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Word for the Day, FRiday, August 31, 2012 - Slake
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Posted on 08/31/2012 4:38:10 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”.

Slake

    1. To satisfy (a craving); quench: slaked her thirst.
    2. To lessen the force or activity of; moderate: slaking his anger.
    3. To cool or refresh by wetting or moistening.
    4. To combine (lime) chemically with water or moist air.


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


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Mitt Romney slaked the Republican's thirst for a rousing convention. I didn't think it would get that good, but it kept getting better all week. Excellent! Even Clint. I cannot believe the way the MSM has dissed Republican women, minorities and elderly. Unbelievably petty of them.
1 posted on 08/31/2012 4:38:13 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Gabz; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

Rise and Shine! Only 66 more days until we throw the bum out for good!

Awesome convention! I enjoyed every minute of it. What was your favorite part?


2 posted on 08/31/2012 4:44:00 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga
"As I awoke in the early morning,
To slake my thirst, it was my need,
I tried to rise but I was nae able,
Nancy Whiskey had me by the knees!"



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)

3 posted on 08/31/2012 4:44:18 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: tioga

I must slake my thirst for knowledge on something other than the MSM!


4 posted on 08/31/2012 4:50:06 AM PDT by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: tioga
Awesome indeed! An embarrassment of riches. It's hard for me to come up with a favorite part - but Paul Ryan is way up there - Ann Romney, too! Magnificent products of functional traditional families who have coped with and overcome great adversity. The Lefties are absolutely apoplectic and I'm loving it!



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)

5 posted on 08/31/2012 4:50:15 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: ConorMacNessa

Were you playing drinking games during the convention? LOL A++


6 posted on 08/31/2012 4:51:11 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Panzerlied

A++ Depend on the MSM and you are effectively neutered.


7 posted on 08/31/2012 4:53:10 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

I like this word. It brings back some good memories of young love.


8 posted on 08/31/2012 4:57:39 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: tioga
LOL! No, that song is so deeply ingrained in me that it just naturally came out. As it happens I'm an aficionado of that delightful concoction known as Single Malt Scotch. Unfortunately, in the dismal economic swamp caused by the misbegotten policies of the Obama Regime, I am having difficulty justifying the cost of same. Yet another reason to throw the b@$t@**s out!



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)

9 posted on 08/31/2012 4:57:52 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: SoothingDave
..........stark differences.
10 posted on 08/31/2012 5:01:26 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga
And so I always bear the cup
If, haply, mine may be the drop
Some pilgrim thirst to slake --

If, haply, any say to me
"Unto the little, unto me,"
When I at last awake.

A little Emily Dickinson to start the day, after an emotional night.
11 posted on 08/31/2012 5:03:56 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga
Andrea needs a clue:

    Andrea Mitchell ‏@mitchellreports Leaving Tampa for DC join us 1p #mitchellreports by then I'll have figured out the empty chair

I doubt she can if she hasn't figured out the empty suit after 4yrs.
12 posted on 08/31/2012 5:04:25 AM PDT by tioga
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To: secret garden

A++ What a night! Loved it all. Not disappointed one tiny little bit.


13 posted on 08/31/2012 5:05:47 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

Slake
1. To satisfy (a craving); quench: slaked her thirst.

Sure, like a milk slake. Just mix ice cream and whiskey and it’s just the same as that store bought Bellies Irish Cream.

It’s called Bellies cause if you drink enough it will be leaving your belly right quick like. Yep, just that way you’re thinking.

There’s also a rock called slake but I think that’s just by people getting stoned on Bellies.


14 posted on 08/31/2012 5:06:19 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: count-your-change

Somehow Irish cream works mixing alcohol and dairy products in a way that drinking a 6 pack and then having a Burger King milkshake doesn’t.


15 posted on 08/31/2012 5:11:54 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: count-your-change

LOL A++


16 posted on 08/31/2012 5:14:19 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga; xsmommy

Did you see the delegate from Yinzervania last night? Penguins game jersey and a black fireman’s hat with a Steeler logo on the front.


17 posted on 08/31/2012 5:28:18 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Missed that. I just saw Juan Williams on F&F with nothing bad to say about the RNC. Wow. Now I am speechless. Well...not really.


18 posted on 08/31/2012 5:30:04 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

Red meat, the right craves when we wake
But hunger, the Convention did slake
Obama, the boaster
Nailed by Paul Ryan’s “poster”
The line that I thought took the cake


19 posted on 08/31/2012 5:33:17 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms.)
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To: SoothingDave

Saw an oddball in a firemans hat but didn’t identify the jersey/steelers logo. Why do people feel compelled to be a spectacle?


20 posted on 08/31/2012 5:37:31 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Great line AND it spawned a camPaign ad!


21 posted on 08/31/2012 5:38:54 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Excellent! A+++


22 posted on 08/31/2012 5:41:00 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy

Where else are you going to get the chance to do so? Let’s Make a Deal is off the air.


23 posted on 08/31/2012 5:41:52 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

those elephant hats were over the top. can’t imagine being seen on TV in one.


24 posted on 08/31/2012 5:44:13 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

Disney? Vacation?


25 posted on 08/31/2012 5:50:00 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

Tag line test.


26 posted on 08/31/2012 5:52:32 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: tioga

That is a magnificent graphic, Tioga, and it has slaked my morning thirst for inspiration! :-)


27 posted on 08/31/2012 6:01:17 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: left that other site

BIG message to women. You can have a family and a career. It’s not necessary to get gov mandated bc. A++


28 posted on 08/31/2012 6:05:39 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: tioga

Many of the most DYNAMIC and Exciting Conservative leaders are WOMEN, who have families and careers. It flies in the face of left-wing rhetoric.

