Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, January 26, 2012 - argosy
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.
"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.
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 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!
Rise and shine!
Our government views taxpayers as an argosy it must plunder.
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.
When queried by his first mate whether the treasure was on board, the pirate captain said- “Argosy if it’s secure in the hold!”
That be pirate talk for, “Hyar! Go see”. It sounds better with a peg leg and eye patch.
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!
WFTD = daily epic adventure. :-)
One learns something new every day! :-)
The truth hurts. A+ for you.
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
A+ for you!
Why did the pirate kid not go see the movie?
Because it was rated Arrrrrr!
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!”
I downloaded The Hunger Games. I was too tired last night to read more than a page.
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!”
A for you!
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