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).
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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)
i answered yer question, now get off neo! and yes, i want one [sweater] in green!!
Thanks everyone for the nice birthday wishes!
Which makes this surprisingly redundant
I put 80th bday on there as a joke, she's really 29 this year ; )
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 ; )
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.)
That’s perfect! Thank you very much!
SG: Hope you enjoy many more 29ths ; )
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.
Ha! I had just read that
Quinn's First Law: Liberalism always achieves the direct opposite of its stated intent.
I tried a little. You eat the seeds, basically.
Thank you! I hope yours was wonderful. I’m actually 39. ;)
yes, but they are juicy! we really liked them.
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