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  • 1872 Old & New Aug. 232/2 When we lose ourselves in the abandoned plains or uncared-for forests of the Capitanate, and hear suddenly the shot of the Cafone or of the Mafioso,emwe begin to realize perhaps that a great danger will arise for us.

    August 19, 2008

  • eOE Bald's Leechbk. (Royal) II. xvii. 198 Thonne se swile tobyrst thonne biedh seo micge lyswen swilce worms, gif he utyrnedh thonne bith thaet sar laesse.

    August 1, 2008

  • 1628 G. WITHER Britain's Remembrancer 44, I could bide Shut up untill my Flesh were Mummy-fi'd.

    August 1, 2008

  • 1582 N. LICHEFIELD tr. Castanheda's Conq. E. Ind. 73 And after that the winde verred sic to the Southwest they bare with the same.

    July 29, 2008

  • c1340 HAMPOLE Pr. Consc. 1413 The life of this world es ful unstable, And ful variand and chaungeable.

    July 28, 2008

  • 1656 O. CROMWELL Let. 6 May in W. C. Abbott Writings & Speeches O. Cromwell (1947) IV. 154 There were some preliminaries to be performed by him before we would enter upon the whole body of a Treaty.

    July 28, 2008

  • 1608 HIERON Defence III. 156 All incurvation and bowing of the body unto Images.

    July 28, 2008

  • a1450 (?1348) R. ROLLE Form of Living (Cambr.) in Eng. Writings (1931) 116 Contemplacion, that es, als saynt Austyn says, ‘A gastely dede of fleschly affeccions, thorow the joy of a raysed thoght’.

    July 25, 2008

  • 1597 SIR F. VERE Comm. (1657) 70 The ordinary Garrison of the cautionary towns. 1611 SPEED Hist. Gt. Brit. IX. viii. (1632) 556 That..all his cautionary Lords should be released.

    July 25, 2008

  • 1759 Philos. Trans. 1758 (Royal Soc.) 50 778 The Polypus, particularly so called, the Octopus, Preke, or Pour-contrel.

    July 23, 2008

  • 1916 Amer. Jrnl. Med. Sci. 151 470 Most cases of enuresis nocturna, he thinks, can not be attributed to myelodysplasia.

    July 23, 2008

  • c1350 in Trans. Philol. Soc. (1906) 511 Morter, pil et mundiloun, Morter, pestelle and pootstikke.

    July 21, 2008

  • 1671 Philos. Trans. (Royal Soc.) 6 3037 The one is called by him (sc. Grew) the Radicle, being that, which, upon the vegetation of the Seed, becomes the Root.

    July 20, 2008

  • 1983 M. MAGORIAN Goodnight Mister Tom (BNC) 137, I starts the last readin' book on Mondee, and joined-up writing.

    July 20, 2008

  • 1555 EDEN Decades 259 Such stronge drinkes as are of force to inebriate.

    July 18, 2008

  • 1673 Wedderburn's Vocab. 37, 38 (Jam.) Statumina thilam arena, Teaz your ball on the sand.

    July 17, 2008

  • a1420 LYDGATE Troyyes Bk. (Augustus A.4) I. 1859 Thei seyn that chawng and mutabilite Appropred ben to femynyte.

    July 15, 2008

  • 1986 House Sound of Chicago (record sleeve note), House is the mystifying music they call the key... House is meta-music, always referring outwards to other sounds, past and present.

    July 15, 2008

  • a1400 tr. Lanfranc Sci. Cirurgie (Ashm. 1396) 25 Official membris is to seie: a fyngir, a ioynt, an hand, either a foot or othere lymes of office.

    July 14, 2008

  • 1798 Trans. Soc. Arts XVI. 280 The artist then painted the lights with pure white..where the light was brightest..; and, where the demi-tints were afterwards to be, scumbling it thinner by degrees.

    July 13, 2008

  • 1451 Corpus Christi Acct. Rolls in A. F. Johnston & M. Rogerson Rec. Early. Eng. Drama: York (1979) I. 78 Item in pane subtili vocato symnell & Pastill vij s x d.

    July 12, 2008

  • a1325 11000 Virgins (Corpus Cambr.) 14 in C. D'Evelyn & A. J. Mill S. Eng. Legendary (1956) 443 He lete hure marie to is sone that was is eir.

