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Word For The Day, Thursday, May 26, 2005
dictionaries ad nauseum | May 26, 2005 | secret garden2

Posted on 05/26/2005 5:30:40 AM PDT by secret garden2

Word For The Day, Thursday, May 26, 2005



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".

[artifice \AR-tuh-fis\, noun: 1. Cleverness or skill; ingenuity; inventiveness. 2. An ingenious or artful device or expedient. 3. An artful trick or stratagem. 4. Trickery; craftiness; insincere or deceptive behavior.]

[Built by design and artifice, it fell apart in confusion and chaos. --John Gray, [1]False Dawn

This theatricality is necessary to signal Prospero's farewell to magic, and indeed the play debates that very contrast between artifice and reality, illusion and truth. --Amy Rosenthal, "An insubstantial pageant," [2]New Statesman, February 3, 2003

The smoke had cleared enough for him to see bayonets flash in the distance, behind the wall, what looked like thousands of them, the wall itself appearing to rise out of the smoke as if produced by the artifice of some magician. --Kathleen Cambor, [3]In Sunlight, in a Beautiful Garden

The intuitive connection children feel with animals can be a tremendous source of joy. The unconditional love received from pets, and the lack of artifice in the relationship, contrast sharply with the much trickier dealings with members of their own species. --Frans De Waal, [4]The Ape and the Sushi Master

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Etymology: [Artifice comes from artificium, from artifex, artific-, "artificer, craftsman," from Latin ars, art-, "art" + facere, "to make." It is related to artificial. ]

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....


Comment Section:

Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

Here is my example with WFTD.

[Watching McPain engage in obligatory artifice on this morning's Fox & Friends was illuminating. It really is all about him and his movie.]

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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

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1 posted on 05/26/2005 5:30:51 AM PDT by secret garden2
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To: secret garden2; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; dubyaismypresident; ..

Last day of school here! Come party with us!


2 posted on 05/26/2005 5:31:47 AM PDT by secret garden2 (Free Secret Garden!)
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To: secret garden2
First? Top Ten?

The hardest years in life are those between ten and seventy.

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)

3 posted on 05/26/2005 5:32:17 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: secret garden2

Still haven't gotten your name back, I see.


4 posted on 05/26/2005 5:33:39 AM PDT by Gabz (My give-a-damn is busted.)
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To: LonePalm

5 posted on 05/26/2005 5:33:50 AM PDT by secret garden2 (Free Secret Garden!)
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To: Gabz

6 posted on 05/26/2005 5:34:52 AM PDT by secret garden2 (Free Secret Garden!)
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To: secret garden2

i just realized why i am not getting pinged... because i am not on my own ping list and that is what i sent to you : )


7 posted on 05/26/2005 5:38:49 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden2

Porthos, Athos, and Artemus,
Three of the four that are part of us,
Purveyors of wit,
And swords in a snit,
But they hide not behind any artiface.


8 posted on 05/26/2005 5:41:13 AM PDT by MortMan (Mostly Harmless)
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To: xsmommy
Oops! Here is your personal ping. And ribbon!
9 posted on 05/26/2005 5:41:21 AM PDT by secret garden2 (Free Secret Garden!)
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To: MortMan

Ancients in poetry? A+++ !


10 posted on 05/26/2005 5:42:22 AM PDT by secret garden2 (Free Secret Garden!)
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To: secret garden2
thanks!! Stripped of all artifice, Jenn faces potential slam time as well as the loss of her beloved affianced.
11 posted on 05/26/2005 5:43:04 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden2

Morning-we aren't having class tomorrow?

There is a sudden silence
From the 'rats who are extreme
As if they are pretending
To be part of their team

Instead of pulling leftward
As hard as they possibly can
Their party's idealogy
In any way they can

By artifice and intimidation-
They won't be silent long
Soon Howard and and the Poodle
Will be singing the same old song


12 posted on 05/26/2005 5:43:08 AM PDT by Texan5 (You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...)
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To: secret garden2

Not really ancient. ;) But not trendy bodice rippers either. I love the classics.


13 posted on 05/26/2005 5:43:51 AM PDT by secret garden2 (Free Secret Garden!)
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To: secret garden2

Top 100?


