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Word for the Day, April 24, 2012

Posted on 04/24/2012 5:07:53 AM PDT by SoothingDave

Word For The Day, Tuesday, April 24, 2012



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".

beek [beek]

-vt, vi

1. to bask or warm in the sunshine or before a fireplace, stove, or bonfire.

2. (of wood) to season by exposure to heat.

-n

3. Obsolete the act of basking or warming by a fire.

[1200–50; Middle English beken, akin to bake (perhaps < Germanic *bōkjan ) ]


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1 posted on 04/24/2012 5:07:56 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

I’d like to build a small fire in my ofc in front of which i would beek myself.


2 posted on 04/24/2012 5:08:52 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

The Beek from the Creek says: "Watch my new show - tomorrow - 9:30 - ABC"

3 posted on 04/24/2012 5:09:09 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave; tioga

wondering if Ti is beeking herself in front of a fire, i understand there was snow falling up on the tundra.


4 posted on 04/24/2012 5:11:26 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

There was a foot of snow at Seven Springs yesterday. Some parts of the county got 8 or 9 inches.

Me? There was maybe an inch that was already melting when I got up yesterday.


5 posted on 04/24/2012 5:18:32 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Warren, OH, where xsbro and family live was forecast inches and got nothing really. The cold is bad enough without precip, but i am not complaining terribly bc i know in a veritable 5 min it is going to be hot and humid and i hate that far more.


6 posted on 04/24/2012 5:21:06 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Yeah they said we could have 2-4 inches on the ground. Now I don't know what to do with all the toilet paper I bought. ;-)
7 posted on 04/24/2012 5:25:01 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy
Did I ever show you the guy near my neighborhood who is really serious about his parking chair?

Photobucket

Note the chain tying it to the storm drain.

8 posted on 04/24/2012 5:26:43 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

I think he’s probably more serious about someone not blocking the door to his garage. It looks like Cudahy, WI.


9 posted on 04/24/2012 5:31:04 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: aruanan

Well, yes, exactly. It’s to prevent people from parking and blocking his garage.

The town ballfields are across the street, so he surely has learned from experience.


10 posted on 04/24/2012 5:35:37 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Former NHL great Pat Verbeek

11 posted on 04/24/2012 5:41:04 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (No, Mr. Obama--Marbury vs. Madison was not an NCAA first round matchup.)
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To: SoothingDave

My lawn does not so much BEEK as it does BAKE.


12 posted on 04/24/2012 5:47:41 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: xsmommy

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/detective-accuses-man-of-hiding-cellphone-charger-from-pa-jailers-in-prosthetic-leg/2012/04/23/gIQAXPm2bT_story.html

Meanwhile, in the Fayette County Prison...


13 posted on 04/24/2012 5:49:04 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Jeff Neely will forever be know by this photo of him beeking in front of a sunny window on our dime.

14 posted on 04/24/2012 5:49:16 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic; SoothingDave

know = known


15 posted on 04/24/2012 5:50:24 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SoothingDave

I wondered if you had to shovel snow this weekend - glad to know you didn’t!


16 posted on 04/24/2012 5:57:45 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: xsmommy; SoothingDave

And I have “flip flop” tan on my feet!


17 posted on 04/24/2012 6:03:03 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: SoothingDave

The Saints may get roasted over this beeking news.

http://espn.go.com/chicago/story/_/id/7846290/new-orleans-saints-mickey-loomis-eavesdrop-opposing-coaches-home-games


18 posted on 04/24/2012 6:06:29 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

But I did get to put off the lawn mowing. Win-win.


19 posted on 04/24/2012 6:08:40 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
Our boys will beek out in Phoenix since they have home ice advantage for round 2.
20 posted on 04/24/2012 6:19:39 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

THAT is hilarious. i told you the Greeks on my Gram’s street, Union Street, in Verona, PA, didn’t have it chained down, but only bc there wasn’t anything to chain it to!


21 posted on 04/24/2012 6:20:00 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Ever seen the movie “The Cooler”?

I watched some of it last night. I hadn’t seen it in a while and recorded it when I saw it was playing.

William H Macy plays a loser (of course) who is employed by a casino because he can, just by his presence, bring bad luck to players on a hot streak. (Hence, he is “the cooler.”)

Alec Baldwin plays the casino boss who sets him up with a waitress, only to find out that when in love, he actually has good luck.


22 posted on 04/24/2012 6:31:01 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

handy little hidey-hole he’s got there!


23 posted on 04/24/2012 6:58:58 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

and you will be bellyaching about the heat and humidity any day now!


24 posted on 04/24/2012 7:02:14 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Yesterday, we got the same inch of snow SDave got. Melted when the rain came. It’s cold out, but no more snow. We missed the lake effect stuff that was coming. Today, it’s stopped raining for now.


25 posted on 04/24/2012 7:04:07 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

one of my friends emailed me this AM asking if xsboy enjoyed the 18 inches of snow he got. i said i really don’t think he got much more than a dusting from what he said. I don’t watch national or even local news [actually we did watch a bit of local news after the game on Sat aft since it was on broadcast NBC and it was pretty appalling to see how amateurish it looked] so i don’t know what they were saying, but my friend maintains they said 18 inches.


