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Word for the Day, Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - Cynosure
FRee Dictionary ^ | Wednesday afternoon | FRiday's Sub

Posted on 07/25/2012 10:27:06 AM PDT by tioga


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”.

Cynosure

Noun

    1. An object that serves as a focal point of attention and admiration.
    2. Something that serves to guide.


Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence.

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


TOPICS: Word For The Day
KEYWORDS:
The cynosure this morning was not the Word for the Day classroom, as I got out of the house and had forgotten to leave the keys to the classroom with anyone. Apologies to students.
1 posted on 07/25/2012 10:27:16 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Gabz; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

103 Days till we throw the bum out! Sorry, we missed half a day today, but let’s make up for it!


2 posted on 07/25/2012 10:29:15 AM PDT by tioga ( ABO: Anybody. But. Obama. Coming in November, 2012.)
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To: tioga

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3 posted on 07/25/2012 10:34:35 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: tioga

And my air conditioner just died......pray for us. We might melt


4 posted on 07/25/2012 10:41:32 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: tioga

In the campaign ad madness
The ‘rats have given a try
To several choices of cynosure
But they continue to deny

The obvious lack of agreement
With each and every source-
Now, they fuel the foolishness
By maligning Romney’s horse

Here, there are lots of horses-
Their owners aren’t usually rich
Maybe Obama’s minions should find
Another reason to whine and bitch

If all my neighbors who own horses and other creatures with hooves were rich, I’d be living in one fine la-de-da neighborhood...


5 posted on 07/25/2012 11:03:56 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Oh, crap-I hope it is nothing big.


6 posted on 07/25/2012 11:06:34 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: tioga
Clearly the fourth ammendment is not a cynosure for the fedgov, and hasn't been for a very long time.
7 posted on 07/25/2012 11:07:51 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: Texan5

Me too - my husband is headed right now for a part - hopefully that takes care of it.


8 posted on 07/25/2012 11:09:23 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Oh, crap-I hope it is nothing big.


9 posted on 07/25/2012 11:16:11 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: tioga

The U.S.A., once the world’s cynosure
Had apple pie, Chevrolet, Dinah Shore
But the liberal sleaze
Has us rife with disease
I think, in November, we’ll find a cure


10 posted on 07/25/2012 11:55:30 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; xsmommy; tioga; SoothingDave; hobbes1
The mother of all uplifts by David Stockman. Click through for the whole thing. It is a long and depressing read/view. Very sobering but I do not recommend it without a drink.
11 posted on 07/25/2012 12:14:36 PM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: tioga

May I suggest the next “Word for the Day’’? Maunder.(v.i.) 1. To talk in a rambling, foolish or meaningless way. 2. to move, go, or act in an aimless, confused manner. “Obamas maundering speech left many to wonder as to what he was talking about’’.


12 posted on 07/25/2012 12:35:24 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Ohnooooooooo!


13 posted on 07/25/2012 3:12:02 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

A/C is over-rated. Just open a window.

Kidding. Just got back to the hotel and the maid must have left mine on. Good for her.


14 posted on 07/25/2012 3:23:25 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Central air? Wow, bad news.


15 posted on 07/25/2012 3:35:42 PM PDT by tioga ( ABO: Anybody. But. Obama. Coming in November, 2012.)
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To: Texan5

Now that’s a horse of a different color. A+++


16 posted on 07/25/2012 3:37:06 PM PDT by tioga ( ABO: Anybody. But. Obama. Coming in November, 2012.)
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To: NeoCaveman

I pity the poor gov agent assigned to research me on the internet bc I once claimed TEA Party membership. A+++


17 posted on 07/25/2012 3:43:07 PM PDT by tioga ( ABO: Anybody. But. Obama. Coming in November, 2012.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

For sure. A+++


18 posted on 07/25/2012 3:44:36 PM PDT by tioga ( ABO: Anybody. But. Obama. Coming in November, 2012.)
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To: jmacusa

It’s a repeat, but I will put it in my top ten and use it again. Thanks.


19 posted on 07/25/2012 3:49:47 PM PDT by tioga ( ABO: Anybody. But. Obama. Coming in November, 2012.)
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To: tioga; Texan5

The cynosure in these parts today was the 87th annual Cincoteague Pony Swim. I steered clear of there today, but have to go tomorrow and will be back on Friday to watch the return swim.


