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Word For The Day, Thursday, August 9, 2012 - nubilous
dictionaries ad nauseam | 9 August 2012 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 08/09/2012 6:01:13 AM PDT 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".

nubilous \NOO-buh-luhs\, adjective
1. Cloudy or foggy.
2. Obscure or vague; indefinite..

Example sentences:
...trunks as thick as whisky casks and bark like rough-out leather, tower overhead so that the path between them is sheltered from the sun, creating a nubilous atmosphere, soft and pungent with resins, while soft brown needles cushion one's tread.
-- Michael Petracca, Captain Zzyzx

The sky above, dark and nubilous, parted like torn, plump bread and under a sun absorbent and intense, the water began to recede over low bridges. The storm was ending.
-- Elizabeth Léonie Simpson, Stranger From Home

Etymology:
Nubilous comes from the Latin root nūb meaning "cloud."

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 08/09/2012 6:01:18 AM PDT 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 08/09/2012 6:02:12 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

can’t shine if it’s nubilous!


3 posted on 08/09/2012 6:03:14 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
The rancher remarked to his son, "That nubilous having his way with every cow in the herd."
4 posted on 08/09/2012 6:05:11 AM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: xsmommy
A for you!
5 posted on 08/09/2012 6:05:28 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Hoodat
A for you and welcome to WFTD!
6 posted on 08/09/2012 6:06:25 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Now that I am no longer a n00b, my posts are less nubilous.


7 posted on 08/09/2012 6:07:33 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: secret garden
Mitt's Veep pick is still nubilous. Don't want Tpaw, Portman or Jindal, but would be ok with Rubio, Ryan or McDonnell. It's getting on time to take out the brass knuckles.
8 posted on 08/09/2012 6:16:57 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
The nubilous musings of president noob never fail to astound.
9 posted on 08/09/2012 6:22:35 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: secret garden; xsmommy

The CA clan missed their flight last night, got up this morning to head to the airport and found the text. 7 hours late. The letdown is killing me. I am losing a day with them.


10 posted on 08/09/2012 6:22:42 AM PDT by tioga
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To: secret garden


11 posted on 08/09/2012 6:30:20 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: xsmommy

Brass Knuckles = a Rubio or Ryan.


12 posted on 08/09/2012 6:31:55 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

They will be here soon enough, don’t let the disappointment get you down. Your chicks are headed for your nest!


13 posted on 08/09/2012 6:33:15 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

O’s history: nebulous, nubilous
Says Mitt’s hiding secrets: ridiculous
And where is his answer
On false ad, re: cancer?
He’s shameless, disgraceful, unscrupulous


14 posted on 08/09/2012 6:33:54 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)
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To: left that other site
A for you!
15 posted on 08/09/2012 6:37:16 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NeoCaveman
Satan chuckles. Seriously, Catholics should take what a KENNEDY says about Catholic religion as gospel? I don't give a dang what anyone's beliefs are, they are entitled to them, but DAMMIT, do NOT try to tell me what the CHURCH's beliefs are as seen through the prism of your own leftwing ideology. Drives me insane.
16 posted on 08/09/2012 6:37:25 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

Some say that Dear Reader is nubilous
To others, knowingly unscrupulous.
But whichever you choose
We’ve got so much to lose-
With him, our survival is dubious…


17 posted on 08/09/2012 6:41:35 AM PDT by mikrofon (NObama '12)
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To: NeoCaveman
A+ for you!
18 posted on 08/09/2012 6:41:43 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Nubilous. hmm... So similar to nebulous. Why do we need two words?


19 posted on 08/09/2012 6:41:44 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: secret garden

I prefer to use the term “nebulous” more than “nubulous.”


20 posted on 08/09/2012 6:41:56 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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To: xsmommy

No hurry. The left will demonize whichever pick he makes anyway. A+.


21 posted on 08/09/2012 6:43:00 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NeoCaveman
WOW. he makes it all sound so....possible....
22 posted on 08/09/2012 6:43:59 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

Sounds like a word Spicoli would have used in Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

“Dude, these fish tacos are totally nubilous!”


23 posted on 08/09/2012 6:58:30 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: secret garden; xsmommy

We can’t nominate Rubio as VP until the Supreme Court clears up the nubilous definition of “natural born citizen”.

I am reluctantly backing Ryan. Reluctant, only because a VP nomination would take him out of the House. But, pperhaps that is the sacrifice we have to make to add excitement to the Romney campaign.


24 posted on 08/09/2012 7:30:20 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: xsmommy

Didn’t she lose re-election in a landslide?


25 posted on 08/09/2012 7:33:41 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

the NBC BS is ridiculous and not taken seriously outside of a few nutters on FR. Has Mark Levin expressed any concerns about Rubio in that regard? i think not. Rubio’s financial snafus are of far greater concern, and even those aren’t fatal.