    July 10, 2008

  • 1753 E. CHAMBERS Cycl. Suppl. Suppl. s.v. Pollicipes, They are multivalve flat shells, of a triangular figure, each being composed of several laminæ.

    July 8, 2008

  • 1663 BOYLE Consid. Usef. Nat. Philos. II. App. 356 In case Stags Horns cannot be procured for the preparation.

    July 7, 2008

  • 1791 in Amer. State Papers, Indian Affairs (1832) 127 The chief of the Micasukee.

    July 6, 2008

  • 1381 in L. Morsbach Mittelengl. Originalurkunden (1923) 4 Jtem ii..bossheles feble and ii peckes of stre.

    July 6, 2008

  • c1374 CHAUCER Boeth. III. x. (Camb. MS.) 71-2 Thyse geometryens whan they han shewyd hyr proposiciouns ben wont to bryngen in thinges that they clepyn porysmes or declaraciouns of forseyde thinges.

    July 4, 2008

  • c1374 CHAUCER Troylus IV. 1573 Love ne drof yow nought to don this dede, But lust voluptuous, and cowarde drede.

    July 3, 2008

  • 1618 T. MIDDLETON Peace-maker sig. D2, This punctualitie of Reputation, is no better then a Bewitching Sorcerie.

    July 2, 2008

  • 1690 J. GREENVILL Will 19 Mar. in W. S. Pelletreau Early Long Island Wills (1897) 46 My will is that my norwester Coat..may be given to Christopher Leaming.

    July 1, 2008

  • 1690 J. GREENVILL Will 19 Mar. in W. S. Pelletreau Early Long Island Wills (1897) 46 My will is that my norwester Coat..may be given to Christopher Leaming.

    June 30, 2008

  • 1831 C. I. JOHNSTONE Lives & Voy. Drake, Cavendish, & Dampier (1864) iii. 88 When the wind slackened the ship was towed on by the boats, each man straining to reach the golden goal.

    June 29, 2008

  • 971 Blickl. Hom. 47 Ne sceolan tha lareowas aasgimeleasian tha lare.

    June 28, 2008

  • [eOE Charter: Oswulf & Beornedhryedh to Christ Church, Canterbury (Sawyer 1188) in F. E. Harmer Sel. Eng. Hist. Docs. 9th & 10th Cents. (1914) 1 Ic Osuulf aldormonn..ond Beornedhryedh min gemecca sellaedh to Cantuarabyrg to Cristes cirican.

    June 27, 2008

  • 1905 Washington Post 24 Apr. 8/6 Yale's hitting in the last few years has been a cross between a crime and a joke, but this year the cry is loud for hitters and Lush, a member of ‘Murderer's Row’, as pitchers call the first six batters on the Cleveland list, is there to teach the team the art.

    June 26, 2008

  • 1873 Dark Side N.Y. Life 731 The cells on the second floor contain those charged with murder..and is sic therefore called ‘Murderers' Row’.

    June 26, 2008

  • 1818 M. BIRKBECK Notes Journ. Amer. (ed. 4) 88 Americans..in pantaloons and Wellington boots.

    June 25, 2008

  • 1436 Pol. Poems (Rolls) II. 189 Allas! fortune begynneth so to stant read scant?, Or ellis grace, that dede is governaunce.

    June 24, 2008

  • 1883 M. K. WADDINGTON Let. 23 June in Lett. Diplomat's Wife (1903) i. 129 The Captain..came to get us to stand on the passerelle with him and see the approach to Helsingfors.

    June 23, 2008

  • 1570 LEVINS Manip. 157/47 To Roge, vagari.

    June 23, 2008

  • c725 Corpus Gloss. (Hessels) G3 Gargarizet, gagul suille.

    June 23, 2008

  • c725 Corpus Gloss. (Hessels) G3 Gargarizet, gagul suille.

    June 23, 2008

  • c725 Corpus Gloss. (Hessels) G3 Gargarizet, gagul suille.

    June 23, 2008

  • c1250 Lutel Soth Serm. (Calig.) 69 in R. Morris Old Eng. Misc. (1872) 190 Masses and matines ne kepeth heo nouht.

    June 21, 2008

  • 1995 Los Angeles Times (Nexis) 6 Aug. 70 If you just can't take any more of Barney, there are two places to visit. The first is intended for fans but still houses a number of Barney-hating cyber-squatters.

