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Word for the Day, Monday, June 29, 2009-- adamantine
6/29/09 | xs

Posted on 06/29/2009 5:08:46 AM PDT by xsmommy

Word For The Day, Monday, 6/29/09



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".

adamantine; adj.

1. utterly unyielding or firm in attitude or opinion. Unyielding; inflexible: "If there is one dominant trait that emerges from this account, it is adamantine willpower" (Eugene Linden). 2. too hard to cut, break, or pierce. 3. like a diamond in luster.

Etymology:1200–1250; ME < L adamantinus < Gk adamántinos. See adamant, -ine 1

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....




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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

Here is my example with WFTD.

I hope the Republicans are sufficiently prepared to take on the adamantine dems in re obams care.

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

No pushing at the door please!

1 posted on 06/29/2009 5:08:46 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I thought that was a counter top material.


2 posted on 06/29/2009 5:12:17 AM PDT by CPOSharky (Too many zeros in the budget. And the White House.)
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To: CPOSharky

could be.


3 posted on 06/29/2009 5:13:46 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Thought it had something to do with being a goody-two shoes.
4 posted on 06/29/2009 5:22:02 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

And, yes, I flew on USAir over the weekend, but I did not drop dead several hours later.


5 posted on 06/29/2009 5:22:47 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

or pretending you’re al green. A+++ in first with the pop culture reference! are you home from MA?


6 posted on 06/29/2009 5:24:29 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

i heard billy mays died and was on a problematic flight but haven’t read anything. xshub said something about him getting his head bumped and i wondered if it was a natasha richardson type situation?


7 posted on 06/29/2009 5:25:21 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Were you going to ping, or just let us figure it out on our own?


8 posted on 06/29/2009 5:26:36 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (So close to Postal.)
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To: SoothingDave

heard this on the way in this AM. dang, they don't write 'em like that anymore!

9 posted on 06/29/2009 5:27:07 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: mikrofon; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; sig226; IAGreywolf; Conspiracy Guy; Laura Earl; ...

i was having some one on one tutoring time with the soother, sorry i forgot to ping!


10 posted on 06/29/2009 5:27:56 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

It’s possible that Billy Mays did not have an adamantine head.


11 posted on 06/29/2009 5:28:12 AM PDT by paulycy (Liberal DOUBLE-STANDARDS are HATE crimes.)
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To: xsmommy

Science!


12 posted on 06/29/2009 5:28:52 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to...." ;)
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To: paulycy

i know! poor dead thing that he is. A++


13 posted on 06/29/2009 5:30:20 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

mernin


14 posted on 06/29/2009 5:31:07 AM PDT by Laura Earl
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To: xsmommy
We should know today whether Billy's head was as adamantine as he claimed. Autopsy scheduled.

Prepared dinner for the homeless yesterday evening. Five of us from the Church went to the local shelter and served ham w. pineapple, macaroni shells with cheese, green beans and banana pudding. Served over 100.

15 posted on 06/29/2009 5:31:12 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (So close to Postal.)
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To: xsmommy

Yeah, I’m home. Awful lot of hippies up there. Prius-drivers. A “Solar store” and a place called “All About Beads.”

Mays got bumped on the noggin by some carry-on luggage during a rough landing. Didn’t feel too well and went to sleep. Woke up dead.

Not to cast asparagus or anything, but I know if I took a bump to the head, my wife wouldn’t let me go to sleep unitl we got it checked out.


16 posted on 06/29/2009 5:31:17 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: hobbes1
it was a good commute this AM, music-wise. they also played Eddie Money. just like ronnie says....
17 posted on 06/29/2009 5:32:06 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

“She’s tidied up and I can’t FIND anything!”


18 posted on 06/29/2009 5:32:20 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Laura Earl

hiya long time no C!


19 posted on 06/29/2009 5:32:59 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Michael Jackson was adamantine that he had never sexually abused the adamant teen who accused him of such behavior. Jackson did give the kid more than ten million dollars in a settlement, but would not admit any culpability. The late King of Pop paid the kid all of that money “just to make the whole thing go away.” Riiiight!


20 posted on 06/29/2009 5:33:12 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Kenya tell me where Obama was born?)
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To: CholeraJoe

A+++ on the billy mays head.
good on you for the homeless food prep. xsboy will be back to the campus kitchen, they have a homeless shelter onsite at Gonzaga.