26 posted on 08/09/2012 7:49:33 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: afraidfortherepublic; ConorMacNessa

conor is a MD resident and could speak to that better than i, but i am pretty sure you are right. she’s brainless and if she were just speaking on behalf of herself, i wouldn’t even comment, but the fact that she’s trying to haul Catholics into her heresy just fries my behind.


27 posted on 08/09/2012 7:51:18 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Oreilly referenced Spicoli on the Factor last night, pretty funny.


28 posted on 08/09/2012 7:52:20 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I agree completely! How about her philandering brother’s claim (published yesterday) that his late wife, Mary, called him the night before she offed herself and said, “Everything is my fault.” (Or words to that effect.)


29 posted on 08/09/2012 7:54:11 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: xsmommy; afraidfortherepublic

The SCOTUS seems to clearly defer these types of issues to the political process.


30 posted on 08/09/2012 7:54:43 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: afraidfortherepublic

the family as a whole has no conscience, else they would not be able to walk outside of the house and look any one in the eye, let alone opine on religion, given their shameful history.


31 posted on 08/09/2012 7:59:05 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I don’t agree with you on the NBC issue. If you read all of the case law, Obama is NOT eligible by reason that his father was never a citizen, unless his father is somebody different than he claims. By the same reasoning, Rubio is not eligible either.

At that point any comparisons between Rubio and Obama diverge, because there are no other comparisons.


32 posted on 08/09/2012 7:59:33 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: SoothingDave

any legal type i have ever even broached the subject to rolls their eyes and laughs, but the constitutional “scholars” on FR claim to know better and think it’s ironclad. oh well.


33 posted on 08/09/2012 8:00:33 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Again, far greater legal minds than i— Levin, Ingraham, Coulter [they are far greater legal minds than i, and hence far greater legal minds than any LAYPERSON on FR] do not appear to find this an impediment. i have real problems with lay people opining on legal precedent.


34 posted on 08/09/2012 8:03:02 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

But it is a Constitutional issue, not an electoral issue. Congress should really initiate a Constitutional Amendment and let it work its way through Congress and the States to decide this once and for all. Allowing this indecision to eat away at the confidence of the citizenry in the government is unconscionable. Clearly the Dems were worried about it in 2007, or else they wouldn’t have passed a resolution proclaiming McCain a NBC.


35 posted on 08/09/2012 8:05:25 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Whose Congress? Our Congress?

The way I see it one is either born a citizen or one is naturalized. If you were never anything other than a citizen, then you are eligible for the Presidency.


36 posted on 08/09/2012 8:38:00 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: ladyjane

Why do people say irregardless?


37 posted on 08/09/2012 8:43:15 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: JoeProBono

A+ for you!


38 posted on 08/09/2012 8:46:26 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Well done. A+ for you. I had no power this morning and then lost internet and cable until 10 minutes ago. I don’t want to miss the womens soccer game today.


39 posted on 08/09/2012 8:47:57 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy; afraidfortherepublic
KKT had been Glendening's Lt. Governor - stood for governor in 2002 against Bob Ehrlich, losing by a healthy margin. (51.55% to 47.68%) The reason she lost the election in such a blue state is that she was a shrill, shrieking harridan.  



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem 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)

40 posted on 08/09/2012 8:53:57 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: secret garden

And why do people say can when they really mean the word may?

Why do people say jealous when they really mean envious?

Why do some people misspell the word Syracuse and mispronounce the word corpsman?


41 posted on 08/09/2012 9:02:48 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: secret garden
Nubilous..Nubilous comes from the Latin root nūb meaning "cloud." That seems right enough. When the Ganns brothers of Ganns Auto Towing and Facial Massage, towed a couch home there was a cloud of couch following the tow truck and only a wore down nub of the couch arrived. It was nubilous!
42 posted on 08/09/2012 9:08:27 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: xsmommy

Matthew 23:28.


43 posted on 08/09/2012 9:09:37 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: mikrofon

Exactly right. A+ for you.


44 posted on 08/09/2012 9:10:49 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Silentgypsy

I think you meant nubilous. That’s the beauty of language. So many choices.


45 posted on 08/09/2012 9:15:41 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

It does sound like surfer speak. A for you and welcome to WFTD!


46 posted on 08/09/2012 9:17:01 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

maybe i am wrong, but think of nebulous as meaning vague and unformed, just kind of floating around loose; but nubilous makes me think of something formed but just clouded over, vague because you can’t see it clearly for the clouds.


47 posted on 08/09/2012 9:18:54 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: ladyjane
Why do they say affect when they mean effect?
We can do this ALL DAY! ;)
48 posted on 08/09/2012 9:19:56 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: count-your-change

You always bring the fresh view. A for you!


49 posted on 08/09/2012 9:21:49 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy
You are not wrong.
I am going to take on the persona of Henry the Indian from Longmire and refrain from using contractions. I love Lou in that role.
50 posted on 08/09/2012 9:24:49 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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