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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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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School! Today we get a nice Wednesday Word with some Friday Word potential.

Here is my example with WFTD.

Liberals who can usually count on RINO senator Lincoln Chafee, are glowering this morning as he has said he will reluctantly vote to confirm John Bolton.

Wavering senator to vote for Bolton

HAPPY BIRTHDAY COLD_DEAD_FINGERS!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TRUTHSHALLSETYOUFREE!! (belated)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY EODGUY (belated)

Review Threads:

Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!)
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate
Review Thread Four: Word For the Day, Friday 7/25/03: Potation
Review Thread Five: Word For the Day, Monday 8/19/03: Stolid

No pushing at the door please!

Happy Humpday Everybody!

1 posted on 05/11/2005 5:59:06 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree; cold_dead_fingers; EODGUY; dubyaismypresident; xsmommy; Slip18; hobbes1; ...

I've opened a new classroom, but Miss Rika has the gradebook. So if you're looking for a grade you'll have to ping her. Miss Slippy is pretty generous with the plusses if you compliment her shapely legs, so you might try submitting your homework to her instead. My secret for getting extra plusses on my A+ from xs will remain a secret between me and her, so you're on your own if you want her to review your work.


2 posted on 05/11/2005 5:59:38 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember; Eala; LonePalm; MeeknMing; TxBec; Cyber Liberty; Dan from Michigan; EODGUY; pankot; ...

I've opened a new classroom, but Miss Rika has the gradebook. So if you're looking for a grade you'll have to ping her. Miss Slippy is pretty generous with the plusses if you compliment her shapely legs, so you might try submitting your homework to her instead. My secret for getting extra plusses on my A+ from xs will remain a secret between me and her, so you're on your own if you want her to review your work.


3 posted on 05/11/2005 6:00:02 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember

GLOWER POWER!

Top 10!


4 posted on 05/11/2005 6:00:53 AM PDT by martin_fierro (Chat is my milieu)
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To: VRWCmember
First? Top Ten?

Uh-oh. This isn't good. I've seen good before, and this isn't it.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

5 posted on 05/11/2005 6:00:58 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: VRWCmember

morn vast, morn folks!


6 posted on 05/11/2005 6:01:21 AM PDT by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it full of something for you.)
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To: VRWCmember; EODGUY; cold_dead_fingers; TruthShallSetYouFree
well, whichever one of you is RICK, this chickie has brought your cake for you...


7 posted on 05/11/2005 6:02:10 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: VRWCmember

i'm glowering at your pic, buddy. some nerve!;-)

isn't glowering thie hildebeast's normal expression?


8 posted on 05/11/2005 6:02:44 AM PDT by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it full of something for you.)
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To: VRWCmember

I be here.


9 posted on 05/11/2005 6:02:45 AM PDT by Laura Earl (Fitness is a journey not a destination.)
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To: xsmommy

Niiiice find, dude.


10 posted on 05/11/2005 6:02:53 AM PDT by martin_fierro (Chat is my milieu)
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To: xsmommy

I'll have a piece of that......


11 posted on 05/11/2005 6:02:58 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper ("Virtue begat Prosperity, and the daughter killed the mother". - Cotton Mather, 1720.)
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To: xsmommy

nice wig, dearie.


12 posted on 05/11/2005 6:03:23 AM PDT by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it full of something for you.)
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To: VRWCmember; EODGUY; TruthShallSetYouFree; cold_dead_fingers
and here's a cake for the rest of you clowns...


13 posted on 05/11/2005 6:05:41 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TheGrimReaper; camle; martin_fierro

figures the dirty old men would like her : )


14 posted on 05/11/2005 6:06:36 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

c'mon now xs love, we all know it's you in an ann coulter wig.

some things simply cannot be hidden, even by a bikini.


