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Tuesday 25 September 2018
Ab Vrbe Condita 2771
09/23/2018



Favonian (adjective)

Pertaining to the west wind.
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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.
06/17/2018: Chthonic (adjective) Pertaining to gods or spirits of the underworld.
06/10/2018: Ultimogeniture (noun) The right of the youngest child to receive the inheritance.
06/03/2018: Pectiform (adjective) Comb-shaped.
05/27/2018: Ostrobogulous (adjective) Strange, mildly risqué, indecent or pornographic. [Coined by poet and author Victor Neuburg (1883-1940).]
05/20/2018: Obloquy (noun) Public scorn, abuse, or condemnation aimed toward a person or thing.
05/13/2018: Foin (verb) To thrust with a pointed weapon.
05/06/2018: Capriped (adjective) Having goatlike feet.
Virginia Woolf
E.M. Forster
Samuel Richardson
Erica Jong
Catullus
Christopher Marlowe
Henry James
Faltonia Betitia Proba
Voltaire
John Milton
Elizabeth Inchbald
<span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:164px;"><i>I read the Book of Job last night. I don’t think God comes out well in it.<br><br><aside>Virginia Woolf</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:164px;"><i>Nonsense and beauty have close connections.<br><br><aside>E.M. Forster</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:173px;"><i>What we want to tell, we wish our friend to have curiosity to hear.<br><br><aside>Samuel Richardson</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:172px;"><i>Jealousy is all the fun you think they had.<br><br><aside>Erica Jong</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:178px;"><i>Better a sparrow, living or dead, than no birdsong at all.<br><br><aside>Catullus</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:167px;"><i>Money can’t buy love, but it improves your bargaining position.<br><br><aside>Christopher Marlowe</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:162px;"><i>Everything about Florence seems to be colored with a mild violet, like diluted wine.<br><br><aside>Henry James</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:176px;"><i>From earliest times, leaders have broken sacred Vows of peace — poor men, caught up in a fatal Greed for power.<br><br><aside>Faltonia Betitia Proba</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:151px;"><i>Ice cream is exquisite — what a pity it isn’t illegal.<br><br><aside>Voltaire</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:178px;"><i>Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth / Unseen, both when we wake, and when we sleep.<br><br><aside>John Milton</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:169px;"><i>Good humor, like the jaundice, makes everyone of its own complexion.<br><br><aside>Elizabeth Inchbald</aside></i></span>


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