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Word for the Day, Tuesday February 7, 2012

Posted on 02/07/2012 4:37:39 AM PST by SoothingDave

Word For The Day, Tuesday, February 7, 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".

nidus [nahy-duhs]

-n, plural -di

1. a nest, especially one in which insects, spiders, etc., deposit their eggs.
2.a place or point in an organism where a germ or other organism can develop or breed.

[1735–45; < Latin nīdus nest]


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1 posted on 02/07/2012 4:37:45 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

H/t to mikrofon for today’s word.


2 posted on 02/07/2012 4:38:28 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

The GAB is a nidus of liberal activism in Wisconsin as demonstrated by their recent ruling that they will not accept complaints of petition fraud from anyone except the individual campaigns of the legislators that are being recalled. The GAB is the antithesis of its name. In fact, I have long called them the Government UN-accountability board.


3 posted on 02/07/2012 4:44:33 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SoothingDave

The nidus of those who infect us is Washington, D.C.

They need us more than we need them.


4 posted on 02/07/2012 4:50:05 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

Under their rock, the lib nidus
Conjures new taxes to bite us
“Fool them all; make them eat
From the government teat
No worries; the media will hide us”


5 posted on 02/07/2012 4:51:42 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: SoothingDave
Free Republic is a nidus for conservative thought. And now a review of the secular monster the idiots elected last time...
6 posted on 02/07/2012 4:54:33 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave
UN... Unparalleled Nidus.

Let's kick them out of the US, send them to Europe, and use the UN building for those businesses who were originally at the WTC.

7 posted on 02/07/2012 5:04:22 AM PST by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: SoothingDave
The Media and Entertainment Cabal has become a Nadis of filth, liberalism, and villainy.:

The Media Hollywood Nadis
Is the Culture that spawned us and made us.
But FReepers rebel
"Gainst this vile leftist hell
We're RIGHT, so no wonder they hate us!
8 posted on 02/07/2012 5:19:00 AM PST by left that other site
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree; SoothingDave

Gas prices up 19 cents/gallon this month alone! Where is the outrage?


9 posted on 02/07/2012 5:33:28 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

Nidus.

Our town historian says this is King Nidus, who had the golden touch and was touched about gold. I think he had a daughter name of Bling.


10 posted on 02/07/2012 5:33:31 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: SoothingDave
This regime revels in that no longer is the U.S. independent of other nations for its energy, nor remains the nidus of innovation in industry in the world...
11 posted on 02/07/2012 5:34:09 AM PST by mikrofon (n/p, SD ;)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

loved it!


12 posted on 02/07/2012 5:39:05 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: left that other site

Try again, using today’s word.


13 posted on 02/07/2012 5:55:57 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Ooops! I misspelled it! I meant Nidus! I was spelling it according to the pronunciation. LOL.

Is Nadis another word? :-)


14 posted on 02/07/2012 6:00:55 AM PST by left that other site
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To: SoothingDave
this one needs expelled from the nidus.
15 posted on 02/07/2012 6:35:15 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: left that other site

You must be thinking of nadir, nidus is pronounced with the long i sound. Nadir would be a good follow up word for nadir to soundly confuse everyone. LOL


16 posted on 02/07/2012 6:35:52 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

oops follow up for nidus.....see, it’s contagious.


17 posted on 02/07/2012 6:36:50 AM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy
If there was any hope for Nancy, God would have intervened by now....very sad.

Found this at the site....too funny.


18 posted on 02/07/2012 6:46:22 AM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy
See the hockey player?

Photobucket

19 posted on 02/07/2012 6:48:01 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: tioga

I think i may have created a NEW word.

Nadis: A nest of villainy that has become the lowest point to which a person can sink.

What do you think?


20 posted on 02/07/2012 6:53:57 AM PST by left that other site
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To: SoothingDave

you know i was a latin american studies major so that kind of stuff appeals to me regardless of the ancient hockey player aspect, but that’s pretty dang cool.


21 posted on 02/07/2012 6:54:55 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
They said it was a "ruling staff" symbolizing his power, yadda yadda. You know how archaeologists are. I say hockey player.

Here's the colossal head. Photobucket

22 posted on 02/07/2012 7:00:29 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

i want one of those for my flower bed!


23 posted on 02/07/2012 7:03:14 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

dang i KNEW it was Olmec, i should’ve said so. i just googled it and i was right! Olmecs were my fave. i love their heads.


24 posted on 02/07/2012 7:04:51 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

BTW aol had a list of colleges for the socially awkward, and CMU was like 5th. i LOLed, and said isn’t that the dang truth! ; )


25 posted on 02/07/2012 7:06:30 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

The heads and other carvings are from La Venta, in a musuem/park here. The pyramids are a Comalcalco. Interesting thing there is that these are built of brick, not stone, like the other pyramids in Mexico.


26 posted on 02/07/2012 7:27:46 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

It’s entirely possible to got to CMU and acquire no experience with the opposite sex whatsoever. The entire school was 3:1 male:female when I was there, and engineering was about 9:1.


27 posted on 02/07/2012 7:30:53 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

bet the odds are a bit better now.


28 posted on 02/07/2012 7:43:00 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
Apparently, Puerto Rico is a nidus for iguanas.
29 posted on 02/07/2012 8:13:09 AM PST by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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To: xsmommy

I wouldn’t. You’re still going to skew male in engineering and computer science. Especially at the tails of the distribution.


30 posted on 02/07/2012 8:14:10 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
The Commonwealth of Virginia has been the nidus of our Presidents.
The U.S. Military Academy has been the nidus of our Officer Corps.
The University of Chicago has been the nidus of socialist thought in the U.S.



Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

31 posted on 02/07/2012 8:37:57 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: SoothingDave

Guess it all depends on what kind of tails you are distributing.


32 posted on 02/07/2012 8:42:27 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: tioga

i’m afraid to hope that there are enough sentient Catholics who finally GET IT.


33 posted on 02/07/2012 8:48:36 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I hear you. I know many who will justify it, I can even guess what they will say.


34 posted on 02/07/2012 9:47:58 AM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy

I see what you did there. Clever. ;-)


35 posted on 02/07/2012 9:51:08 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

no fly specks on you, soother. you are sharp as a dang tack ; )


36 posted on 02/07/2012 10:11:45 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman

I smell a reality show. Iguana Hunters of San Juan. Or maybe Iguana Hunter Wives of San Juan.


37 posted on 02/07/2012 10:14:57 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

It was sunny for awhile this morning, but now it is cloudy again and 56-

Neat word, by the way-

The nidus of the insanity
That we witness every day
Originates in our congress
Where you must pay to play

And when the idiot-in-chief
Tells a church what it must do
His 15 minutes of fame are over-
So he should get out of office, too

And now, when I am shopping
I read what the labels say-
And if it has a little pink ribbon
My little wallet gets put away...


38 posted on 02/07/2012 10:57:17 AM 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

It was sunny for awhile this morning, but now it is cloudy again and 56-

Neat word, by the way-

The nidus of the insanity
That we witness every day
Originates in our congress
Where you must pay to play

And when the idiot-in-chief
Tells a church what it must do
His 15 minutes of fame are over-
So he should get out of office, too

And now, when I am shopping
I read what the labels say-
And if it has a little pink ribbon
My little wallet gets put away...


39 posted on 02/07/2012 11:03:00 AM 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

Oops! Sorry about that.


40 posted on 02/07/2012 11:04:48 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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