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Word For The Day, Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - fascicle
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary Word of the Day ^ | 11/30/2011 | The Traveling Slacker

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

Example sentence:

"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 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
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)


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To: xsmommy
Where you at? I got your Christmas sweater:


21 posted on 11/30/2011 6:45:34 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
i do, the politically incorrect "faggot".
22 posted on 11/30/2011 6:45:42 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

i answered yer question, now get off neo! and yes, i want one [sweater] in green!!


23 posted on 11/30/2011 6:46:37 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: All

Thanks everyone for the nice birthday wishes!


24 posted on 11/30/2011 6:50:06 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America")
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To: xsmommy; SoothingDave

Which makes this surprisingly redundant

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


25 posted on 11/30/2011 6:52:19 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Free TOTUS)
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To: hobbes1; secret garden
Speaking of birthday wishes, here's SG's bday cake--

I put 80th bday on there as a joke, she's really 29 this year ; )

26 posted on 11/30/2011 6:55:12 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

sent this to everyone in my and my brother’s fams and said let’s get these and take a big ole family PHOTE for christmas with us all wearing them ; )


27 posted on 11/30/2011 6:58:29 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

When America’s postmortem is done, surely there will be a chapter devoted to decadent cake decorating. (Right after the chapter on sticking botulism into your forehead.)


28 posted on 11/30/2011 7:11:18 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

That’s perfect! Thank you very much!


29 posted on 11/30/2011 7:30:31 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy; secret garden

Nice Cake....

SG: Hope you enjoy many more 29ths ; )


30 posted on 11/30/2011 7:42:37 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America")
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To: hobbes1; SoothingDave
hilarious. i used to routinely buy the toy without the meal for xskids.
31 posted on 11/30/2011 8:09:51 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: VRWCmember; xsmommy; CholeraJoe; secret garden

The latest snow storm across the south the nation’s deep south - from TN, across north Mississippi and Alabama through GA and the Carolina mountains - makes a fasicicle of Al Gore’s global warming theories.


32 posted on 11/30/2011 8:14:28 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: xsmommy

Ha! I had just read that


33 posted on 11/30/2011 8:21:10 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America")
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To: xsmommy
Hilariously, it appears Mar et al., in their desire to keep McDonald’s from selling grease and fat to kids with the lure of a toy have now actually incentivized the purchase of that grease and fat

Quinn's First Law: Liberalism always achieves the direct opposite of its stated intent.

34 posted on 11/30/2011 8:44:29 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
Wonder if he will do this, and, if so, whether it will work.
35 posted on 11/30/2011 8:55:12 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
did yinz eat yer pomegranates?
36 posted on 11/30/2011 8:59:26 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I tried a little. You eat the seeds, basically.


37 posted on 11/30/2011 9:28:30 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: hobbes1

Thank you! I hope yours was wonderful. I’m actually 39. ;)


38 posted on 11/30/2011 10:00:53 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

yes, but they are juicy! we really liked them.


39 posted on 11/30/2011 10:01:31 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
don't know about yinz, but I wanna look like Michelle!!
40 posted on 11/30/2011 10:15:26 AM PST by xsmommy
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