Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A diminutive termination, of Latin origin, occurring in article, particle, corpuscle, muscle, homuncle, etc., the diminutive force being in some cases unfelt in English. In corpuscle and muscle the pronunciation of c is assimilated to the preceding s. In icicle, chronicle, and some other words, the termination -cle is of different origin.
“The tragic insight at the core of the Salon article is how the man who created and enforced this ideal — Mike Jeffries — cannot attain it himself, no matter how much he wants to.”
“The guy profiled in the article is James Kakalios, a physics prof at the University of Minnesota.”
“The 6,200-word article is somehow chock full of fascinating little revelations.”
“The NYT article is a good run-through of what has happened to it since its inception, of the players involved in the debate now and how they came by their positions, and looks at some of the possible treatments.”
“Janice Fraser, the author of this article, is facilitating a discussion about what’s new on the Internet — what developments like Flickr, Technorati, Del. icio.us, &c. mean.”
“I wonder why — especially since so much of the article is about EPIC — she didn’t write you guys and ask for comment, or at least let you know she was writing the article.”
“Also, from the gamespy article is a link to last year’s competition, to create a LoveStory.”
“In so far as the article is about anything, it’s about the replacement of a centralized city organized around industry and labor by a decentralized city organized around information and commerce.”
“W'en I k'n read my titles cle'r -- an' w'en I see de martins swawmin 'atter sundown -- an' w'en I year de peckerwoods confabbin 'togedder dese moonshiny nights in my een er town -- en I knows de hot wedder's a breakin' up, an 'I know it's 'bout time fer po' fokes fer ter be rastlin '' roun 'and huntin' up dere rashuns.”
“Hit useter be a _common_ sayin 'in Jones, an' cle'r 'cross into Jasper, that pa would 'a bin a rich man an ''a owned _niggers_ if it hadn't but 'a bin bekase he sot his head agin stintin' of his stomach.”
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