15 posted on 05/11/2005 6:08:09 AM PDT by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it full of something for you.)
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To: camle

you found me out ; )


16 posted on 05/11/2005 6:09:07 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; EODGUY; cold_dead_fingers; TruthShallSetYouFree
http://www.australianmusic.asn.au/mag/winter04/wakemancake.jpg

This lovely young woman is named Edith and she has your cake. You must choose either Edith or the cake, because as we all know "You can't have your cake and Edith too".

17 posted on 05/11/2005 6:09:50 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember
Dr. Rice for President. Her running-mate? All she needs is her glower.
18 posted on 05/11/2005 6:11:55 AM PDT by P.O.E.
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To: VRWCmember
When I heard this morning that the Bush Administration has stated they will pay the emergency rooms for care of illegal aliens, I glowered with discontent at how they continue to entice this influx of immigration.
19 posted on 05/11/2005 6:13:10 AM PDT by theDentist (The Dems are putting all their eggs in one basket-case: Howard "Belltower" Dean.)
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To: xsmommy

it's me fingers, i never forget a - er - friend(?)

martini?


20 posted on 05/11/2005 6:14:02 AM PDT by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it full of something for you.)
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To: xsmommy

i've been glowering at Frank all week. seems he has to install some new electronics in the new limo, which is operational, but there's wires and who knows what dangling everywhere.

we're having to make do with the 2002 model.

he says that he hopes to finish this weekend. i doubt it.


21 posted on 05/11/2005 6:19:07 AM PDT by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it full of something for you.)
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To: VRWCmember; TruthShallSetYouFree; cold_dead_fingers; EODGUY

Happy Birthday to y'all.


Coffee, coffee I need coffee....


22 posted on 05/11/2005 6:35:14 AM PDT by Jaded (Hell sometimes has flourescent lighting and a trumpet.)
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To: xsmommy

Thank you for sharing the pic with us btw.


23 posted on 05/11/2005 6:36:25 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: xsmommy

I have no reason to glower at my prospects. 2 job interviews today!! Yippee!


24 posted on 05/11/2005 6:38:07 AM PDT by January24th (untagged and untracked)
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To: January24th

GOOD FOR YOU!, we will think happy thoughts for you!


25 posted on 05/11/2005 6:44:27 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: VRWCmember

Thanks to all for the birthday wishes. I am 57 today, and I feel like a 20 year-old. Maybe my wife will let me have one.


26 posted on 05/11/2005 6:48:39 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
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To: VRWCmember
did you see this?


27 posted on 05/11/2005 6:51:45 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Argh; dubyaismypresident

ann fans and not so ann fans ping.


28 posted on 05/11/2005 6:53:35 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

No, but I wish I had. She definitely would improve the humor on his show -- not to mention the scenery.


29 posted on 05/11/2005 6:55:54 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember

I'm sure that the Rosen trial will generate a glower an hour from Hillary!


30 posted on 05/11/2005 6:57:50 AM PDT by Young Werther
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To: xsmommy

And they say the camera adds ten pounds. Someone get her a steak.


31 posted on 05/11/2005 6:59:52 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (you can be whoever you want to be on the Internet)
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To: January24th
I have no reason to glower at my prospects. 2 job interviews today!! Yippee!

Good luck!

32 posted on 05/11/2005 7:01:03 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (you can be whoever you want to be on the Internet)
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To: VRWCmember; Slip18

The glowering rage
of a Deaniac cacaphony
echoing through the empty minds
in a relativistic frenzy
faster than the speed of angst,
burning through the Kennedy caverns,
until it lands,
finally to be stomped upon
in fine Clintonistic style,
while she looks,
hoping no one who would be offended saw
the ridulousness
of the statement.


33 posted on 05/11/2005 7:02:20 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: dubyaismypresident

she NEEDS at least 10 lbs. to look healthy. the bony protruberances on her are scary looking IMO.


34 posted on 05/11/2005 7:02:41 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

how have you been, knitting? we have missed you.


