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Word For The Day, Thursday, January 26, 2012 - argosy
dictionaries ad nauseam | 26 January 2012 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 01/26/2012 4:29:30 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".

argosy (AHR-GUH-see) noun
1. A large ship, or a fleet of ships, especially one carrying valuable cargo.
2. A rich source or supply.

Example sentences:
"Shylock: He hath an argosy bound to Tripolis, another to the Indies."
---William Shakespeare; The Merchant of Venice; 1596.

"We get a little bit detective story, a little bit gossip, and an argosy of insight."
---Amy Wallen; Book Review: 'Nom de Plume'; Los Angeles Times; Aug 8, 2011.

Etymology:
Shortening of Italian nave Ragusea (ship of Ragusa), after Ragusa, a maritime city on the Adriatic sea, modern day Dubrovnik, Croatia. Earliest documented use: 1577.

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 01/26/2012 4:29:34 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 01/26/2012 4:30:36 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Our government views taxpayers as an argosy it must plunder.


3 posted on 01/26/2012 4:46:19 AM PST by Roccus
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To: Roccus
A for you.
4 posted on 01/26/2012 4:47:56 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

With Obama at the helm, the argosy of the United States has been grounded on a reef more terrible than that of the Costa Concordia.


5 posted on 01/26/2012 5:06:26 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
A for you.
6 posted on 01/26/2012 5:09:01 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

When queried by his first mate whether the treasure was on board, the pirate captain said- “Argosy if it’s secure in the hold!”


7 posted on 01/26/2012 5:19:47 AM PST by mikrofon (Aye-Aye)
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To: secret garden

Argosy.

That be pirate talk for, “Hyar! Go see”. It sounds better with a peg leg and eye patch.


8 posted on 01/26/2012 5:20:01 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: secret garden

I always thought that the word was derived from Jason’s Ship the Argo, and meant an epic adventure. I guess I was wrong.

Being wrong in my vocabulary is a new experience for me! LOL!


9 posted on 01/26/2012 5:23:39 AM PST by left that other site
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To: mikrofon
A for you. What's a pirate's favorite letter?
10 posted on 01/26/2012 5:37:14 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: left that other site

WFTD = daily epic adventure. :-)


11 posted on 01/26/2012 5:39:56 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Indeed!

One learns something new every day! :-)


12 posted on 01/26/2012 6:13:47 AM PST by left that other site
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To: secret garden
Obama is an argosy of arrogance in dealing with Republicans. It seems he took offense at Gov Jan Brewer's portrayal of him in her book, "Scorpions for Breakfast". He brought it up, then walked away when she stood up for herself.


13 posted on 01/26/2012 6:27:52 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

The truth hurts. A+ for you.


14 posted on 01/26/2012 6:29:38 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

The One Percent’s wealth—Barack’s argosy
To be plundered for his socialist kleptocracy
He must be unseated
Deposed and defeated
And treated like a dentist with leprosy


15 posted on 01/26/2012 6:37:10 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

A+ for you!


16 posted on 01/26/2012 6:48:53 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Why did the pirate kid not go see the movie?

Because it was rated Arrrrrr!

homework:

Clearly the O Administration would rather have an argosy of oil tankers heading to China than a simple pipeline to energy security. But wait! There’s more! If the oil gets shipped via rail, Warren Buffett makes more money. As the church lady used to say, “how conveeeeenient!”


17 posted on 01/26/2012 7:05:50 AM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: Explorer89; xsmommy; hobbes1

I downloaded The Hunger Games. I was too tired last night to read more than a page.


18 posted on 01/26/2012 7:10:44 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

It gets good in a hurry, don’t worry. I made my 16 year old son rea dThe Long Walk by Stephen King after he read Hunger Games, and he said, “yeah, that was the hunger games done right.....”. Hunger Games is good, not great, but absolutely a worthwhile, entertaining read.

Who else can’t wait for The Hobbit movie in December? It comes out like a week before the end of the world, to which I say, “score!”


19 posted on 01/26/2012 7:16:52 AM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: Explorer89

A for you!


20 posted on 01/26/2012 7:27:18 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
Today the Drudge Report is a veritable argosy of oppo research on Mr. Newt.
21 posted on 01/26/2012 8:24:52 AM PST by NeoCaveman
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I wonder who is behind it. A+ for you.


22 posted on 01/26/2012 8:39:43 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NeoCaveman

Looks like Romney is set to take FL, unless tonight’s debate changes things.


23 posted on 01/26/2012 8:50:58 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

So basically the questions are, will Newt take the head off of another reporter and if so, will that trick still impress the voters.


24 posted on 01/26/2012 9:03:35 AM PST by NeoCaveman
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To: NeoCaveman

LOL it’s a great show, but it may be closing.


25 posted on 01/26/2012 9:14:55 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

I have no problem with this show running a few more months. LOL.


