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Saturday 22 February 2020
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Spleget (noun)

A dampened cloth for cleaning a wound
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02/09/2020: Overegg (verb) To get carried away in trying to perfect or improve on something
02/02/2020: Amphiscian (noun, adjective) A person who inhabits a lower latitude. The word specifically refers to the fact that, within about 20 degrees of the equator, one's shadow is cast toward the north during part of the year and toward the south during the other part.
01/26/2020: Moörganize (verb) To protect a secret by killing or kidnapping someone
01/19/2020: Verso and Recto (nouns) 1. On a sheet of papyrus, that side in which the stalks run vertically is the verso; horizontally, the recto. 2. The even-numbered and odd-numbered pages, respectively, when you open a book.
01/12/2020: Hortative (adjective) Tending to advise, encourange, or exhort
01/05/2020: Epexegesis (noun) The addition of extra words to clarify an explanation [e-pex-e-JEE-zis]
12/29/2019: Peridromophily (noun) The hobby of collecting train tickets or streetcar transfers
12/22/2019: Shirty (adjective) Irritable, ill-tempered. This derives from the idea that someone ready to quarrel is disheveled and has his or her shirt pulled out.
12/15/2019: Emmetropia (noun) Perfect distance vision, neither myopia (near-sightedness) nor hyperopia (far-sightness)
12/08/2019: Spanghew (verb) To cause a toad or frog to fly through the air
12/01/2019: Phillumeny (noun) The hobby of collecting matchbooks, matchboxes, and other related items
11/24/2019: Dextrosinistral (adjective) Right-to-left. The written forms of Arabic, Hebrew, Syriac, Maldivian, and certain west African Mande languages, for example, are dextrosinistral.
11/17/2019: Deliquesce (verb) For a solid, to liquify gradually by absorbing moisture from the air
11/10/2019: Illinium (noun) Based on experimental data later found to have been erroneous, a name honoring the University of Illinois proposed for the element now known as promethium. Two other preliminary names for it were florentium and cyclonium.
11/03/2019: Quaquaversal (adjective) Turning or dipping in any or every direction
10/27/2019: Frugivory (noun) The symbiotic relationship between fruit-eating birds and the fruiting plant itself whereby its seeds get dispersed
10/20/2019: Dephlogisticate (verb) To render something fireproof
10/13/2019: Parnel (noun) A priest’s mistress
10/06/2019: Fluviatile (adjective) Living in rivers
09/29/2019: Atopognosia (noun) The inability to tell where something is touching you
Robert Louis Stevenson
John Wilmot
Zane Grey
Nellie Bly
Ovid
William F. Buckley, Jr
Oliver Goldsmith
Noël Coward
Charles Dickens
Lewis Carroll
Maria Edgeworth
<span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:158px;"><i>Keep your fears to yourself but share your courage with others.<br><br><aside>Robert Louis Stevenson</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:174px;"><i>Dead, we become the lumber of the world.<br><br><aside>John Wilmot</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:166px;"><i>Most Californians have the speed mania. I will absolutely forbid him to run a car in LA over 24 miles an hour.<br><br><aside>Zane Grey</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:176px;"><i>Never order food in excess of your body weight.<br><br><aside>Nellie Bly</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:181px;"><i>Note too that a faithful study of the liberal arts humanizes character and permits it not to be cruel.<br><br><aside>Ovid</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:184px;"><i>Dear Mr. Williams: “Restive” also means “balky.”  So it can be used halfway between restless and mutinous.<br><br><aside>William F. Buckley, Jr</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:182px;"><i>Good liquor, I stoutly maintain, gives genius a better discerning.<br><br><aside>Oliver Goldsmith</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:161px;"><i>I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.<br><br><aside>Noël Coward</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:182px;"><i>If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.<br><br><aside>Charles Dickens</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:175px;"><i>You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.<br><br><aside>Lewis Carroll</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:160px;"><i>Business was his aversion; pleasure was his business.<br><br><aside>Maria Edgeworth</aside></i></span>

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