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  • Skein

    1 or less commonly skean or skeane \ˈskān \ : a loosely coiled length of yarn or thread wound on a reel

    2 : something suggesting the twists or coils of a skein : TANGLE

    3 : a flock of wildfowl (such as geese or ducks) in flight

    Definition of Skein (Entry 2 of 2)

    transitive verb

    : to wind into skeins

    skein yarn

    September 23, 2018

  • The certainty of space, increase, freedom, futurity,

    In space, the sporades, the scatter’d islands, the stars—on the firm earth, the

    lands, my

    lands;

    Walt Whitman - American Feuillage

    September 22, 2018

  • The

    States,

    each for itself—the money-makers;

    Factories, machinery, the mechanical forces—the windlass, lever, pulley—All

    certainties,

    The certainty of space, increase, freedom, futurity,

    In space, the sporades, the scatter’d islands, the stars—on the firm earth, the

    lands, my

    lands;

    Walt Whitman - American Feuillage

    September 22, 2018

  • I love the 'oblique approach' definition of this word! That's a fantastic connotation and one I plan on using in my own writing!!

    September 22, 2018

  • The sachem blowing the smoke first toward the sun and then toward the earth,

    The drama of the scalp-dance enacted with painted faces and guttural exclamations,

    The setting out of the war-party—the long and stealthy march,

    The single-file—the swinging hatchets—the surprise and slaughter of enemies;

    Walt Whitman - American Feuillage

    September 22, 2018

  • The departing ships, when the sailors heave at the capstan;

    —Evening—me in my room—the setting sun,

    The setting summer sun shining in my open window, showing the swarm of flies, suspended,

    balancing

    in the air in the centre of the room, darting athwart, up and down, casting swift shadows

    in

    specks

    on the opposite wall, where the shine is;

    Walt Whitman - American Feuillage

    September 22, 2018

  • feuillage

    nm foliage, leaves pl

    https://mobile-dictionary.reverso.net/french-english/feuillage

    AMERICA always!

    Always our own feuillage!

    Always Florida’s green peninsula! Always the priceless delta of Louisiana!

    Walt Whitman - American Feuillage

    September 22, 2018

  • Nevertheless, historical priority does not seem to me a sufficient reason to explain why the word fascism became a synecdoche, that is, a word that could be used for different totalitarian movements.

    -Umberto Eco

    September 21, 2018

  • “True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.”

    ― George Washington

    September 21, 2018

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