Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, April 5, 2012 - chelonian
Posted on 04/05/2012 6:00:26 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".
chelonian \ki-LOH-nee-uhn\, adjective
1. Belonging or pertaining to the order Chelonia, comprising the turtles.
1. A turtle.
At the truly chelonian pace of somewhat under two miles per hour, the passengers and crew onboard would cover the twenty-seven hundred miles in just over two months.
-- Caleb H. Johnson, The Mayflower and Her Passengers
The study door crashed back and a seventy-year-old politician stood there, top hat firmly on his head, collar awry around his scrawny, chelonian neck.
-- M. J. Trow, Lestrade and the Sawdust Ring
What pair of messiahs could differ more harshly than Hiram and Magnus, the one a pedantic little fellow with a chelonian paunch and gold eye-glasses and the other a rough, shaggy, carnivorous revivalist from the dreadful steppes?
-- H. L. Mencken, "Editorial," American Mercury Magazine, Jan. to Apr. 1924
Chelonian comes from the Greek word for turtle, chelṓn.
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 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!
Rise and shine!
The Turtles - HAPPY TOGETHER?
You’d have to be chelonian to have not heard HAPPY TOGETHER by The Turtles.
"What makes yo' thick shell so hard?"
This is the second time in my life that I have received a good grade by confounding my instructor with unanswerable questions. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. ;^)
Here’s where we completely disagree, because they are my favorite band of all time. :-)
Next you’ll be telling us that Beach Boys harmonies grate on your ears. ROR!
Chelonian Traffic in South Florida is two-fold.
Not only is it at a slow pace, but it is often because a turtle has decided to sun himself in the middle of the road.
Obama’s illegal, felonian
But the mainstream response is chelonian
Stick their head in their shell
“Nothing wrong, all is well”
Sheriff Joe wants to come down Draconian
I saw the most gorgeous box turtle on the trail at my park yesterday. And have seen stopped traffic stopped here when a giant snapper decides to stroll across the roads. A for you.
Some of them are really beautiful!
RIP Jim. We LOVE Your Work!
My Marshalls go up to 11.
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