That’s why they are the targets of incredible, unacceptable ABUSE from the left.


29 posted on 08/31/2012 6:10:16 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: tioga

“empty suit”...well done ti!


30 posted on 08/31/2012 6:19:55 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: left that other site

Explains why they save a special vile abuse for Sarah Palin who is all that and the mother of a Down’s baby. She was supposed to place him on the altar of abortion. Praise God she is wiser than that.


31 posted on 08/31/2012 6:26:47 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: SoothingDave

There’s a fundamental difference between beer and Irish whiskey: Beer is to quench the thirst but Irish whiskey is just for pleasure.


32 posted on 08/31/2012 7:29:40 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: tioga

The obviously overheated, red-faced man quickly ran by me, rapidly discarding clothes as he went. Nearly naked, he then jumped into a large, nearby body of fresh water. When I asked him what was going on, he replied-

” ‘slake...”


33 posted on 08/31/2012 7:30:46 AM PDT by mikrofon (TGIF&TWE)
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To: tioga

I just read a comment by Ari Fleischer that the same people complaining about not enough specifics from Romney were content with ‘hope’ and ‘change’ last time around. End of argument.


34 posted on 08/31/2012 7:39:02 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

I said the same to my husband last night when (while driving back to the hotel) we heard somebody on Sirius Radio (Fox NC) complain that Romney did not reveal enough about himself, or Bain, or his role in the LDS church in his speech.

Good grief! We know/knew NOTHING about the Won even after 4 years in office!


35 posted on 08/31/2012 8:10:02 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

And I cried hearing about how he has helped families with sick and dying children. obama/biden cannot compete with genuine goodness. They couldn’t fabricate anything close to what we heard last night but I’m sure they’re furiously trying to dig up something about their self-absorbed egoists.


36 posted on 08/31/2012 8:35:49 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy
In anticipation of going to a family wedding next week in Pittsburgh, my daughter picked up a talking doll from yappinyinzers.com. Push the "0" on the uniform.
37 posted on 08/31/2012 8:53:29 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms.)
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To: tioga
The only way the Obummer minions will ever become slake in their centuries old goal, is when we live in a world where everything is free but us and "they", and only they, are in control of it all.

We must be always vigilant until the ideology that drives their desires has become extinct and washed completely away from our lives for all time.

38 posted on 08/31/2012 8:55:50 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: SoothingDave
i am not a big fan of making a spectacle of myself. Just got back from the vet with the two pooches. Apparently Jules needs to cut back on the snacks. he's 23.4 lbs! the Vet wrote on his sheet: "a sweet handsome boy. Needs to lose a few pounds." Chan is a petite 16.2 lbs, so he is one and a half Chans in size! They are both fagged out from all the excitement now. it's always a huge brouhaha going to the vet because they get all kinds of attention and get to see other dogs etc. I had to update their shots. Jules got rabies and distemper. They are both allergic to the lepto so i never bother with that one. xsbaby just went over and asked our neighbor if he wanted Romney yard sign. he was excited to get it and also wants her to get him a Perkins one, Perkins is running against Gerry Connolly, Our leftist scumbag rep. Chris Perkins is retired military.
39 posted on 08/31/2012 8:57:23 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga
The first one....Clean and Articulate.

The second one.....Absolutely Clueless

40 posted on 08/31/2012 8:57:28 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

oh i am very familiar with the yappin yinzers! What area of the Burgh is the wedding to be? I love Oakland in the fall, bc it reminds me of going back to college. i always love going back there to visit.


41 posted on 08/31/2012 8:59:04 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

i bawled my head off last night hearing all of those stories. There is no doubt in the world that Romney is a good man. Since Dems do everything for the photo op, they cannot conceive of someone being genuinely good and caring as a way of life and not wanting credit for it.


42 posted on 08/31/2012 9:03:16 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

Yes indeed.


43 posted on 08/31/2012 9:19:03 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: secret garden

I got misty about that too. I can’t imagine how gut wrenching it would be to have a 14 year old ask for help in writing a will. A lot of adults would just avoid that situation, but Romney stepped up to the plate. The tears are welling up again, just writing about it.

Just wait until the Dem talking heads get hold of this story. They will say nasty things like, “Those people were probably members of the LDS — not ordinary people. Romney wouldn’t help ordinary people...” Or some, such tripe!

Check out my new tag line, borrowed from another FReeper — Kenyon.


44 posted on 08/31/2012 9:22:25 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

We had Eastwood, they have a heroin addict and a 30 yo law school grad who wants everyone to pay her way.


45 posted on 08/31/2012 9:31:13 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Our dog was around 30 lbs, so he needs a little diet, too. Only 3/4 cup of food and limit the snacks.


46 posted on 08/31/2012 9:44:06 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: tioga

I think it is funny that so many are so dumb that they don’t realize that Eastwood’s turn on the stage was mostly a comedy routine with political overtones, lampooning some of the characters he has played, among others.

I wonder if Obama’s minions
Are wishing they had thought
A bit longer on the short list
Of speakers they have bought

Those vapid Hollywood liberals
Babble hysterically and slake
The demand for bread and circuses
Without a coherent sentence break

The object of their theatrics-
The phony sympathy and rages
Is to keep the liberal plantation
Operating off the media’s pages


47 posted on 08/31/2012 9:49:57 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: Texan5

He should have played up Dirty Harry saying “I can’t remember if it was 15 trillion or 16 trillion..”


48 posted on 08/31/2012 9:59:28 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

I think he was trying not to do too much of his Dirty Harry persona to avoid a trigger happy image-silly, but you know how easily some get their panties in a twist...


49 posted on 08/31/2012 10:03:52 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
It's going to take a lot to slake the DUmmies, they already know they have lost.
50 posted on 08/31/2012 11:25:11 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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