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Word For The Day, Thursday, May 27, 2010 - defalcation
dictionaries, internet | 27 May 2010 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 05/27/2010 4:39:44 AM PDT by secret garden


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".

defalcation • \dee-fal-KAY-shun\ • noun
1 : the act or an instance of embezzling
2 : a failure to meet a promise or an expectation.

Example sentence:
"'She made off with the money, an act of defalcation that disqualifies her from receiving a bankruptcy discharge,' the judge ruled."
--Orlando Sentinel, March 21, 2004

Etymology:
"The tea table shall be set forth every morning with its customary bill of fare, and without any manner of defalcation." No reference to embezzlement there! This line, from a 1712 issue of Spectator magazine, is an example of the earliest, and now archaic, sense of "defalcation," which is simply defined as "curtailment." "Defalcation" is ultimately from the Latin word "falx," meaning "sickle" (a tool for cutting), and it has been a part of English since the 1400s. It was used early on of monetary cutbacks (as in "a defalcation in their wages"), and by the 1600s it was used of most any sort of financial reversal (as in "a defalcation of public revenues"). Not till the mid-1800s, however, did "defalcation" refer to breaches of trust that cause a financial loss, or, specifically, to embezzlement.

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....


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

WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!


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To: secret garden

I was a little worried about the turkey. It was up in the air before I realized what he was doing. I think it may have been a hen that he scared off her nest. I hope she comes back. It’s hard to tell a hunting dog not to hunt.


51 posted on 05/27/2010 10:41:00 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Wild turkeys are clever. She should be moving her chicks when the coast is clear. My dogs live to chase squirrels. They ignore all the other wildlife.


52 posted on 05/27/2010 10:45:18 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga

LMAO! thanks Ti!


53 posted on 05/27/2010 11:13:06 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to...." ;)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Our current foster dog, Nemo, is a prize. He picked up the potty training extremely quickly and is very good about asking out. He freely and willingly goes into the crate at night when we tell him to crate, and he doesn’t bark at all until he wakes up at about 6:00 am and needs to go outside to pee. He barks a couple of times to let us know he needs to go out and then waits for us to come get him. His only behavioral “fault” is that he wants to chew on every sock, shoe, towel, or pillow that he finds, so we have to redirect him to the right toys, but even that is pretty easy. He will be having surgery in a couple of weeks to have the bad front leg removed. I am confident that once he gets used to being free of the pain that he has in that leg and gets proficient at navigating around on three legs, he is going to be extremely playful and fun (he already is, but he will be moreso when he doesn’t have to deal with his deficient leg) and will be adopted very quickly.


54 posted on 05/27/2010 11:14:23 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: secret garden
My dogs live to chase squirrels. They ignore all the other wildlife.

OMG. Squirrels are Robbie's and Lilah's delight. They chase them and bark at them. But they also love to chase gheckos, and Robbie likes to chase snakes too.

55 posted on 05/27/2010 11:15:58 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember

Robbie would have had a field day at our house this past year. We’ve lived here over 15 years and had only seen one green grass snake until this last year, when we had the 3.5- 4 ft. long king snake, 4.5 ft gray rat snake, and the little 18-22 inch banded king snake. The last one was found swimming in the pool. I’d like to go another 15 years without seeing any more!


56 posted on 05/27/2010 11:34:39 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

I’m here, but do think the dog has eaten my homework.


57 posted on 05/27/2010 12:03:58 PM PDT by Laura Earl
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To: Laura Earl

and how is that huge dog of yours? I forget her name...


58 posted on 05/27/2010 12:16:00 PM PDT by tioga (Remember in November.)
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To: hobbes1

I just love your big lug of a guv! you are lucky...looks like I am about to get cuomo,jr...the clinton administration reject.


59 posted on 05/27/2010 12:17:39 PM PDT by tioga (Remember in November.)
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To: Laura Earl

Welcome back and shame on Lulubelle!


60 posted on 05/27/2010 12:17:59 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

they are not perfect, but i love them both : )

SG i just rediscovered photobucket, i can upload your oliver pic and post if you want me to>?

61 posted on 05/27/2010 12:20:04 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; NeoCaveman

both Rush and Sean are harping today on theOne’s lunch with bjclinton.....I am pretty sure it was a command performance so O can complain about his boy carvelle’s rant. Neither of them are thinking along those lines. I can just imagine the arrogantOne’s condescending lecture now. LOL


62 posted on 05/27/2010 12:20:39 PM PDT by tioga (Remember in November.)
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To: secret garden

THAT’s her name.........gees, I must be getting old!


63 posted on 05/27/2010 12:21:24 PM PDT by tioga (Remember in November.)
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To: xsmommy

Yes! more pics of our pets.....I love them.


64 posted on 05/27/2010 12:22:14 PM PDT by tioga (Remember in November.)
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To: xsmommy

Absolutely, if you don’t mind!


65 posted on 05/27/2010 12:27:37 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Maybe the last one of King Oliver the Timid, since it doesn’t have the big old collies in there with him.


66 posted on 05/27/2010 12:30:20 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
heeeere'ssssssss OLLIE

Ollie and his chum Chum


67 posted on 05/27/2010 12:34:07 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

THey look perfect to me. Cavalier King Charles?


