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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".

tessera{tes-er-uh}

-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.

[1640–50; < Latin < Greek (Ionic) tésseres four].


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1 posted on 01/10/2012 5:15:11 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

Thanks to VDH for this word.


2 posted on 01/10/2012 5:15:53 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

good morning. i think her middle name was Rae.

3 posted on 01/10/2012 5:20:07 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

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.


4 posted on 01/10/2012 5:28:57 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: SumProVita
Barack Obama is nothing more than a dark,


5 posted on 01/10/2012 5:36:04 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
Tessera - "a small square of bone"

That and a hank o' hair will get you a walking, talking Honeycomb, if you play your tokens right.

6 posted on 01/10/2012 5:41:33 AM PST by NicknamedBob (If "everybody's different" then two of them have to be the same. It's the only way to be different.)
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To: SoothingDave
Thanks to VDH

The recording device or the sexually transmitted disease?

7 posted on 01/10/2012 5:42:02 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Free TOTUS)
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To: SoothingDave

8 posted on 01/10/2012 5:44:12 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

Where geometry and art collide in cool fashion. Tessellation.


9 posted on 01/10/2012 5:45:59 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

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.


10 posted on 01/10/2012 5:46:38 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: NeoCaveman

The classicist and gentleman farmer.


11 posted on 01/10/2012 5:51:06 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
Today's earworm is brought to you because we recently watched the back episodes of New Girl, which is pretty funny, especially the handbell episode.
12 posted on 01/10/2012 5:51:36 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave
The first tessera of the New Hampshire primary voting process already finished.
13 posted on 01/10/2012 5:51:48 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Free TOTUS)
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To: NeoCaveman
i have no desire to camp. none. zero. zilch. nada. would rather saw off my own limb than do it.
14 posted on 01/10/2012 5:53:50 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

The tesserae of opinions in the landscape of conservative thought has not yet congealed on a Presidential nominee.


15 posted on 01/10/2012 5:54:54 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: xsmommy

If it’s a leg, can I have it?????


16 posted on 01/10/2012 5:55:36 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

You want to make a leg lamp?


17 posted on 01/10/2012 5:58:29 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

The negative ads compounded themselves in a swooping tesseratura of bile and vicious rumor.


18 posted on 01/10/2012 5:58:42 AM PST by left that other site
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To: SoothingDave
If each Obama-Marxist Czar is a 'tessera',
then what is the entire constellation of Communist Czars?



19 posted on 01/10/2012 6:03:51 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: SoothingDave

Great idea! It will be less Fragile using a real leg


20 posted on 01/10/2012 6:06:35 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

where have you been sweet’ums? i’ve missed you!


21 posted on 01/10/2012 6:10:18 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Hegewisch Dupa; SoothingDave
trafficking in body parts is unseemly.
22 posted on 01/10/2012 6:11:48 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
I'll take what I can get.

Missed y'all as well!

23 posted on 01/10/2012 6:13:34 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: xsmommy

But the fishnet stockings are seamly.


24 posted on 01/10/2012 6:19:20 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Great point!


25 posted on 01/10/2012 6:34:39 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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26 posted on 01/10/2012 7:04:49 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa
20 years ago, xsteen's 3d birthday party was Alice in Wonderland themed. they SO copied me! I bet our party was a little less expensive too....
27 posted on 01/10/2012 7:23:54 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
OK, that relates to the origin of the term "Tesselator" in the latest Doctor Who Series 6
28 posted on 01/10/2012 7:29:01 AM PST by mikrofon (DW Bump)
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To: mikrofon

I don’t know, I’m still on series 3.


29 posted on 01/10/2012 7:32:36 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
One of my favorite duologies is The Sarantine Mosaic, by Guy Gavriel Kay. It is a slightly alternate view of Byzantium under Empress Theodora. I have been to Ravenna o.n the Italian coast to see the tesserae in the church of San Vitale. Spectacular.


30 posted on 01/10/2012 7:42:49 AM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: Explorer89

That’s pretty cool! I saw the Last Supper when I was in Milan.


31 posted on 01/10/2012 7:45:50 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

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.


32 posted on 01/10/2012 8:03:49 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

I may have to check it out - we are hooked on Downton Abbey right now on PBS - have you seen it?


33 posted on 01/10/2012 8:13:59 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: SoothingDave

So beyonce and her husband (what a concept!) had their daughter....Blue Ivy. WTF? My husband asked “Is her last name Z?”


34 posted on 01/10/2012 8:15:59 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

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.


35 posted on 01/10/2012 8:34:06 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

I’m kind of a fan of the embubbled butterfly dancers, to be honest


36 posted on 01/10/2012 8:34:23 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: SoothingDave

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.


37 posted on 01/10/2012 8:39:22 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: SoothingDave
Another tessera in the Obama wall of shame is leaving the administration. Bill Daley Resigns. ...must give the Dems pause to see this.......read the comments after the article....what a hoot. Who says the dem party is not in tatters?
38 posted on 01/10/2012 9:13:02 AM PST by tioga ( Choose an author as you choose a friend. Sir Christopher Wren)
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To: SoothingDave

Tessera.

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.


39 posted on 01/10/2012 9:15:58 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: SoothingDave

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


40 posted on 01/10/2012 9:40:28 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (Was Millard Fillmore's nickname Witt?)
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To: SoothingDave
L'Blusha....I like that!

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 -

41 posted on 01/10/2012 9:43:29 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

So, lots of swearing a nudity, then? ;-)

Do they have an Irish maid? I’m having a Margaret Schroeder deficiency.


42 posted on 01/10/2012 9:59:31 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: mikrofon

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.


43 posted on 01/10/2012 10:05:09 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

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


44 posted on 01/10/2012 10:20:10 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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45 posted on 01/10/2012 10:38:03 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: SoothingDave

A maid? They have many and footmen and valets....it is sort of an “Upstairs Downstairs” type of show


46 posted on 01/10/2012 11:05:22 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

There’s gotta be a “Romeny and the Bain” parody song out there somewhere.

His twlight campaign
Is easy to explain


47 posted on 01/10/2012 11:12:22 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave; xsmommy

LMAO!

I love that show!

Everyone knows Algore is full of hot air.


48 posted on 01/10/2012 11:22:51 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: hobbes1; SoothingDave; xsmommy

Duh.

Link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9q1wYR7nLA0


49 posted on 01/10/2012 11:23:45 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: secret garden; SoothingDave; xsmommy

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.


50 posted on 01/10/2012 11:25:20 AM PST by mikrofon (TV Bump)
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