun) A letter or package that’s undeliverable due to a faulty address. Or, a female water spirit. Or, one of those old-fashioned numeric displays consisting of a neon-filled glass tube and multiple cathodes.
08/18/2019: Grimthorpe (verb) To alter or remodel a building without taking its history and character into account. Named for Edmund Beckett, 1st Baron Grimthorpe, QC (1816–1905).
08/11/2019: Ulotrichous (adjective) Having tightly curled or “peppercorn” hair.
08/04/2019: Distichiasis (noun) The condition, caused by a genetic mutation, of having double rows of eyelashes. One of its better known sufferers was actress Elizabeth Taylor.
07/28/2019: Absquatulate (verb) To slip out without being seen.
07/21/2019: Semiotician (noun) An expert at reading signs, symbols, gestures, and other visual cues.
07/14/2019: Jyngine (adjective) Wryneck-like. A wryneck is either of two species of European woodpeckers that can whip their heads around almost 180 degrees, which, combined with hissing, serves as a threat display.
07/07/2019: Idiolect (noun) The individualistic traits of a person’s speech. A further subdivision of dialect.
06/30/2019: Hapax legomenon (noun) The bane of dictionary authors, a word within a particular language that occurrs only once in the written record.
06/23/2019: Mesonoxian (adjective) Pertaining to midnight.
06/16/2019: Morepork (noun)
morepork
An owl, Ninox novaeseelandiae, found in Australia and New Zealand.

06/09/2019: Retromingent (adjective) Cowardly (literally, “urinating backward”).
06/02/2019: Chrysopoeia (verb) The act of transmuting base substances into gold.
05/26/2019: Zero Stroke (noun) A mental disorder occurring during times of economic hyperinflation in which the sufferer obsessively writes row upon row of zeros. The term was coined by German physicians observing this phenomenon during the Weimar Republic period.
05/19/2019: Naufragous (adjective) Shipwreck-causing.
05/12/2019: Deasil (adverb or adjective) Clockwise. As a verb, it means to move clockwise.
05/05/2019: Widdershins (adverb or adjective) Counterclockwise.
Noël Coward
Oliver Goldsmith
Countess Of Blessington
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Anthony Trollope
Charlotte Mary Yonge
Anthony Burgess
Cato the Elder
Emily Pauline Johnson
Arthur Conan Doyle
JRR Tolkien
<span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:161px;"><i>I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.<br><br><aside>Noël Coward</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:182px;"><i>Good liquor, I stoutly maintain, gives genius a better discerning.<br><br><aside>Oliver Goldsmith</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:166px;"><i>Prejudices are the chains forged by ignorance to keep men apart.<br><br><aside>Countess Of Blessington</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:175px;"><i>Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests.<br><br><aside>Samuel Taylor Coleridge</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:164px;"><i>They are best dressed, whose dress no one observes.<br><br><aside>Anthony Trollope</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:171px;"><i>If I write nothing but fiction for some time I begin to get stupid, and to feel rather as if it had been a long meal of sweets; then history is a rest, for research or narration brings a different part of the mind into play.<br><br><aside>Charlotte Mary Yonge</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:177px;"><i>Readers are plentiful; thinkers are rare.<br><br><aside>Anthony Burgess</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:161px;"><i>Those who are serious in ridiculous matters will be ridiculous in serious matters.<br><br><aside>Cato the Elder</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:166px;"><i>Never let anyone call me a white woman… I am Indian and my aim, my joy and my pride is to sing the glories of my own people.<br><br><aside>Emily Pauline Johnson</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:174px;"><i>You will, I am sure, agree with me that… if page 534 only finds us in the second chapter, the length of the first one must have been really intolerable.<br><br><aside>Arthur Conan Doyle</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:168px;"><i>I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.<br><br><aside>JRR Tolkien</aside></i></span>

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