26 posted on 04/24/2012 7:10:54 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
I'm not suggesting that you adopt anyone, because i sure as heck won't. But this is hilarious and very apt:

So much talent going to waste in Dale Hunter's system. And if you adopt Alexander Semin, he'll just lounge around on the front porch, licking his privates. But Roman Hamrlik gave the Canadiens stalwart service, so we'll give the Caps an AI of 2 and hope they last at least one more round because that would mean they've eliminated the ... BOSTON BRUINS What, are you kidding me? Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/sports/Which+team+will+adopt/6506750/story.html#ixzz1sy28MN5J

27 posted on 04/24/2012 7:24:05 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

You would think “Hamrlik” would be the one licking his privates.


28 posted on 04/24/2012 7:30:31 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

i’ve got him sitting here looking at me right now. Hamrlik is Mr April along with his minpin on my Caps and their dogs calendar.


29 posted on 04/24/2012 7:35:46 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I’m guessing a “minpin” is a miniature doberman pinscher?


30 posted on 04/24/2012 7:43:18 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
yep. Now HERE IS something that needs to be seen. The Sieves are huge Pens fans, and so they wrote a tribute to the Pens in their blog post today. He is gorg. period.


31 posted on 04/24/2012 7:59:00 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Yes that is a win for sure! I’ve already mowed several times this season. On the up side my garden is thriving and I’ve got beautiful flowers in the front flowerbeds


32 posted on 04/24/2012 8:11:33 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: SoothingDave

That would make the person in charge of tending the fire a beekkeeper....


33 posted on 04/24/2012 8:14:11 AM PDT by mikrofon (WFTD Bump)
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To: xsmommy

There’s something incongruous about seeing hockey players on a beach.


34 posted on 04/24/2012 8:23:51 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

I saw a reference to Buffalo getting significant snow, we in the southern tier generally miss the lake effect snow. my weather more closely resembles Soother’s. I didn’t think Syracuse was expecting it. When they say “western” NY they mean Buffalo, possibly Rochester.


35 posted on 04/24/2012 8:24:59 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

he appeals to me.


36 posted on 04/24/2012 8:29:59 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: mikrofon

That’s clever.


37 posted on 04/24/2012 8:29:59 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: tioga

I think Rochester got some significant snow.

This wasn’t lake effect. There was more snow the farther east you went here (higher elevations). This was moisture coming up the east coast from the south crashing into cold air from the north.


38 posted on 04/24/2012 8:33:22 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

that is just too depressing. I am not watching the weather so much as enjoying every nice day that comes my way. A bit breezy today, but nice dry walking weather. The clouds look dark, grey an ominous. I better go for another walk while I can.


39 posted on 04/24/2012 9:18:40 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

Is it Cudahy, WI?


40 posted on 04/24/2012 9:41:26 AM PDT by aruanan
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No, it’s not. It’s Jeannette, PA.


41 posted on 04/24/2012 9:48:48 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

i guess one could not say the INCOMPARABLE jeannette, PA ; )


42 posted on 04/24/2012 9:57:58 AM PDT by xsmommy
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Jeannette - It’s where your grandma’s casserole dish came from.


43 posted on 04/24/2012 10:00:56 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
i did not know this:

Some estimates over the years indicate that Jeannette once produced somewhere between 70-85% of the world's glass

44 posted on 04/24/2012 10:07:03 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

https://www.google.com/search?q=jeannette+glass&hl=en&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS432US435&prmd=imvnso&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=TtyWT5WDE6L46QHC9ZGRDg&ved=0CIQBELAE&biw=1280&bih=685&sei=aNyWT5ihIIr50gHTmt2eDg

Yes, indeed. Both functional and some very pretty items.

The tale is that the locals convinced an industrialist passing by on a train to locate here by demonstrating the abundant natural gas available by poking holes in the ground and lighting them on fire.


45 posted on 04/24/2012 10:11:45 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
have this in a sugar/creamer. My late SIL's motherinlaw was a huge fan of glass stuff and they would occasionally give me pieces as gifts.


46 posted on 04/24/2012 10:15:08 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

MrT5 used to say that-I had no idea what he was talking about at first-his family was from the wilds of Quebec, but I doubt that is where he got that word.

When it is sunny, and weather
Is at the springtime peak
Obama wants to play some golf-
In winter he wants to beek-

But in front of a roaring fire
In a rented chateau in Champagne
While taxpayers foot the bill
As he exhibits haughty disdain

Too bourgeois for his taste,
Newly accquired, as you know-
Pack up your stuff, Chicago guy
It is past time for you to go...


47 posted on 04/24/2012 11:26:22 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: SoothingDave

Jose Canseco has left the twitterverse.

I’m bummed


48 posted on 04/24/2012 12:14:56 PM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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Ah, no! Did the “haters” chase him out? Can someone with his ego stay away? I complete you. LOL


49 posted on 04/24/2012 12:24:58 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy; SoothingDave

http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/week_best_celebrity_gallery_ki2hkvCQ87etV7d73ZtokL?photo_num=78

No, This is something that needs to be seen...


50 posted on 04/24/2012 3:16:05 PM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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