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  • 2. (Transport / Nautical Terms) a device consisting of two hornlike prongs projecting horizontally in opposite directions from a central base, used for securing lines on vessels, wharves, etc.

    August 15, 2010

  • Word History: Today's Good Word is a burnishing of 15th century French témérité, inherited from Latin temeritas "happenstance, accident, at random", a noun derived from the adverb temere "by chance, accidentally". "Blindly" or "in the dark" are other fitting translations of this word because it comes from a Proto-Indo-European word, temes- "dark". We find relatives in Sanskrit tamas- "darkness" and Russian t'ma "darkness" and tëmnyi "dark".

    Dr. Goodword,

    November 30, 2009

  • It is Celtic in origin.

    October 20, 2009

  • The distinction must be drawn between brogues and brogueing. The term brogueing refers to punched patterns along the seams and outer layers of the shoe uppers, while a brogue is not only a fully-punched shoe, but also has Derby (open) lacing. Brogueing, the punching which forms the patterns in the shoes, has its origin in the boglands common in Scotland and Ireland; the wearers had to step in and out of bogs all day and needed a shoe that would allow good drainage. Today brogueing is used to emphasise the seams that define the design of a shoe. This punching occurs in various patterns. Brogueing is mostly applied to laced shoes, typically Oxfords or Derbys, but may sometimes by used on loafers or women's shoes.

    October 2, 2009

  • an aubade

    August 18, 2009

  • Peshmerga, Peshmerge or Armed Forces of Kurdistan (Kurdish:Pêşmerge پێش مه‌رگه ‌‌) is the term used by Kurds to refer to armed Kurdish fighters. Literally meaning "those who face death" (Pesh front + marg death) the Peshmerga forces of Kurdistan have been in existence since the advent of the Kurdish independence movement in the early 1920s, following the collapse of the Ottoman and Qajar empires which had jointly ruled over the area.

    "Peshmerga." - Wikipedia., the free encyclopedia (17 August 2009)

    August 17, 2009

  • In the United States, United Kingdom, and South Africa, a coal mine and its accompanying structures are collectively known as a colliery.

    Colliery tailings : slag

    August 9, 2009

  • Result of abnormal calcium metabolism

    July 29, 2009

  • Cobbler's templates

    July 28, 2009

  • Early Methodist preachers

    July 28, 2009

  • Licentious man

    July 28, 2009

  • East Indian sailor

    July 28, 2009

  • It is an image of a serpent eating a child.

    June 22, 2009

  • June 10, 2009

  • "By playing at Chess then, we may learn: I. Foresight, which looks a little into futurity, and considers the consequences that may attend an action…"

    - Benjamin Franklin,"The Morals of Chess",(1750)

    February 6, 2009

  • to exhibit


    1600–10; < L ēvincere to conquer, overcome, carry one's point, equiv. to ē- e- + vincere to conquer

    February 4, 2009

  • Wikipedia: cairn

    In the mythology of ancient Greece, cairns were associated with Hermes, the god of overland travel. According to one legend, Hermes was put on trial by Hera for slaying her favorite servant, the monster Argus. All of the other gods acted as a jury, and as a way of declaring their verdict they were given pebbles, and told to throw them at whichever person they deemed to be in the right, Hermes or Hera. Hermes argued so skillfully that he ended up buried under a heap of pebbles, and this was the first cairn.

    January 18, 2009

  • "Malaysian sarong" = kain

    January 13, 2009

  • "This is a nice, small joke that provides a few grace notes of levity in what is otherwise a lugubrious exercise in spiritual bushwa."

    Scott, A.O. "Movie Review: Seven Pounds (2008) An I.R.S. Do-Gooder and Other Strangeness." The New York Times. December 19, 2008

    December 20, 2008

  • Sepak Takraw

    December 6, 2008

  • "Broadbeach police Sergeant Brendon O'Reilly said the Subaru and its owner were known to police - the vehicle had been impounded for 48 hours on November 13 in relation to hooning offences."

    Teens get takeaway food at fatal crash

    November 24, 2008 09:41am

    November 26, 2008

  • "What's an Emolument, you ask? It's your salary or other compensation for employment. In other words, the Framers didn't want members of Congress creating new jobs or giving raises to existing jobs, and then taking them for themselves."

    Adam B.

    "Emoluments," Clinton, and That Pesky Constitution

    Sat Nov 22, 2008 at 02:10:04 PM PST

    November 26, 2008

  • An aril (or arillus) is any specialized outgrowth from the funiculus (attachment point of the seed) (or hilum) that covers or is attached to the seed. It is sometimes applied to any appendage or thickening of the seed coat in flowering plants, such as the edible parts of the mangosteen and pomegranate fruit, or the mace of the nutmeg seed.

    Wikipedia - Aril

    November 24, 2008

  • "Nutmeg was once considered an abortifacient, but may be safe for culinary use during pregnancy."

    Nutmeg - Wikipedia

    November 24, 2008

  • There are five known fundamental tastes in the human palate: salty, sweet, sour, bitter, and umami. Umami is the proteiny, full-bodied taste of chicken soup, or cured meat, or fish stock, or aged cheese, or mother's milk, or soy sauce, or mushrooms, or seaweed, or cooked tomato. "Umami adds body," Gary Beauchamp, who heads the Monell Chemical Senses Center, in Philadelphia, says. "If you add it to a soup, it makes the soup seem like it's thicker—it gives it sensory heft. It turns a soup from salt water into a food."

    -Malcom Gladwell

    The Ketchup Conundrum

    November 20, 2008

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