    June 20, 2008

  • 1920 Sheboygan (Wisconsin) Press 12 Nov. 7 (advt.) Pointer cast range, full nickel trim, polished top, enameled back splash.

    June 20, 2008

  • 1926 Bulletin 25 Nov. 9/4 One little dog about a foot high..a brown Welsh corgi.

    June 18, 2008

  • 947 Cape Times 24 Oct. 7/7 Mr. Hofmeyr said apartheid could not be reconciled with a policy of progress and prosperity for South Africa.

    June 18, 2008

  • 1857 HUGHES Tom Brown I. v, Hasn't old Brook won the toss..and got choice of goals and kick-off?

    June 8, 2008

  • 1838 'TEXIAN' Mexico vs. Texas vi. 79 The procession is rendered shocking and repulsive, by penitentes, who walk at the head of the cortege, naked from the waist upwards.

    June 8, 2008

  • 1589 G. HARVEY Pierces Supererog. 99 Lordes on both sides, that Patronise good causes.

    June 5, 2008

  • 1842 THACKER Courser's Ann. 210 Dividers or runners up for stakes of only four dogs. 1853 ‘STONEHENGE’ Greyhound xi, The Ages of..the Winners and Runners up.

    June 4, 2008

  • 1644 EVELYN Mem. (1857) I. 118 The four fountains of Lepidus, built at the abutments of four stately ways.

    June 4, 2008

  • c1374 CHAUCER Boeth. III. ii. 65 By the congregacioun of alle goodes.

    June 2, 2008

  • 1975 Aviation Week & Space Technol. 6 Jan. 43/3 Transitioning to the advanced displays from the basic dial indicators found in standard aircraft sometimes causes minor confusion.

    June 1, 2008

  • 1870 Amer. Naturalist 4 194 Though having a general north-south direction, locally the glacial furrows have very different bearings.

    May 31, 2008

  • 1486 Bk. St. Albans sig. fvii, A Pepe of chykennys.

    May 30, 2008

  • 1591 LYLY Endym. II. ii. 24 Dares. If you be good wenches make as though you loue him, and wonder at him. Fauil. We will doe our parts. Dares. But first let vs stand aside, and let him vse his garbe, for all consisteth in his gracing.

    May 30, 2008

  • a1400 Prose Life Christ (Pepys) 21 And Jesus was tho a slepe bihinde in the schipp in an oriole. 1440 Promp. Parv. (Harl. 221) 369 Oryel of a wyndowe, cancellus, intendicula.

    May 28, 2008

  • c1000 Sax. Leechd. II. 276 Gif mon syth garleac on henne brothe.

    May 27, 2008

  • 1965 Limnol. & Oceanogr. 10 547 The differences in particulate carbonate values between surface bucket and surface Niskin bottle samples are more striking than the differences in organic carbon.

    May 27, 2008

  • a1122 O.E. Chron. (Laud MS.) an. 1100, Eall thet the Gode waes laedh & rihtfullan mannan..waes asgewunelic on thisan lande.

    May 26, 2008

  • 1494 FABYAN Chron. II. xlviii. 32 The kynge disdeynynge this demeanure of Andragius. 1535 FISHER Wks. (1876) 419 His shameful demainer.

    May 24, 2008

  • 1548 Hall's Vnion: Henry VI f. cxlviij, Many honorable personages..sailed into Fraunce, for the conueyaunce of the nominated Quene, into the realme of England.

    May 24, 2008

  • 1831 CARLYLE Sart. Res. II. viii, Savage Animalism is nothing, inventive Spiritualism is all.

    May 22, 2008

  • a1000 Andreas 1262 (Gr.) Clang wateres thrym ofer eastreamas, is brycasgade blaece brimrade.

    May 21, 2008

  • 1602 W. FULBECKE 1st. Pt. Parall. 68 These words..were ordered by the Court to be expunged or blotted out.

    May 21, 2008

  • 1546 St. Papers Hen. VIII, XI. 341 Two thynges I noted in thEmperour, diligent herynge of me, and good wordys; yf deadis shal nowe folowe accordingely, the triade shall be perfecte.

    May 20, 2008

  • 1575 CHURCHYARD Chips, Siege Edinb. Castle 94b, With thondryng noyes, was shot of = off roeryng Meg.