26 posted on 01/26/2012 9:19:00 AM PST by NeoCaveman
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To: secret garden
An argosy of conventional wisdom heresy. She turned me into a Newt!
27 posted on 01/26/2012 9:49:48 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: tioga

The Hunger Games sounds like the sort of pretentious, star-filled charity sporting event that Ted Turner would multicast among his various networks.


28 posted on 01/26/2012 10:08:37 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

The Pittsburgh Dad reading the bedtime story is pretty funny, too. Give a maus a cookie.


29 posted on 01/26/2012 11:16:12 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: hobbes1
I got better.
A+ for you for quoting one of my favorite movies.
30 posted on 01/26/2012 11:27:34 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

explorer and i identified with the “good” living room one!


31 posted on 01/26/2012 11:30:06 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Is that the one with plastic runners on the floor and plastic covers on the upholstery?


32 posted on 01/26/2012 11:33:07 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: hobbes1

yes, indeedy........send me NEWT....

on a day when I needed cheering up, too!

One of the reasons GW won was that everyday folks thought they could sit down and have a beer with him (although his would be alcohol free).......if I wanted to have lunch with any candidate it would be Newt.


33 posted on 01/26/2012 1:05:13 PM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

Is Newt on the wagon?


34 posted on 01/26/2012 1:07:05 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: Explorer89

I was hooked within a few pages. Love it so far. Only got to the train trip to the capital..she just threw out the cookies.


35 posted on 01/26/2012 1:08:52 PM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

Nevermind, I see you meant W.


36 posted on 01/26/2012 1:12:49 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

When I was a little kid, my dad used to read a magazine called Argosy-I remember it because I was at that age at which reading has become a skill, so you read everything.

Obama wants the debt limit raised,
And the ‘rats run to do his bidding
But they forget who pays that bill-
Who do they think they’re kidding?

Are they insane or just delusional?
Do they believe that by royal decree
An argosy of treasure-filled galleons
Will come sailing across the sea?

It is probably far more likely that
Unless we put brakes on this ride
We’ll be living in huts of mud or turf
With the toilet in a shack outside


37 posted on 01/26/2012 1:16:59 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: tioga

What is the book about? I’m reading “Beloved Exile” again-aside from being a nice story, it makes me aware that I don’t have it bad at all compared to a single woman in the dark ages...


38 posted on 01/26/2012 1:21:38 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5
Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games." The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. When Kat's sister is chosen by lottery, Kat steps up to go in her place.
39 posted on 01/26/2012 1:26:44 PM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0251031/

Sounds like a similar plot to this reality TV spoof:

Ever seen the show “Survivor” and wished they would just start killing each other?? Series 7 literally gives its contestants the guns. The film is not merely a satire on reality TV. It is an example of just how far people will shamelessly go for fame. 6 contenders are pitted against each other in a no holds barred, kill or be killed contest. The reigning champ is Dawn, a hard-nosed, mother-to-be. We go back and forth between Dawn and the other 5 contenders to see if someone can dethrone Dawn and become the new Champion. What is the prize? How are the contestants picked? These questions are not as important as asking yourself how shameless has our society become?


40 posted on 01/26/2012 1:42:04 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

yep!


41 posted on 01/26/2012 1:47:57 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave; NeoCaveman; hobbes; Hegewisch Dupa

pinging my stoner pals... there was a hilarious greg guttfield tweet yesterday, he told Dana Perino that Demi Moore was hospitalized for doing whippets, she said “the dogs?” LMAO!


42 posted on 01/26/2012 1:49:50 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: hobbes1
Frightening is winning. I added to the total ; )
43 posted on 01/26/2012 1:52:48 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: tioga

Thanks for the overview-I think I’ll pass on that one. Maybe I can find a copy of Ira Levin’s “This Perfect Day”-a novel of a nanny/totalitarian future world-but with heroes and a happy ending. The hero and heroine call themselves Chip and Lilac...


44 posted on 01/26/2012 1:57:54 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: xsmommy

Saw that. Didn’t know there was a dog called that.

I guess you never worked the graveyard shift at a place that makes its own whipped cream and had a big old tank of nitrous oxide in the back?


45 posted on 01/26/2012 2:01:12 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Please pardon my ignorance, but the only whippet I’m familiar with is the sight hound that looks like a smaller greyhound. I’m really not up on the newest stoner terms, but whipped cream and nitrous sounds like some kind of laughing meth.


46 posted on 01/26/2012 2:08:21 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: SoothingDave

Please pardon my ignorance, but the only whippet I’m familiar with is the sight hound that looks like a smaller greyhound. I’m really not up on the newest stoner terms, but whipped cream and nitrous sounds like some kind of laughing meth.


47 posted on 01/26/2012 2:08:58 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: SoothingDave

Please pardon my double post, as well...


48 posted on 01/26/2012 2:10:53 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: xsmommy

So, you voted with the Obamamites... ;)


49 posted on 01/26/2012 2:47:56 PM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: Texan5; xsmommy; secret garden; Explorer89
oh, dear God in Heaven, what is on her head?


50 posted on 01/26/2012 5:32:47 PM PST by tioga
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