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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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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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To: secret garden2
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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To: secret garden2

The "deal" was created by artifice
Let's shun all the fakes who took part in this
From McLame down to Graham
(More names--just won't say 'em)
They're commies, like Alger (not smart as Hiss)


51 posted on 05/26/2005 6:31:15 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
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To: secret garden2
You've got that right.......it's bad enough targetting the companies, but I draw the line when it comes to kids.....

PETA Passes Out Controversial Cards to Children

52 posted on 05/26/2005 6:36:07 AM PDT by Gabz (My give-a-damn is busted.)
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To: secret garden2; Miss Behave; Gabz; xsmommy; VRWCmember
Goooood Morning, All,

I do believe I replied to all who pinged last nite and this AM ;-)

Miss Behave, tnx much for the heads up... I really hadn't considered that as a source of the problem, and will hereby use your suggestion in the WFTD......

Having suffered from what seemed to be the "cold from hell" for at least 4 days, which has now morphed into something causing gwmoore's gyros to tumble, uncontrollably, requiring him to go "NO GYRO" IFR,in his own personal world, just to stay in a reasonably upright posture, and walk across the room, it was suggested by Miss Behave that gwmoore might have an inner ear infection.

At 0900 (EDY) gwmoore placed a call to the family MD, and managed to secure an appt this afternoon, at which time he will apply all his artifice to clearing up this horrific problem. Since his artifice is plentiful and varied, I have no doubt that the problem will be rectified in a speedy manner.

Thanks to all who posted!! Special thanks to Miss Behave for suggesting where the problem might lie. Believe it or not, I wasn't even giving much thought to that, although I knew the problem might be there... I needed a jog in the right direction....

Greg

53 posted on 05/26/2005 6:39:55 AM PDT by gwmoore (As the manual for the Russian Nagant revolver states: "Target Practice:'At the Deserter, FIRE' '')
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To: gwmoore

Hopefully the sawbones will be able to find the root of your problem.


54 posted on 05/26/2005 6:44:11 AM PDT by Gabz (My give-a-damn is busted.)
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To: secret garden2

This arty fish still adorns many the wall...

55 posted on 05/26/2005 6:52:37 AM PDT by mikrofon (Strictly Artificial)
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To: secret garden2

John Kerry's Character built on Heinz Money, Botox treatments, and Artifice, did not suffice , in helping him win the presidency.


56 posted on 05/26/2005 7:08:37 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: secret garden2
I presume this question is based on the premise that it's real, and not an artifice.
57 posted on 05/26/2005 7:50:28 AM PDT by P.O.E.
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

A+++. Bravo, Truthie!


58 posted on 05/26/2005 8:02:11 AM PDT by secret garden2 (Free Secret Garden!)
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To: gwmoore

A+++ for using the WFTD in a sentence. And another sentence.


59 posted on 05/26/2005 8:03:40 AM PDT by secret garden2 (Free Secret Garden!)
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To: mikrofon

And that is exactly what happens when Dad won't give you a Christmas list! A+++ !


60 posted on 05/26/2005 8:04:50 AM PDT by secret garden2 (Free Secret Garden!)
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