    May 18, 2008

  • 1654 GAYTON Pleas. Notes IV. xxv. 286 He is upon his second hoyst into the Cart.

    May 18, 2008

  • 1903 Condor 5 113, I looked and became aware that I was staring at my first Mearns quail.

    May 17, 2008

  • c1400 in Ashm. Theatr. Chem. Brit. (1652) 211 Wyth vygital moyster and of the red Grap.

    May 15, 2008

  • 1553 T. WILSON Rhet. 49b, The oration conjectural is when matters be examined and tryed out by suspicions gathered, and some likelihode of thinge appearinge.

    May 15, 2008

  • 1780 Ann. Reg. 216 Dr. John Parsons was unanimously elected Clinical Professor to the Radcliffe Infirmary at Oxford.

    May 14, 2008

  • 1398 TREVISA Barth. De P.R. XVIII. lxxv. (Bodl. MS.), The cat is ofte for his faire skynne itake of the skynner and islayne & ihuylded.

    May 12, 2008

  • eOE ÆLFRED tr. Boethius De Consol. Philos. (Otho) v. 12 Thonne edhære sunnan scima on Agustes monedhe hatost scinedh edhonne dysegaedh se edhe thonne wile hwelc sæd oedhfæstan thæm drygum furum.

    May 11, 2008

  • c1391 CHAUCER Astrol. I. §17 The middel cercle..is cleped also the weyere, equator of the day.

    May 10, 2008

  • 1543 TRAHERON Vigo's Chirurg. (1586) 436 Coraline, corolina, is thought to be Brion, which is mosse growing to stones in the sea, and killeth the worms of young children.

    May 9, 2008

  • 1543 TRAHERON Vigo's Chirurg. (1586) 436 Coraline, corolina, is thought to be Brion, which is mosse growing to stones in the sea, and killeth the worms of young children.

    May 9, 2008

  • c1604 Charlemagne (1938) V. 79 Am I then noossd..am I lymed.

    May 8, 2008

  • 1612 J. SMITH Map of Virginia 12 The fruit like medlers; they call Putchamins, they cast vppon hurdles on a mat, and preserue them as Pruines.

    May 8, 2008

  • c950 Lindisf. Gosp. Matt. vi. 21 Edher is strion edhin Vulg. ubi est thesaurus tuus.

    May 6, 2008

  • 1605 COKE Reports v. 15/2 All religious or Ecclesiastical houses, whereof the king was founder, are..only visitable and corrigible by the kings ecclesiasticall Commission.

    May 4, 2008

  • 1467 in Eng. Gilds (1870) 409 The electors to go to a new elleccioun.

    May 4, 2008

  • c1200 Trin. Coll. Hom. 61 Yghif he binimeedh us ure ayghte, oedher thurh fur, oedher thurh thiefes, oedher thurh roberie.

    May 2, 2008

  • 1458 Will of Alice Wetenhale (P.R.O.: PROB. 11/4) f. 205v, Lego Caterine filie mee..iij ciphos argenti sculptos cum moreys daunce cum unico cooperculo ad eosdem.

    May 1, 2008

  • 1297 R. GLOUC. (1724) 559 Most reuthe it was ido, That sir Simon the olde man demembred was so.

    April 30, 2008

  • 1888 Science 26 Oct. 203/1 The clinical diagnosis of non-surgical diseases.

    April 29, 2008

  • 1984 Washington Post (Nexis) 6 Sept. DC10 ANC 5B has contibuted $500 to Mandela Inc., the nonprofit community service organization that sponsored the Aug. 11 Ivy City Day festival.

    April 27, 2008

  • eOE tr. Orosius Hist. (BL Add.) IV. xiii. 113 Hit bith eac geornlic thæt mon heardlice gnide thone hnescestan mealmstan æfter thæm thæt he thence thone soelestan hwetstan on to geræceanne.

    April 26, 2008

  • c1400 Promp. Parv. 118/1 Deluar or dyggar, fossor.

    April 25, 2008

  • 1796 Philos. Trans. (Royal Soc.) 86 338 The changes of colour are accelerated, not merely by the neutralization of the alkali and consequent precipitation of the manganese, but..by the accession of oxygen either immediately from the acid, or from the atmosphere.

    April 24, 2008

  • 1718 C. GILDON Compl. Art Poetry I. 305 Shakespeariana: or Select Moral Reflections, Topicks, Similies, and Descriptions from Shakespear.

