from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Mind: phrenology.
  • Diaphragm: phrenic.


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Greek, from phrēn, phren-, diaphragm, midriff, heart, mind; see gwhren- in Indo-European roots.


  • Herc's never had any major hits of his own, though, and he's struggled with finances in the past.

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  • Sutra Lounge on First Avenue -- one of Herc's regular haunts where he occasionally still deejays -- hosted the benefit party that drew such boldface names as producer Just Blaze, rapper Black Rob and deejay Tony Touch.

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  • In a telling few pages of the book, Kool Herc's South Bronx block party precedes Philip Glass 's historic concert at Town Hall; Patti Smith records her first single; and Bruce Springsteen is declared "the future of rock 'n' roll" by Jon Landau.

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  • The mole men's eerie underground empire and the rippling muscles of Herc's kid melded into one of the weirdest, scariest -- in a good way -- afternoons of my 20-year-old life.

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  • Thus stymied, the gods transport themselves to Olympus, where Zeus immediately tells them where to get off, but crafty Pluto reminds the lord of Olympus that their tenuous treaty mandates both Herc's and Venus submission.

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  • Herc's galpal Helena wasn't just a damsel in distress, she was downright useless.

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  • They make some interesting points about Herc's memory, and it gets a tad confusing as Hercules starts to believe them, but it's all a big mistake.

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  • This is a good thing not least because I was getting worried that I'd have to write some narrative to explain why Herc's bad arm had swapped from her right to her left lol (since I am intending to play her at the Burns Night event in January!).

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  • I was surprised with the roominess of the Herc's cockpit, bigger than the B-52s and KC-135s I was used to.

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  • The other aircraft that should be coming into service prior to a FWSAR frame specifically, the -130J's and the -17's will hopefully take some pressure off the SAR fleet - remember, it's not just Buffalo's flying SAR, it's Herc's too.

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