14 posted on 05/26/2005 5:44:18 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper ("Virtue begat Prosperity, and the daughter killed the mother". - Cotton Mather, 1720.)
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To: secret garden2; dubyaismypresident; xsmommy; Slip18; hobbes1; Argh; TheGrimReaper; SeaDragon; ...

Check it out -- the newbie is even posting threads now. Hey newbie, it's a good idea to lurk for awhile and comment on a few existing threads to establish your credibility before you start posting threads.


15 posted on 05/26/2005 5:44:22 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember; secret garden2

isn't that spelled n00b ; ) ?


16 posted on 05/26/2005 5:44:48 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Texan5

A+++. Poetry is king. School will continue in this district of Freepdom since we are in the year-round program. ;)


17 posted on 05/26/2005 5:45:03 AM PDT by secret garden2 (Free Secret Garden!)
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To: xsmommy

Lock her up! A+++ !


18 posted on 05/26/2005 5:46:11 AM PDT by secret garden2 (Free Secret Garden!)
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To: secret garden2

Yep, the year-round short-bus program....


19 posted on 05/26/2005 5:46:25 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper ("Virtue begat Prosperity, and the daughter killed the mother". - Cotton Mather, 1720.)
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To: secret garden2

she may yet get to live out that incredibly detailed sexual assault fantasy that she fabricated, with BIG SUE in the Big House....


20 posted on 05/26/2005 5:47:29 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TheGrimReaper

Numero cinco para usted.


21 posted on 05/26/2005 5:47:51 AM PDT by secret garden2 (Free Secret Garden!)
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To: secret garden2
If this new elite force is successful, hackers' attempts to display their artifice might just land their arses in jail.

Hacker Hunters - An elite force takes on the dark side of computing

22 posted on 05/26/2005 5:48:06 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: xsmommy

If she does one day of jail time while the Hildebeast still walks free, there is NO justice on this earth.


23 posted on 05/26/2005 5:48:43 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper ("Virtue begat Prosperity, and the daughter killed the mother". - Cotton Mather, 1720.)
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To: xsmommy
she may yet get to live out that incredibly detailed sexual assault fantasy that she fabricated, with BIG SUE in the Big House....

Yes, but at least she'll be able to bring Big Sue to climax.

24 posted on 05/26/2005 5:48:53 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: TheGrimReaper

if that was the standard the jails would be empty, grimmy!


25 posted on 05/26/2005 5:52:19 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: VRWCmember

which will make her very popular in the cooler i imagine : )


26 posted on 05/26/2005 5:52:44 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden2

Hey - and I even came in 4th!!!!

I must be getting old - When the 3 Musketeers have become nearly ancient classics!!! LOL

Have a great day!


27 posted on 05/26/2005 5:53:53 AM PDT by MortMan (Mostly Harmless)
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To: secret garden2; xsmommy; Gabz; VRWCmember
137 years ago today....

26 May 1868

By one vote, President Andrew Johnson was acquitted at his impeachment trial.

28 posted on 05/26/2005 5:54:52 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper ("Virtue begat Prosperity, and the daughter killed the mother". - Cotton Mather, 1720.)
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To: xsmommy; secret garden2

"live out that incredibly detailed sexual assault fantasy"

I was thinking the same thing when I read that-talk about poetic justice...


29 posted on 05/26/2005 5:54:54 AM 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

if i were Jenn and i had to pick the one thing that most humiliated me about the entire episode, that would be it. she clearly has put a HECK of a lot of thought into that to be able to have filed the report in that amount of detail.


30 posted on 05/26/2005 5:57:08 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

So be it. Public Enemy #1 should be in the Graybar Hotel.


31 posted on 05/26/2005 5:57:21 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper ("Virtue begat Prosperity, and the daughter killed the mother". - Cotton Mather, 1720.)
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To: TheGrimReaper

of course she should, but i don't want everyone else to walk free, just bc no one has been able to incarcerate the beast.


32 posted on 05/26/2005 5:58:05 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TheGrimReaper

"NO justice"

That's because most people can't afford to have those who have become inconvenient arkancided...


33 posted on 05/26/2005 5:58:29 AM PDT by Texan5 (You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...)
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To: VRWCmember
Ooo, conspiracy theories abound. A+++ !

