Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - fascicle
Posted on 11/30/2011 3:08:40 AM PST by VRWCmember
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".
fascicle \FASS-ih-kul\ - noun
1. a small or slender bundle (as of pine needles or nerve fibers)
2. one of the divisions of a book published in parts
"It was a word that was due to be included in the dictionary's second fascicle, or part, being readied to be printed and published in the later summer of 1885." --- From the 1998 book The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester
Extra Example sentence:
"The femoral nerve is divided into several dozen separate bundles of nerves, called fascicles, each of which contains hundreds if not thousands of individual nerves." -- From an article in The Economist, September 4, 2010
Did you know?
"Fascicle," which has been a part of our language since the 15th century, is one of a bundle of words derived from Latin "fascis," meaning "bundle." In book publishing, "fascicle" and its variants "fascicule" and "fasciculus" can all be used for one of the installments of a voluminous work; "fasciculus" can also be used for a bundle of anatomical fibers. "Fasciitis" is an inflammation of a "fascia," which is a sheet of tissue connecting muscles. You can also have a case of "fasciculation," or muscular twitching. Other descendants of "fascis" include "fasces" (a bundle of rods and an ax borne before ancient Roman magistrates as a badge of authority) and "fascine" (a long bundle of sticks of wood bound together).
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....
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
Review Thread Four: Word For the Day, Friday 7/25/03: Potation
Review Thread Five: Word For the Day, Monday 8/19/03: Stolid
Review Thread Six: Word for the Day, Tuesday 11/09/2004: Peripatetic (Post #125 may be my best anagram post ever)
Here is my example with today's WFTD:
Since he can't seem to even pen a lame fascicle for one of his multi-volume serial novellas to stay in the news anymore, Stephen King is convinced that he will succeed for the left where algore's hot air network and so many other attempts to launch a liberal talk radio network have failed (NPR notwithstanding).
No pushing at the door please!
Happy Humpday Everybody!
Only days left until BO's replacement is sworn in.
Get to class you slackers! I've opened a new classroom, but now I must discretely sneak back down the hall to dry off and get dressed. Anybody who tries to grab the towel off my waist will find himself (or herself) in detention.
Ranger Catcher Mike Napoli would like everyone to contemplate this monster home run, and then remember that there are
Only days until Christmas.
Fascicles: now in Moussolini and Hitler flavors.
Fascicle. A popcicle that melts fas. Syn.;, “It’s done went and melted”. From the O.I.C.T., (Old Ice Cream Truck) by Way of Pilfered Pennies.
May also refer to Fast Bicicle according to J.C. Penny and Co. Pg. 3099, “Spelling is Just Opinion of Small Mimes”.
When used as a confounded particle, “...the ice cream man traded a pit bull for his truck. We got the truck and the pit bull is following him at facicle speed”.
Once some years back I was given a very small Joke Book. It was a farcical Fascicle, as I recall.
OMG...detention would be worth it! LOL
The Fascicle, what happened when the fascist dictator became a corpscicle.
“1. a small or slender bundle (as of pine needles or nerve fibers)”
Anyone who is making fascicles out of pine needles has way too many hands on his time.
What? Fascicle? Oh... Never mind!
Well, that was just darned depressing. Nothing like having to face just what a disaster this presidency has been all in one giant lump.
Sorry. Carter 2.0 is a downer.
Interesting use of the hammer and sickle as this word is from the same root as the word fascism. Then again as Jonah points out in Liberal Fascism, they are cousins of each other.
You know another, related, word for a bundle of sticks?
Jonah Goldberg’s book is a wonderful resource. Anyone who reads “Liberal Fascism,” coupled with Hayek’s “Road to Serfdom” will be hard-pressed to be anything but a conservative. (Of course, both of those books are too difficult for most libs to understand).
191520; < Italian fascismo, equivalent to fasc ( io ) bundle, political group ( see fasces) + -ismo -ism
derived from a bundle of sticks in Italian.
No, same word, or atleast same root word.
And what’s the English word for a bundle of sticks?