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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.

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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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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

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).

Author Stephen King offers left-leaning talk show

No pushing at the door please!

Happy Humpday Everybody!

Only days left until BO's replacement is sworn in.

1 posted on 11/30/2011 3:08:42 AM PST by VRWCmember
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Gabz; Guenevere; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...
IT'S ABOUT DANG TIME!!!

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.

2 posted on 11/30/2011 3:10:09 AM PST by VRWCmember (If it wern't for double standards, liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: VRWCmember
Extra example sentence: "Franco and Mussolini were in fact childhood playmates; in an interview with Corriera della Sera Benito recalled long afternoons at Fransico's house in Calle Maria, flooding ant-hills and sucking on fascicles."
3 posted on 11/30/2011 3:22:22 AM PST by golux
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To: VRWCmember

Fascicles: now in Moussolini and Hitler flavors.


4 posted on 11/30/2011 3:41:30 AM PST by Méabh
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To: VRWCmember

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”.


5 posted on 11/30/2011 3:47:19 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: VRWCmember

Once some years back I was given a very small Joke Book. It was a farcical Fascicle, as I recall.


6 posted on 11/30/2011 4:10:47 AM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: VRWCmember
VDh has penned another fascicle in the obama diaries.
7 posted on 11/30/2011 4:19:11 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: VRWCmember

OMG...detention would be worth it! LOL


8 posted on 11/30/2011 4:54:51 AM PST by tioga
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To: VRWCmember

The Fascicle, what happened when the fascist dictator became a corpscicle.


9 posted on 11/30/2011 4:59:45 AM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: VRWCmember

“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.


10 posted on 11/30/2011 5:07:56 AM PST by NicknamedBob (If God takes notes on what we think, then Night must be His source for ink.)
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To: VRWCmember
Fescicles? Why would you want to freeze that stuff? What are you, sick or something?

What? Fascicle? Oh... Never mind!

11 posted on 11/30/2011 5:37:10 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: secret garden

Well, that was just darned depressing. Nothing like having to face just what a disaster this presidency has been all in one giant lump.


12 posted on 11/30/2011 5:37:37 AM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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Sorry. Carter 2.0 is a downer.


13 posted on 11/30/2011 5:48:46 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: VRWCmember
In Barry Obama's last fascicle
He wants us to worship a past sickle
The one with the hammer
"Bread, land, peace" he will stammer
His Communist leanings are classical


14 posted on 11/30/2011 6:10:33 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree ("Nanny Care State" is not a Division 3 football powerhouse.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

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.


15 posted on 11/30/2011 6:12:51 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Free TOTUS)
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To: NeoCaveman

You know another, related, word for a bundle of sticks?


16 posted on 11/30/2011 6:32:09 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: NeoCaveman

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).


17 posted on 11/30/2011 6:32:29 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree ("Nanny Care State" is not a Division 3 football powerhouse.)
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To: SoothingDave

Fascism: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/fascism

Origin:
1915–20; < Italian fascismo, equivalent to fasc ( io ) bundle, political group ( see fasces) + -ismo -ism

derived from a bundle of sticks in Italian.


18 posted on 11/30/2011 6:35:40 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Free TOTUS)
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To: SoothingDave

No, same word, or atleast same root word.


19 posted on 11/30/2011 6:43:42 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Free TOTUS)
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To: NeoCaveman

And what’s the English word for a bundle of sticks?


20 posted on 11/30/2011 6:44:28 AM PST by SoothingDave
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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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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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To: xsmommy

I’m sure your sister-in-law will get you the book out of the dollar bin for your next birthday.

It’s going to be fun watching all the sycophants turn on the Obamas when they are no longer useful to the cause.


41 posted on 11/30/2011 10:23:52 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Well, you better start eating then.


42 posted on 11/30/2011 10:29:53 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Free TOTUS)
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To: secret garden
Happy 39th
43 posted on 11/30/2011 10:35:45 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Free TOTUS)
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To: NeoCaveman; SoothingDave

i was really thinking of going to a Ramada Inn out by the airport and having someone inject my behind with cement ; ) what could go wrong???


44 posted on 11/30/2011 10:35:54 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I’d wait at least an hour before going swimming.


45 posted on 11/30/2011 11:32:31 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: NeoCaveman

Thank you very much!


46 posted on 11/30/2011 11:43:30 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave; xsmommy

I’m not from there, but that is a funny shirt-can a Texan have one, too? I’d like to give one to Nemesis for a joke, although one that says “ass****” would probably be more appropriate-how much are they?


47 posted on 11/30/2011 1:38:41 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"....)
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To: xsmommy

“What could go wrong?” If you are Madame Obama-Antoinette, that is probably a question better not asked-I’m betting she has never said “Honey, does this dress make my butt look too small?”...


48 posted on 11/30/2011 1:46:20 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"....)
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To: Texan5

http://www.yajagoff.com/ya-jagoff-t-shirts/

$20 unless you’re XXL ($26). Don’t know how much for S&H.


49 posted on 11/30/2011 1:48:57 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave; xsmommy
Apparently Barack Obama was born in Pennsylvania. Best mocumentary ad ever.
50 posted on 11/30/2011 1:50:02 PM PST by NeoCaveman (Free TOTUS)
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