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amoristadjective commented on the word autopoiesis
"auto (self)-creation" coined by Humberto Maturana
June 18, 2008
amoristadjective commented on the word sang-froid
From the French, it literally means "cold blood"
May 31, 2008
amoristadjective commented on the list polymorphously-pretentious-patois
May 30, 2008
amoristadjective commented on the word kenning
"Beowulf, leader of the host unlatched his word-hoard"
May 28, 2008
amoristadjective commented on the word cap-a-pie
Horatio to Hamlet: Two nights together had these gentlemen, Marcellus and Bernardo, on their watch, In the dead waste and middle of the night, Been thus encount’red. A figure like your father, Arm’d at all points exactly, cap-a-pie, Appears before them, and with solemn march Goes slow and stately by them. (Act I, Scene II)
amoristadjective commented on the word stylobate
ex) The floor of the ParthenonThe temple, wrote John Julius Norwich, "Enjoys the reputation of being the most perfect Doric temple ever built. Even in antiquity, its architectural refinements were legendary, especially the subtle correspondence between the curvature of the stylobate, the taper of the naos walls and the entasis of the columns."
May 27, 2008
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