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Word For The Day, Wednesday, May 11, 2005 - glower
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary ^ | 05/11/2005 | The Janitor

Posted on 05/11/2005 5:59:06 AM PDT by VRWCmember

In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".

glower \GLOW-er ("OW" as in "cow")\ verb

to look or stare with sullen annoyance or anger

Example sentence:
Mariah crossed her arms and glowered at Jeff, making it perfectly clear that she'd had enough of his teasing.

Did you know?
Do words of uncertain origin make you scowl? If so, "glower" may put a frown on your face, because only part of its history can be validated. The well-established part of its story leads us to Scotland, where "glower" (or "glowren," to use the older Scottish form of the word) has been used since the late Middle Ages. Originally, the word meant simply "to look intently" or "to stare in amazement," but by the late 1700s, glowering stares were being associated with anger instead of astonishment. Beyond that, however, the history of the word is murky. The most we can say is that "glower" is a distant relative of Middle Low German "gluren," which means "to be overcast," and of Middle Dutch "gloeren," meaning "to leer."

Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence.
The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.

The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....




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To: xsmommy
the pix i am talking about clearly are of the trolling sort, and always posted by women....

Links, please?

151 posted on 05/11/2005 3:06:52 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: xsmommy

I don't mind. It's nice to be able to put a face with the writing sometimes. But I can see your point with respect to a few people in this forum who shall remain nameless.


152 posted on 05/11/2005 3:07:06 PM PDT by Argh
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To: xsmommy; Argh

missyme went and got herself banned or suspended.


153 posted on 05/11/2005 3:07:20 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember

Holy cow! I must have missed at least one good post which got deleted. Thanks, Vast.


154 posted on 05/11/2005 3:08:52 PM PDT by Argh
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To: VRWCmember

it was deserved. she had some fairly outrageous comments to nopardons.


155 posted on 05/11/2005 3:09:49 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Argh

cat fights are even better than zot threads. thanks for sharing.


156 posted on 05/11/2005 3:10:31 PM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

You're welcome! They took some pretty good shots at each other.


157 posted on 05/11/2005 3:14:35 PM PDT by Argh
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To: Argh

missyme could have just acknowledged there are only 50 states....end of story, but NO.......oh, well...rme, it was a good show


158 posted on 05/11/2005 3:20:18 PM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

actually, four are Commonwealths. But if you think I was getting in the middle of that........


159 posted on 05/11/2005 3:21:55 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

LOL.........good move, just step back and watch the show, pass some popcorn and have a few laughs........it's hump day after all, what else is there to do but watch the plane over DC?


160 posted on 05/11/2005 3:23:27 PM PDT by tioga
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To: Argh

So are you going to start a "Free missyme" campaign and sign up an alterego of "FreeMissymeYouBastards"?


161 posted on 05/11/2005 3:26:08 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember; EODGUY; TruthShallSetYouFree
Happy Birthday to EOD Guy and Truthy! Have some cake - it's berry, berry good!

162 posted on 05/11/2005 3:29:40 PM PDT by secret garden (Go Spurs Go!)
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To: VRWCmember

BWWAAAAHAHAHAAA... Nah, she wasn't a pal like Silly was (also, I didn't know what Silly had done to be banned, and the whole thing was a lark anyway). Also, JimRob actually instructed me at the end of that not to sign up with multiple identities anymore.


163 posted on 05/11/2005 3:30:01 PM PDT by Argh
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To: xsmommy
Check this out: Man injured in domestic fight with wife (He rejected her advances before going fishing)

Her idea of foreplay is to tell her husband "bite my arse" and when he is too busy getting ready to go fishing to comply, she gets pissed off and starts throwing broken glass at him. She sounds like a real prize.

164 posted on 05/11/2005 3:35:30 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember

I wanted to post something really clever, but I see the boss glowering at me, so I'd better log off.


165 posted on 05/11/2005 3:36:48 PM PDT by MoochPooch (A righteous person worries about his or her behavior, an extremist about everyone else's.)
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To: VRWCmember

btw, xshub is going to be spending the night in Dallas night, he couldn't get a flight to Austin from Chicago, so he has to settle for getting as far as dallas and flying out first thing to austin.


166 posted on 05/11/2005 3:38:16 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: VRWCmember

you would spurn your wife's sexual advances to go fishing?


167 posted on 05/11/2005 3:40:43 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Hmmmmm. Where'd you say the Whyisa is?? :^)


168 posted on 05/11/2005 3:41:38 PM PDT by Argh
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To: Argh

OMG i never thought of that.... ; )


169 posted on 05/11/2005 3:42:56 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Tsk tsk tsk, you should always be thinking...:^)


170 posted on 05/11/2005 3:43:55 PM PDT by Argh
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To: xsmommy
Dennis Miller quits.
171 posted on 05/11/2005 3:45:07 PM PDT by Argh
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To: secret garden

Thanks for the good wishes.


