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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The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.
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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)
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.
Well, you better start eating then.
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???
I’d wait at least an hour before going swimming.
Thank you very much!
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?
“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?”...
$20 unless you’re XXL ($26). Don’t know how much for S&H.
I heard something on Fox a couple of mornings ago about women doing bargain basement botox, but I was on my way out the door and wasn’t really listening-was that a real story, or was it akin to alien abductions and the like?
Thank you so much! I’ll bet my daughter knows at least one person she’d like to get one for, as well.
Had a very nice time for dinner with tioga, scottswife, and Mr. Tioga tonight. Great wings and speedies salad, and even better conversation and fellowship.
Aww. Thanks. It was very cool meeting another FReeper. I had a good time.
LMAO good one.
Thanks for the wonderful meal and great company!
Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas.
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