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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: 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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