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Word For The Day, Thursday, December 22, 2011 - calvous
dictionaries ad nauseam | 22 December 2011 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 12/22/2011 3:37:58 AM PST by secret garden


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".

calvous \KAL-vuhs\ , adjective
Lacking all or most of the hair on the head; bald.

Example sentences:
The wit's voluminous neckerchief unraveled and slipped to the mold, and the spangled silver wig fell from the telltale calvous head.
-- D. M. Cornish, Lamplighter

Admittedly most old, bloated, calvous Germans could double for me, and even if he hadn't been doppelganger material, with the beard I had started growing and the two black eyes, you'd need x-rays to spot the difference.
-- Tibor Fischer, The Thought Gang

Etymology:
Calvous is derived from the Latin word calvus which meant simply “bald.”

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

WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!


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1 posted on 12/22/2011 3:38:01 AM PST by secret garden
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...

Rise and shine!


2 posted on 12/22/2011 3:39:08 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...

Rise and shine!


3 posted on 12/22/2011 3:40:55 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Proxy error.


4 posted on 12/22/2011 3:41:41 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

The bald army officer had a sore throat: obviously he served with the hoarse calvarious force.


5 posted on 12/22/2011 3:47:25 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: Robert A. Cook, PE
Hi early bird. A for you!
6 posted on 12/22/2011 3:49:21 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Present!


7 posted on 12/22/2011 4:09:43 AM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: secret garden

I think Obama is calvous on the INSIDE of his head, not much there. What the hell did they think was going to happen in Iraq after we left. The games have commenced.


8 posted on 12/22/2011 4:12:39 AM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: secret garden
In the Bible, some "youts" who mocked Elisha's Calvous head are killed by a she-bear. Either it is very dangerous to mock a Prophet, or Ursa had a soft spot in her heart for Bald men.
9 posted on 12/22/2011 4:15:15 AM PST by left that other site
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To: secret garden
Ladies and Gennelmen,

...Calvous Klein.

10 posted on 12/22/2011 4:55:26 AM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Explorer89

There’s a Weiner baby!! Didja hear?


11 posted on 12/22/2011 5:23:55 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Explorer89
baby. Weenie!
12 posted on 12/22/2011 5:27:46 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Oops thought that was an account of the birth. It was on fox and friends I’m looking for the web story for you.


13 posted on 12/22/2011 5:29:23 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
Calvous congressman caught making a mention of big booty of the first lady.

The truth, thankfully, is its own defense.

14 posted on 12/22/2011 6:01:38 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Free TOTUS)
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To: Explorer89
Agreed. A for you.
15 posted on 12/22/2011 6:43:36 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: left that other site
Bottom line? Respect your elders. A for you.
16 posted on 12/22/2011 6:45:02 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: theDentist
That's a little scary. A+ for you.
17 posted on 12/22/2011 6:46:37 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NeoCaveman

It stands on its own, like the Wookie’s posterior. A+ for you.


18 posted on 12/22/2011 6:48:13 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Well Thank You! :-)


19 posted on 12/22/2011 6:53:44 AM PST by left that other site
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To: left that other site

You’re welcome.


20 posted on 12/22/2011 6:54:53 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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