21 posted on 06/29/2009 5:34:34 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
The Shock Findings of the Michael Jackson Autopsy

I'm not shocked.

22 posted on 06/29/2009 5:35:40 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (So close to Postal.)
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To: SoothingDave

i discussed this with xsbrownie and xshub just last night saying that was probably what it was, and how any boinging of the old beaner needs to be checked out.


23 posted on 06/29/2009 5:35:52 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

love that song!


24 posted on 06/29/2009 5:36:24 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

0bama is adamantine in his devotion to commie-ism.

My ex is completely adamantine in her nastiness. UGH.


25 posted on 06/29/2009 5:37:07 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

we will no doubt be regaled with further stories of perversion in the coming days. A+++ i was grossed out to hear he weighed only 112 lbs at death and was bald except for peachfuzz and was riddled with needlemarks. horrifying mental imagery there.


26 posted on 06/29/2009 5:37:36 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

It’s poetry in motion.


27 posted on 06/29/2009 5:38:00 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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To: xsmommy

How’s it goin? Decided I’d better show back up since I’m staying in such a froth about the rapid decline of our country.


28 posted on 06/29/2009 5:38:05 AM PDT by Laura Earl
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To: CholeraJoe

yeah saw that, it does make sense given what he was doing to himself.


29 posted on 06/29/2009 5:38:07 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Travis T. OJustice

A+++ both will get their just desserts eventually.


30 posted on 06/29/2009 5:38:38 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Travis T. OJustice; SoothingDave; Robert A. Cook, PE

i knew our sciencey geeks would love that song and be very familiar with it!


31 posted on 06/29/2009 5:39:15 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

32 posted on 06/29/2009 5:39:31 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Laura Earl

oh LE, it’s horrible isn’t it? i was with a group of women friends on Friday and everyone was feeling the same way. it’s hard to know what to do about it.


33 posted on 06/29/2009 5:40:05 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Being an adamantine is a complication of puberty.

Or maybe I slept too much in my developmental psychology class.


34 posted on 06/29/2009 5:40:37 AM PDT by Bertram3
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To: JoeProBono

nice jewel A+++


35 posted on 06/29/2009 5:40:47 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Bertram3

isn’t it just really a fancy word for HARD HEADED?


36 posted on 06/29/2009 5:41:21 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Travis T. OJustice
and isn't the thought of THIS enough to make everyone vomit into their cereal bowls this AM?
37 posted on 06/29/2009 5:42:38 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

And Dolby, of course, played the keyboards on Foreigner 4 as well.


38 posted on 06/29/2009 5:44:22 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

didn’t know that.


39 posted on 06/29/2009 5:46:13 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Didn’t remember it either, cause I told you last time the subject came up. ;-)


40 posted on 06/29/2009 5:53:33 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy
and how any boinging of the old beaner needs to be checked out

Been congressing with the landscapers again?

41 posted on 06/29/2009 5:53:36 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to...." ;)
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To: SoothingDave

Really? Interesting trivia! Loved that album.


42 posted on 06/29/2009 5:53:41 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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To: xsmommy

Eeeeew.


43 posted on 06/29/2009 5:54:25 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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To: SoothingDave

not retention-worthy. i have a lot of stuff that needs to be retained in my brain and as one ages, the unnecessary gets tossed overboard fairly immediately. i may not remember it again tomorrow!


44 posted on 06/29/2009 5:57:49 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
nurse news.
45 posted on 06/29/2009 6:02:50 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Plus, you delegate that stuff. ;-)


46 posted on 06/29/2009 6:03:05 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Travis T. OJustice

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Dolby

And, apparently also on Def Leppard’s Pyromania. Not that I remember any keys on that album.


47 posted on 06/29/2009 6:05:56 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Heard this one, title track, on the way to go fishing before work this morning:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6yDBiuNQcQ&feature=PlayList&p=6BA3B3D6587C9A46&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=12


48 posted on 06/29/2009 6:09:40 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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To: xsmommy

My mom would wig out at the recent sissification of the nursing profession. She got her start while still in school, during the polio epidemic, and worked 7-12 hour shifts a week for many months. You just do what you have to do.


49 posted on 06/29/2009 6:12:00 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

I don’t know if it’s “sissified” to not want to be forced to work overtime all of the time.


50 posted on 06/29/2009 6:15:43 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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