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aequoria commented on the word boscaresque
Picturesque; scenically wooded.
March 15, 2009
aequoria commented on the word flotsam
March 2, 2009
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aequoria commented on the word tabula rasa
Also, a need or an opportunity to start from the beginning.
December 7, 2008
aequoria commented on the word saccade
It is also used in music, to mean a rough and sudden movement of the violin bow that causes two or more strings to sound at once, while only bowing one I believe.
Its function is to give energy to a passage.
aequoria commented on the word peripatetic
Walking about. Relating to the philosophy of Aristotle, who, while expounding it, moved from place to place in order to avoid his pupil's objections. A needless precaution -- they knew no more of the matter than he.
aequoria commented on the word perdition
Archaic, utter ruin.
aequoria commented on the word crepehanger
In Victorian times, people usually died in their homes, surrounded by family and friends, and the corpse stayed in the home until burial.
The material most associated with mourning was black silk crepe for its flat, lifeless quality - lustrous materials like furs, satin and velvet were forbidden during times of mourning.
~ Death Online
Either out of respect or superstition, all the mirrors and windows of the family home (of the deceased) were draped with black crepe.
This 'tradition' gave birth to the term, "crepe hanger" to people who are compulsive worriers, anxious about things that have not yet happened.
~ Urban Dictionary
aequoria commented on the word bijou
Yes, it's French. It comes from the Breton word bizou "(jewelled) ring" from bez "finger". Early known documented usage in English is dated 1668.
aequoria commented on the word mores
Mores (pronounced 'maw-rayz') are norms or customs.
Mores derive from the established practices of a society rather than its written laws. They consist of shared understandings about the kinds of behaviour likely to evoke approval, disapproval, toleration or sanction, within particular contexts.
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