35 posted on 05/11/2005 7:03:10 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Young Werther; xsmommy
I'm sure that the Rosen trial will generate a glower an hour from Hillary!

Will hillary seethe and glower,
And lose the grip on her power?
Let us hope that the trial
Disproves her denials
Leaving her nowhere to cower.

36 posted on 05/11/2005 7:04:53 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: xsmommy
she NEEDS at least 10 lbs. to look healthy.

I've got some to spare. I'd be happy to share them with her.

37 posted on 05/11/2005 7:06:06 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: xsmommy

Been a little busy, and yesterday I had a dental appointment, but Monday I got to go shopping all day thanks to a hubby and sons who forgot to buy Mom a Mother's Day present!


38 posted on 05/11/2005 7:06:38 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

they let you go shopping on Monday as a mothers day gift? cool!


39 posted on 05/11/2005 7:07:55 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: VRWCmember

Please don't hit me on my bad ear again Mr. Glower!"
40 posted on 05/11/2005 7:09:51 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: xsmommy

It was that, or send me to the mental health clinic! I didn't think it was going to bother me, but that evening, I was pretty sad. My oldest who's busy learning to live away from home didn't even bother to call.

But hubby did take me to see Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, but I didn't count that cause he was supposed to take me the weekend before, and I didn't get to do any of the things I wanted to do that weekend.

Guess what? I woke up to an inch of snow on the ground this morning...my garden is most unhappy, but I think the tulips will do ok...but my lilac bush is very sad.


41 posted on 05/11/2005 7:13:18 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum
i am finding as the kids get older, mothers day is sadder for me. i guess i liked the fussing that they do when they are small. xsbrownie is still wonderfully excited and tried very hard to make the day special. the 13 yo and 16 yo made me cards and said happy mothers day, but it is so different than when they were little and all excited. so i can imagine how you felt, i would have been sad also.

xsbrownie made a beaded bracelet at school for mothers day. i wore it on M Day but then forgot to put it on this week (for one thing it has a screw on clasp, which i can't do myself) and she was so disappointed yesterday that i had not worn it to work so this AM i had her put it on my wrist herself. it doesn't match a thing i own, but i will wear it every day : )

42 posted on 05/11/2005 7:22:44 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

i can't imagine SNOW, holy cow!


43 posted on 05/11/2005 7:23:03 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Happy Birthday Dad :)


44 posted on 05/11/2005 7:24:47 AM PDT by Truth'sBabyGirl (Bucknell class of 2003, Fordham Law 2006)
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To: xsmommy

I am not very happy about it. My garden was looking so pretty, but in need of weeding. But we've been getting so much rain I was reluctant to walk in it.

And yesterday we saw a humming bird.


45 posted on 05/11/2005 7:26:38 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Truth'sBabyGirl

Thanks, Pumpkin!


46 posted on 05/11/2005 7:27:39 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Paid for Bucknell, 1999-2003; Fordham Law, 2003-2006)
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To: Truth'sBabyGirl; TruthShallSetYouFree

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, how sweet! daddy and babygirl together! : ) yunz are cute.


47 posted on 05/11/2005 7:28:33 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

things have started blooming in my yard so i am very happy. i walked around yesterday afternoon and saw stuff that had not been blooming the day before. it is always fun to see stuff come back and fill in and grow and bloom. i adore gardening.


48 posted on 05/11/2005 7:29:55 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Yesterday I had lots of tulips blooming, lilac, horse chestnut, some stock that had self-seeded from last year, violets...and now I have white slush. It's supposed to turn into rain by mid day. It has been an incredibly wet spring here.


49 posted on 05/11/2005 7:36:38 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: VRWCmember

Why's the Hildabeast looking so dour?
There's no glow, there's no glimmer, just glower
The case of Peter Paul mounds
Adding scandals like pounds
No wonder her puss is so sour


50 posted on 05/11/2005 7:37:03 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
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