Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Tuesday March 20, 2012 - First day of spring
Posted on 03/20/2012 5:01:02 AM PDT by SoothingDave
Word For The Day, Tuesday, March 20, 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".
quincunx [kwing-kuhngks, kwin-]
-n, pl -tus, -tus·es
1. an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.
2. Botany an overlapping arrangement of five petals or leaves, in which two are interior, two are exterior, and one is partly interior and partly exterior.
[164050; < Latin: five twelfths ( quinc-, variant of quīnque- quinque- + uncia twelfth; see ounce1 ); originally a Roman coin worth five twelfths of an as and marked with a quincunx of spots ]
Rise and shine on this vernal equinox.
When my husband died a year ago, I asked that trees be planted in Israel.
Several people on FR arranged for the JNF to plant a Quincunx of trees in his memory.
True story...little groups of five.
Rise and shine on this vernal equinox.
I remember when Malkin defected, basically. Ran away from his team to join the NHL.
There are plenty of mixed feelings with Radulov. Because if I was a 21 year old, in a foreign country, homesick, and someone waved a big bag of money under my nose and told me I could come home and be a star, I’m not sure what I would do.
I think I understand this quincunx. You have your first base, second base, third and then home base with a pitcher in the middle more or less. There it is. Quincunx. Kinda offish spelling but we always used x’s too when we weren’t real clear on the right spelling.
This quincunx could also be like those teaching blocks they use over at the high school too except they go all the way to ten.
And if you only have 2 trees, it’s a twincunx.
leave it to you to pick something filthy ; )
It’s about trees, man.
That’s the noise my old Honda used to make when it was idling.
Twincunx? Two guys from Canada that look alike?
I like your example of the definition the best!
Thanks, I try. Beautiful day here.....will be a nice week, like summer is already here. I figure that means snow for us soon.
Thanks to Pirates owner Bob Nutting, the Baldwin girls softball team will get to compete in a tournament in South Carolina even after the airline they planned to use folded abruptly last week.
Read more: Nutting’s offer saves Baldwin girls’ softball trip - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/s_787294.html#ixzz1pfyUKsyX
This was a no-brainer for the Pirates’ owner. Good for him.
Well, thank heavens Rush only called Miz Fluke a slut and not a slut times five!
Wait a minute, what did this word mean, again?
You two and your dirty minds!
Ha! I swear I did not read the thread before posting!
and that’s precisely why you chose it. Must be a BURGH thang... ; )
It’s be an awesome name for a metal band.
Nothing quite warms the cockles of my heart like when I arrange a meeting, send out invitations, and then the room I reserved sends me an email to accept my invitation.
Wow, did it rain last night-4 inches here, and more upriver where it is most needed...
When congress talks about reform
They ought to keep it little-
With one idea on each corner
And another one in the middle
That quincunx might be easier
For all the sheeple to believe
Thereby making the spending cuts
Much less onerous to achieve
Ryan has a thankless job
He’s constantly dodging rocks-
Still, he keeps on shouting
Because he’s dumb as a fox...
Anyone see the new commercial with Obama throwing the old lady off the cliff when she wanted a pacemaker? OMG PERFECT!
well if the room weren’t included it might be awkward....
no, but i saw the Obama’s War on Women one and that was good.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.