172 posted on 05/11/2005 3:54:02 PM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
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To: Argh
That is a good fight over there.
173 posted on 05/11/2005 3:57:42 PM PDT by secret garden (Go Spurs Go!)
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To: Argh

Rats, now I'll have to go back to Hannity and the ugly guy. When the playoffs are over, that is.


174 posted on 05/11/2005 4:00:54 PM PDT by secret garden (Go Spurs Go!)
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To: secret garden

That Colmes is certainly a mess, isn't he?


175 posted on 05/11/2005 4:02:54 PM PDT by Argh
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To: VRWCmember; xsmommy; Texan5; tioga
Good evening, group,

Sorry for not getting back with replies for your very nice comments about my long rant in yesterday's word for the day. (mrsgwmoore and gwmooredaughter (FR=trinity1) especially liked xs' comments about my volunteering for Vietnam LOL...They were ROTFL about it, making appropriate comments, and I was totally overwhelmed, being the sole male present with nobody to help defend my position . I had written a whole post about it, then went to look for a pic to post, and the whole thing disappeared.

Anyhow, since the weather is bad, and the CStainlesssteel is causing some discomfort, I will postpone my answer until tomorrow.... I do have an answer, and it is just as funny as xs' comment...suffice it to say that I was being groomed for "Lifer" status at the time, and the rest seemed, well, kind of a neat thing to do LOL..Today, there are any number of reality shows featuring non-thinkers like gwmoore, they even have special sporting events (X-Games) for the likes of us [huge evil grin]....

Stay tuned, a very interesting post to come tomorrow..

Greg and the VK's

176 posted on 05/11/2005 5:19:27 PM PDT by gwmoore (As the manual for the Russian Nagant revolver states: "Target Practice:'At the Deserter, FIRE' '')
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To: VRWCmember; tioga

(Robt posts late.)

Grabs beer, ti, and a cup of coffee... (Not in that order.)


177 posted on 05/11/2005 5:21:14 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (-I can only contribute to FR monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS contributes to her campaign every day)
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To: tioga

(Robt decides he should grab ti's nekkid (no tupperware) cookies, not ti.)


178 posted on 05/11/2005 5:22:08 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (-I can only contribute to FR monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS contributes to her campaign every day)
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To: Conspiracy Guy
Popping in and out today.

Hmmmmmn.

(Robt wonders why CG needs to tell LE that he is poppin' in and out today....)

Wouldn't she kind of know before he popped in unannouced (Or at least when he popped in unannounced...)?

179 posted on 05/11/2005 5:25:48 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (-I can only contribute to FR monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS contributes to her campaign every day)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

the cookies are all gone, I just picked up the empty container with a few crumbs left in the bottom.........strange site, all kinds of newbies getting their newbie training tonight. good thing I wasn't commando or nothing.


180 posted on 05/11/2005 5:25:58 PM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy

If the rest of that dress (and not just the sleeves) kept falling off ............


181 posted on 05/11/2005 5:27:35 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (-I can only contribute to FR monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS contributes to her campaign every day)
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To: gwmoore

feel better, greg and we look forward to your post tomorrow!


182 posted on 05/11/2005 5:30:11 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

But it matches her!


183 posted on 05/11/2005 5:30:26 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (-I can only contribute to FR monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS contributes to her campaign every day)
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To: Argh; Laura Earl; Conspiracy Guy

I vote for for the low-cal option....

No Kool Whip.


184 posted on 05/11/2005 5:32:47 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (-I can only contribute to FR monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS contributes to her campaign every day)
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To: tioga

aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.....................

(No cookies?)


185 posted on 05/11/2005 5:33:34 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (-I can only contribute to FR monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS contributes to her campaign every day)
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To: tioga; Robert A. Cook, PE

Bobby was.


186 posted on 05/11/2005 5:35:49 PM PDT by Miss Behave (Do androids dream of electric sheep?)
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To: VRWCmember; Slip18

Better late than never-

Why is it when the 'rat party
Has fallen out of power
That they behave like children
Who sulk, pout and glower?

And keep hammering the same old message
Of socialism, free circuses and bread
When they ought to find a new line
And appeal to the middle class instead

When they want to take our money
And leave us with just crumbs
How can they wonder why we grow tired
Of supporting welfare queens and bums?


187 posted on 05/11/2005 5:39:08 PM PDT by Texan5 (You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...)
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To: Miss Behave; tioga

(Robt double checks .....)