    April 23, 2008

  • 1718 C. GILDON Compl. Art Poetry I. 305 Shakespeariana: or Select Moral Reflections, Topicks, Similies, and Descriptions from Shakespear.

    April 23, 2008

  • 1833 Blackwood's Edinb. Mag. Mar. 306/2 There was no ping pinging of the shot overhead.

    April 22, 2008

  • c1375 WYCLIF Antecrist 126 Crist was suffryng & foryghaue, & thei wolen be awengid

    April 21, 2008

  • -ae, F. crown, wreath

    April 20, 2008

  • shout

    April 20, 2008

  • -ae F. water

    April 20, 2008

  • 1494 FABYAN V.cxxix. 111 Some accompt ye enduraunce therof to the laste yere of Burdredus. 1692 LADY RUSSELL Lett. II. cxxxvii. 112 The joys of eternal endurance.

    April 20, 2008

  • c1300 St. Brendan (Laud) 361 in C. Horstmann Early S.-Eng. Legendary (1887) 229 This procuratour heom cam ayghein and welcomede heom a-non, And custe seint brendanes fet and the Monekes echon.

    April 19, 2008

  • 1796 E. DARWIN Zoon. II. 51 The pain of toothing often begins much earlier than is suspected.

    April 18, 2008

  • 530 PALSGR. 582/2 It is a great folye for a man to hazarde his lyfe for the mucke of this world.

    April 17, 2008

  • a1325 (c1250) Gen. & Exod. 3119 Nu ic rede edhat ge flen; For se ic gu more-ouer nu, Dead sal me wreken ouer gu.

    April 16, 2008

  • 1924 N.Y. Times 29 Sept. 7 (advt.) 10c candles, six for 39c. They have tapering non-drip tips.

    April 15, 2008

  • 1888 G. TRUMBULL Names Birds 38. 1895 Outing XXVI. 30/2 Making a blind good enough for any duck except sprig, which are as wary as wild geese.

    April 14, 2008

  • 1943 Ann. Math. 44 690 A ring D is said to be Noetherian if the maximal condition holds for the ideals in D.

    April 13, 2008

  • 1878 Burlington (Iowa) Hawkeye 7 Feb. 1/3 She tried to wrest herself from the vice-grip of her captor but he seized her form and carried it swiftly in his arms.

    April 12, 2008

  • 1875 BROWNING Aristoph. Apol. 113 Strong understander of our common life, Staple sustainment of morality.

    April 12, 2008

  • 1840 THACKERAY Shabby-genteel Story vi. 237 He..‘posed’ before her as a hero of the most sublime kind.

    April 11, 2008

  • c1610 J. MELVILLE Mem. (1827) 24 They wer hurt..with skelves of stanes be the force of our battery. Ibid. 84 The King Hendre 2 being hurt in the head with the skelv of a spair.

    April 9, 2008

  • 1900 E. J. WICKSON California Fruits (ed. 3) 43 The ‘jajoba’ (Simmondsia californica) is a low shrub, the fresh fruits of which..are eaten like almonds.

    March 4, 2008

  • 1902 Daily Rev. (Decatur, Illinois) 1 Jan. 6/6 This performance was repeated perhaps a dozen times and the key worker was driven almost crazy by the mix-up.

    March 3, 2008

  • 1855 TENNYSON Maud I. XXII. ii, On a bed of daffodil sky.

    March 1, 2008

  • 1387 TREVISA Higden (Rolls) IV. 199 That tyme Iulius amended the kalender, and fonde the cause of the lepe yghere L. rationem bisexti invenit.

    March 1, 2008

  • also spelled apall

    February 27, 2008


  • Main Entry:
    1tinc·ture Listen to the pronunciation of 1tincture
    Pronunciation:
    \ˈtiŋ(k)-chər\
    Function:
    noun
    Etymology:
    Middle English, from Latin tinctura act of dyeing, from tinctus, past participle of tingere to tinge
    Date:
    14th century

    1 aarchaic : a substance that colors, dyes, or stains b: color, tint2 a: a characteristic quality : cast b: a slight admixture : trace 3obsolete : an active principle or extract4: a heraldic metal, color, or fur5: a solution of a medicinal substance in an alcoholic solvent


    Merriam Webster

    February 24, 2008

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