Since I have been unable to assume my real identity, I cannot access my old freepmail. Could you please resend me your dictionary link?
34 posted on 05/26/2005 6:00:03 AM PDT by secret garden2 (Free Secret Garden!)
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To: xsmommy

That's for sure-I haven't seen a full transcript of her bi-bondage crime fantasy, but it really looks like she has some latent sapphire tendencies, as the guys would say...


35 posted on 05/26/2005 6:01:41 AM PDT by Texan5 (You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...)
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To: secret garden2
Mr artifice, discussing his too artifce by half deal on Imus now.
36 posted on 05/26/2005 6:02:47 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (June 14 - Defeat (Pat) DeWine - Vote Tom Brinkman for Congress (OH-2) - http://www.gobrinkman.com)
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To: Texan5
someone just posted it on the bride thread a minute ago.
37 posted on 05/26/2005 6:02:53 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden2; xsmommy

My sister-in-law is just about ready to go-back later...


38 posted on 05/26/2005 6:03:13 AM PDT by Texan5 (You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...)
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To: secret garden2

See the artifice
of the artisan Hatch,
proclaiming fertilized ova
are not babies,
and therefore, killable
for the dreams
of scientific businessmen
who long to get rich
by enslaving these cell lines
bought on the back
of murder.
Selling one's soul
for the fey and unrealized promise
of future cures
is not how you demonstrate
your uprightness.


39 posted on 05/26/2005 6:04:49 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: xsmommy
I don't think you need to worry too much about that.

BTW, the NY and TX prison systems have other priorities... gotta buy Viagra for convicted sex offenders.
(It's official: it's a world gone mad.)

40 posted on 05/26/2005 6:07:39 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper ("Virtue begat Prosperity, and the daughter killed the mother". - Cotton Mather, 1720.)
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To: xsmommy

Detailed, indeed-like maybe she spent DAYS dreaming it up and perfecting it-she is one sick slut...


41 posted on 05/26/2005 6:09:32 AM PDT by Texan5 (You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...)
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To: dubyaismypresident
He is doing another reading from The Book of Me? A+++
42 posted on 05/26/2005 6:10:10 AM PDT by secret garden2 (Free Secret Garden!)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Now that is an intelligently designed piece of prose. A+++


43 posted on 05/26/2005 6:11:27 AM PDT by secret garden2 (Free Secret Garden!)
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To: TheGrimReaper
Lindsay Graham, by way of his ambitious artifice, has earned The Judge Smails award.
44 posted on 05/26/2005 6:15:00 AM PDT by secret garden2 (Free Secret Garden!)
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To: secret garden2; VRWCmember; xsmommy; Dan from Michigan; Texan5
What? Who's da Teach?

What did she do with SG? (Hobby wants to know who did she do SG with?)

Homework:

In NY, you will be praised for exhibiting elephant manure on a picture of Jesus Mother..... Doesn't that prove the ardor of artifarts?
45 posted on 05/26/2005 6:18:13 AM 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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Video taping of chicken slaughter is a bit ingenious use of artiface to accomplish one's goals, at least it doesn't involve destruction of property.........but someone has really got to be a fanatic to get a job in order to bring down a company.....

Tyson, PETA clash over chicken-slaughter methods

This particular incident didn't happen here, but Tyson is one of the 2 top private employers in this county - the other is Perdue.

46 posted on 05/26/2005 6:18:19 AM PDT by Gabz (My give-a-damn is busted.)
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To: secret garden2

A well-deserved honor for the Senator from SC.


47 posted on 05/26/2005 6:22:52 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper ("Virtue begat Prosperity, and the daughter killed the mother". - Cotton Mather, 1720.)
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To: Gabz

PETA people are nuts. A+++


48 posted on 05/26/2005 6:26:06 AM PDT by secret garden2 (Free Secret Garden!)
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To: secret garden2

Good morning all! I may be scarce today. I'm in a class learning how to map business communications. Wheeee!!!!!


49 posted on 05/26/2005 6:27:12 AM PDT by Laura Earl (Fitness is a journey not a destination.)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE; All
Here is an article which seeks to uncover the artifice of the Left's smear against Bush and stem cell lines.
50 posted on 05/26/2005 6:28:51 AM PDT by secret garden2 (Free Secret Garden!)
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