20 posted on 07/25/2012 4:01:32 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Gabz

Very cool. A+++


21 posted on 07/25/2012 4:14:10 PM PDT by tioga ( ABO: Anybody. But. Obama. Coming in November, 2012.)
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To: Gabz; tioga; Texan5
"the 87th annual Cincoteague Pony Swim"

Those poor beasts must be getting really old.

22 posted on 07/25/2012 4:38:16 PM PDT by NicknamedBob (The road less traveled is often hazardous that way.)
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To: NicknamedBob; tioga; Texan5
Those poor beasts must be getting really old.

Three separate times last week one or another of the stallions swam their mares and foals over to Chincoteague - of course they had to be rounded up and brought back over to Assateague!

23 posted on 07/25/2012 4:55:46 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Gabz

Kind of a “wash, rinse, and repeat”, eh?


24 posted on 07/25/2012 5:21:06 PM PDT by NicknamedBob (The road less traveled is often hazardous that way.)
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To: Gabz

Is “swam their mares” some sort of equestrian euphemism? ;-)


25 posted on 07/25/2012 5:25:28 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: NicknamedBob

LOL!!!


26 posted on 07/25/2012 5:33:35 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: SoothingDave; Gabz
"Is “swam their mares” some sort of equestrian euphemism?"

On these islands, you can not only lead a horse to water, you can also make it swim. But only if you're a stallion.

Give it a try if you want.

27 posted on 07/25/2012 5:43:13 PM PDT by NicknamedBob (The road less traveled is often hazardous that way.)
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To: SoothingDave

Not that I know of.........


28 posted on 07/25/2012 5:44:47 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: NicknamedBob; SoothingDave

I’m surrounded by comedians.............


29 posted on 07/25/2012 5:46:19 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Gabz; SoothingDave

As if that were a bad thing.


30 posted on 07/25/2012 6:48:38 PM PDT by NicknamedBob (The road less traveled is often hazardous that way.)
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To: Texan5

It took two trips to the ac supply store but it turned out to be the fan motor and my smart guy repaired it himself..... four hours without air conditioning but it was working by late afternoon. Thanks - I knew you would understand how bad it can get here in the summer.


31 posted on 07/26/2012 6:22:32 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: NeoCaveman

Yikes that was tough to read


32 posted on 07/26/2012 6:24:19 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: SoothingDave

Windows open? I don’t know that ours have ever been opened. ;^)


33 posted on 07/26/2012 6:25:18 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Hallelujah! You forget that I spent a summer in Houston in 1980 which had record breaking heat at that time. I was very concerned for you! We were there for a trial that summer and lived in the Allen parkway apts in river oaks.


34 posted on 07/26/2012 6:44:50 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Opening windows is such a PA thang. Honestly there may be 2-3 daysin early spring and late fall where that works otherwise tidies Zero to coolthehouse.i don’t believe in it !


35 posted on 07/26/2012 6:47:32 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; xsmommy; RikaStrom; tioga
No Thursday thread, huh?

Had 2 spicy chikin biskits for breakfast at Chick-Fil-A. Will be eating at Chick-Fil-A at least once a week for the rest of the year. August 1 is "Chick-Fil-A Day"...I expect they will be overwhelmed.

Let the Obamathugs in Chicago keep Mr. Cathy's store from opening there...it will only further drive up his business.

Scumbags.

36 posted on 07/26/2012 8:05:57 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper (Obamacare must die.)
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To: TheGrimReaper

Xsbaby and I stopped at the drive thru at theYulee, FL Chickfila yesterday just for diet lemonades bc I’m so incensed over this BS. We will def go on 8/1and probably several times in between. let them keep it up and it will drive the majority who support traditional marriage to go there daily!


37 posted on 07/26/2012 8:33:13 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TheGrimReaper; xsmommy

My daughter and I had chick fil-A yesterday at the mall. We eat there often, but it is usually so crowded - and it still will be here. Hopefully some who pass it by because of the crowds will stop and eat there so they don’t lose a single penny over this.


38 posted on 07/27/2012 7:09:09 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Xshub predicts colleges will prob be pressuredby protests to close them on campuses. Pretty sure UVA will bc they def have one.


39 posted on 07/27/2012 7:35:24 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

And I’ve thought ahead to my ofc holiday party and imgoing to bring a platter just to explode a few heads.


40 posted on 07/27/2012 7:37:40 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I think it is a First Amendment issue - and I love the idea of you taking a platter of nuggets!


41 posted on 07/27/2012 7:43:57 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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