from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The act of holding in outstretched hands to deliver; delivery.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The act of stretching forth.
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- noun The act of
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This range of human experience most of us will never be blessed — or cursed — with, combined with Davies’s inventiveness, comprehensive grasp of language (the Oxford English Dictionary has quoted his writing 12 times as examples of word usage, to define words such as “nepenthe” and “porrection”), and ability to turn tragedies into hilarity, is what makes his writing deserving of attention.