Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Tuesday January 10, 2012
Posted on 01/10/2012 5:15:09 AM PST by SoothingDave
Word For The Day, Tuesday, January 10, 2012
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".
-n, plural tesserae
1. one of the small pieces used in mosaic work.
2. a small square of bone, wood, or the like, used in ancient times as a token, tally, ticket, etc.
[164050; < Latin < Greek (Ionic) tésseres four].
Thanks to VDH for this word.
good morning. i think her middle name was Rae.
In the overall tapestry of life, Barack Obama is nothing more than a dark, miniscule tessera that has ultimately been ill-fitted into some obscure corner.
That and a hank o' hair will get you a walking, talking Honeycomb, if you play your tokens right.
The recording device or the sexually transmitted disease?
Where geometry and art collide in cool fashion. Tessellation.
Lol! That’s an assumption. I was using the adjective “dark” to refer to evil, to hidden agendas that do not see the LIGHT of day with the media, etc.
The classicist and gentleman farmer.
The tesserae of opinions in the landscape of conservative thought has not yet congealed on a Presidential nominee.
If it’s a leg, can I have it?????
You want to make a leg lamp?
The negative ads compounded themselves in a swooping tesseratura of bile and vicious rumor.
Great idea! It will be less Fragile using a real leg
where have you been sweet’ums? i’ve missed you!
Missed y'all as well!
But the fishnet stockings are seamly.
I don’t know, I’m still on series 3.
That’s pretty cool! I saw the Last Supper when I was in Milan.
Do you have Showtime?
They debuted a show Sunday called “House of Lies.” Looks promising from the first episode I watched yesterday.
It’s about a team of high-priced management consultants and the lines of BS they sell.
Has Kristen Bell in it. And the guy who plays “Jean-Ralphio” on Parks and Rec.
I may have to check it out - we are hooked on Downton Abbey right now on PBS - have you seen it?
So beyonce and her husband (what a concept!) had their daughter....Blue Ivy. WTF? My husband asked “Is her last name Z?”
Never heard of it. I didn’t know PBS had anything worth watching other than the occasional historical documentary.
And at least “Blue Ivy” is English words and not made up jibber jabber. Could be LaBlusha D’Ivy.
I’m kind of a fan of the embubbled butterfly dancers, to be honest
When PBS finally gets around to showing more “Sherlock” I would totally recommend it. I can’t bring myself to watch that nonsense with Downey and Law - Sherlock Holmes is NOT an action hero relying of fisticuffs and gunplay. The Sherlock series stays true to the character while updating the storylines for present day. It’s brilliant.
Not sure about this ionic tessera tile stuff. Sounds like something on the Spaced Shuttle.
Used to be a singer name of Teresa Brewer, I always thought she was pretty good. This was back before Rap-Crap but anyhow, Terresa, Teresa, pretty much the same letters.
I think I got it here. This word completely disembogues from the saying “Tessera, tessera, what will be will be” and that’s why those little broken tile floors never fit up right.
I guess you can tell I’ve been thinking about my own musical career that was cut short by a lack of talent, ability, experience and interest.
Each vote on the map is a tessera
We’re choosing the one we like best: hoorah!
Maybe Newt or Santorum
Mitt Romney? Ignore ‘im
Unless, of two evils, he’s the lessera
Downton Abbey is a beautiful story based in the early 1900's, beginning with the death of the heir to Downton dying on the Titanic. Downton is a beautiful historic home and the story is based on who will inherit now. Three daughters of marriageable age and a distant cousin who becomes the heir. The characters are amazing - Season one is probably available on line - season two just started - Sunday night 8pm and probably will replay before the second one this coming Sunday. This season is dealing with WWI and the changes happening culturally -
So, lots of swearing a nudity, then? ;-)
Do they have an Irish maid? I’m having a Margaret Schroeder deficiency.
I’m jealous. I haven’t seen any of those episodes. We got hooked on Who last year and have to wait for it to show up on free TV with Comcast because we don’t have BBC in our package. But we have umpteen stupid shopping channels.
Sunshine and 54 today, and warmer tomorrow-I must go find and drag branches for firewood out of the woods and cut them up before the next cold blast on Thursday-
Obama has dropped us off a cliff
With the weasel-words he’s spoken
The intricate tessera of economy
Have come loose, and some are broken
This uncertain ground underfoot
Has ruined the peoples’ trust-
Someone needs to replace the mortar
And sweep away all the dust
And get rid of Michelle Antoinette
With her fancy parties and such-
Send she and Barak back to Chicago
Where they won’t be so out of touch
A maid? They have many and footmen and valets....it is sort of an “Upstairs Downstairs” type of show
There’s gotta be a “Romeny and the Bain” parody song out there somewhere.
His twlight campaign
Is easy to explain
I love that show!
Everyone knows Algore is full of hot air.
Yeah, it’s nice to have the extra channels, but right now Time Warner here is locked in a dispute with MSG Network which carries the Sabres home and away; apparently, MSG is owned by Comcast, so they’re probably not too anxious to a give ground to a cable competitor. So, we have to wait and see who will blink first and how soon we can get to see further games — unless you change to dish which I prefer not to do.