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  • Long before 'nerd' took on its present meaning, it was commonly used by cartoonists and graphic artists to mean eraser crumbs...

    March 24, 2012

  • "Amid smells of salami and onions, customers drank and sometimes played morra. "The Prague Cemetery," Umberto Eco

    January 15, 2012

  • Legal term of French origin, literally meaning 'outside'; in the context of legal proceedings, it refers to that which is outside the scope of interest or relevance.

    February 5, 2008

  • Some other words for evening or twilight:

    - afternight

    - antitwilight

    - cocklight

    - crepuscule

    - e'en

    - eventide

    - gloaming

    - undertime

    - vesper

    - vespertide

    - vespertine

    February 5, 2008

  • several other definitions include:

    1. a decisive or conclusive reply in an argument or debate, as one that settles a matter, like when your Mom says, "Case closed!"

    2. a combination of two hooks that close on each other when a fish bites the hook.

    3. any unusually large object.

    February 5, 2008

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