Wonders, innocently, "How did she know my cookies were topless? (Er, topperwearless.)"


188 posted on 05/11/2005 5:39:30 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (-I can only contribute to FR monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS contributes to her campaign every day)
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To: gwmoore

Do get to feeling better, gw-look forward to hearing from you.


189 posted on 05/11/2005 5:41:19 PM PDT by Texan5 (You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE; tioga

They were glowering at me. I tried to hide my eyes but was too late.


190 posted on 05/11/2005 5:44:36 PM PDT by Miss Behave (Do androids dream of electric sheep?)
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To: VRWCmember; xsmommy
Am I late today, VRWC? I never heard the bell ring. I cross my heart. I was wondering why I had the playground all to myself today. I've been swinging and sucking on my hair. Wanna smell?

Hi xs. :-) Did I miss cookies?

191 posted on 05/11/2005 5:48:59 PM PDT by Miss Behave (Do androids dream of electric sheep?)
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; Gabz; patton; Robert A. Cook, PE

We closed on the house in SA, and the new owners will begin moving in over the weekend-went to dinner at a favorite restaurant out here to celebrate with my realtor neighbor and her husband, and Husky girl is chowing down on the order of french fries we brought her as a treat. I'm both glad and sad that that house is sold-lots of good memories of bringing up my little one there.

Hey, xs and patton-hubby found out the other day that the looney woman next door to the house we just sold is a Falls Churcher-we knew that he was from Oklahoma and she was from somewhere in Virginia, but not the specifics. When hubby was over there today after work checking that the yard looked nice, her jerk husband came over and asked hubby why the for sale sigh was down (duh), and hubby gleefully told him that we had sold to a family with 4 little kids. He got downright ugly with hubby, chiding him for selling to "some trash like that"-huh? Funny, I don't remember HIS kids being such angels. Well, he told hubby that his wife wants to move back to Falls Church where she is from because it is getting so neighbors move and sell their house to just anyone who can pay, and she doesn't want to live around that any more. What is the deal there? Good-I hope they leave soon, but sorry to inflict the looney tune and her assh*** husband on Falls Church...


192 posted on 05/11/2005 5:57:13 PM PDT by Texan5 (You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...)
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To: Texan5
LOLOLOL - what is her name? Bet dollars to doughnuts I know her.

Three generations - one town - 2.2 square miles...

Oh, heck. Since Ryan is about to be a junior in HS, I guess I have to say FOUR generations....

193 posted on 05/11/2005 6:11:38 PM PDT by patton ("Fool," said my Muse to me, "look in thy heart, and write.")
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To: Miss Behave
Now, my 4-yo daughter (Kelly) was having trouble with plea.

So I showed her how.

Then I realised, everyone in the house was looking at me...

My ten yo, Chris, pipes up - "Dad, why do you know how to do that?"

Oh, crap.

194 posted on 05/11/2005 6:30:58 PM PDT by patton ("Fool," said my Muse to me, "look in thy heart, and write.")
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To: patton

Patton, you mean Kelly was having trouble with the word/concept (of) "plea?" Not sure I got ya on that one...and it wasn't even in German. LOL.


195 posted on 05/11/2005 6:36:19 PM PDT by Miss Behave (Do androids dream of electric sheep?)
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To: Miss Behave

no, ple-ay. the ballet thing. sorry, can't spell in french.


196 posted on 05/11/2005 6:37:59 PM PDT by patton ("Fool," said my Muse to me, "look in thy heart, and write.")
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To: patton

you sound just like my mom, she knew everyone in the Corning-Painted Post area when I was growing up.....knew every guy's fam back several generations........RME


197 posted on 05/11/2005 6:47:59 PM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga
Well, um ...uh, you might be surprised.

I know everyone in Westerlo, NY dating back generations.

And many in Herkimer, NY.

But I REALLY know Falls Church. I know where the Eisenhower's lived, I know who built Lanier Place, I know every house in the city...

Picked my son up from a study date recently. Who lives there now?

So-&-So. "Oh. I used to date her mother."

LOLOL

198 posted on 05/11/2005 6:52:53 PM PDT by patton ("Fool," said my Muse to me, "look in thy heart, and write.")
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To: Argh

He's got a face only his mother could love. Actually I think both of them are unbelievable suck-ups to their respective parties. I preferred Dennis.


199 posted on 05/11/2005 6:54:58 PM PDT by secret garden (Go Spurs Go!)
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To: xsmommy

You know these guys are itching for a better taste/less filling type of brawl.


200 posted on 05/11/2005 6:56:22 PM PDT by secret garden (Go Spurs Go!)
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