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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: 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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