68 posted on 05/27/2010 12:35:30 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

yes. Lucius [the blenheim] and Chanel [the tricolor]. not perfect because they will still poop in the house if it’s really rainy outside, bc they don’t like getting wet....


69 posted on 05/27/2010 12:37:51 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

and i swear the “nose” pic your kiddo took is on a mug somewhere with a ‘THE DOG’ tm on it!


70 posted on 05/27/2010 12:38:55 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Well done! Thank you! That’s Oliver, the Bichon Spaniel with his step-bros, Chumley and Hammish.


71 posted on 05/27/2010 12:39:35 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

i don’t know if my comp is better or photobucket is better, but in the past i had BAD luck with uploading pix and this worked like a charm for me today.


72 posted on 05/27/2010 12:40:09 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I don’t know how you get them to sit still and not wind up as The Dog nose pics.


73 posted on 05/27/2010 12:40:24 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

you do really need chum in the pic to give the size perspective, bc just looking at the pic of oliver, alone, he doesn’t look all that small, but when you see him with chumley you can get a better idea of his size.


74 posted on 05/27/2010 12:41:19 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Max has an 12-18 hr bladder. He doesn’t like to get wet either, but he’ll follow me off the porch if I walk out into the rain and then gets his bizness done ASAP.


75 posted on 05/27/2010 12:42:13 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden

xsfrosh took that pic of them, just impromptu, one afternoon bc she needed it for a school project and it is literally THE BEST pic of them ever taken since we have had them. i was floored. no red eye, no NOSE perspective etc.


76 posted on 05/27/2010 12:42:40 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

we send them out via the open garage door and they will run out and back in, so it’s not ALWAYS when it rains, but they will have the occasional accident. and they prefer the oriental rugs, of course!


77 posted on 05/27/2010 12:44:27 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga; NeoCaveman; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
here's chanel doing her OBAMA pose!


78 posted on 05/27/2010 12:49:35 PM PDT by xsmommy
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79 posted on 05/27/2010 12:51:24 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Haha - she’s cuter and has a better pedigree


80 posted on 05/27/2010 1:00:38 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (I'd rather drink Tea than Koolaid)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

and i have her BIRTH CERTIFICATE!


81 posted on 05/27/2010 1:01:09 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

She’s LulaBelle & unless she’s stalking & chasing squirrels, she is totally worthless!


82 posted on 05/27/2010 1:04:02 PM PDT by Laura Earl
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To: secret garden

Glad to be back..how is everyone been?


83 posted on 05/27/2010 1:04:53 PM PDT by Laura Earl
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To: secret garden

Ollie is gorgeous......don’t see much of the bichon in him though. I can see why you brought him home.


84 posted on 05/27/2010 1:16:10 PM PDT by tioga (Remember in November.)
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To: xsmommy

there ya go...another leg up


85 posted on 05/27/2010 1:23:18 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (I'd rather drink Tea than Koolaid)
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To: tioga

his name is oliver, i just said “here’s OLLIE” to mimic “here’s JOHNNY”.
GOOD LORD is it hot, i just went out to turn the hose on some stuff i planted and i am dripping wet with sweat. 95 degs here!


86 posted on 05/27/2010 1:32:06 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

ollie ollie in free........LOL ok, Oliver. hot here today as well....I love central air.


87 posted on 05/27/2010 2:16:16 PM PDT by tioga (Remember in November.)
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To: tioga

believe me i keep it as crisp as a florist shop in the house.


88 posted on 05/27/2010 2:47:18 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

ROR!


89 posted on 05/27/2010 3:02:42 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga

He was shaved recently since he was a puppy mill dog. He has the short snout and small size.


90 posted on 05/27/2010 3:04:21 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga

That’s how my youngest calls for him! Ollie Ollie Oxen Free!


91 posted on 05/27/2010 3:05:55 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

I am literally ROR here about your birther snobby pose pupster!


92 posted on 05/27/2010 3:06:55 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: CPOSharky; secret garden; AFPhys; CholeraJoe; xsmommy

When Annapolis beat the Colorado cadet team, the whole Navy team celebrated their defalconation success ....


93 posted on 05/27/2010 3:10:05 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: secret garden; tioga; xsmommy; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; Slip18
That’s how my youngest calls for him! Ollie Ollie Oxen Free!

That cry comes from our old days (but you know - xsex might only barely remember them though) when the kids were paying tag.

“All Ye! All Ye!! In come free!!” meant somebody had been tagged near the base and everybody else playing could come in “free” and start over.

94 posted on 05/27/2010 3:13:38 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: xsmommy

Take it over and hire the exact same contractors to do what they are already doing, but pay them with much prettier US Treasury checks.


95 posted on 05/27/2010 4:19:35 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

That’s nice, but my cats never need their anal glands “expressed.” ;-)


96 posted on 05/27/2010 4:25:58 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

we say channy, do obama, and thats what she does!


97 posted on 05/27/2010 4:46:11 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

no redeeming qualities, lack of anal glands notwithstanding.


98 posted on 05/27/2010 5:10:59 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

LOL........you should send the clip to Fox and Friends....Channel could be a star I tell ya!


99 posted on 05/27/2010 6:34:58 PM PDT by tioga (Remember in November.)
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To: xsmommy

better yet, she could be an overnight youtube sensation!


100 posted on 05/27/2010 6:35:50 PM PDT by tioga (Remember in November.)
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