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Word for the Day, Monday, November 26-- tantivy
11/26/12 | xs

Posted on 11/26/2012 6:06:41 AM PST by xsmommy

Word For The Day, Monday, 11/26/12

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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".

tantivy

— adv 1. at full speed; rapidly

— n , -tivies 2. a hunting cry, esp at full gallop

— interj 3. a hunting cry, esp at full gallop

[C17: perhaps imitative of galloping hooves]

Etymology: Origin: 1635–45; origin uncertain

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....




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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

Here is my example with WFTD.

The Muslims ride tantivy towards a Caliphate. Glenn told us they would.

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

No pushing at the door please!

1 posted on 11/26/2012 6:06:44 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; TruthShallSetYouFree; ...

good morning.


2 posted on 11/26/2012 6:07:43 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Do I have a tantivy reply?


3 posted on 11/26/2012 6:09:51 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: xsmommy

Conservatives should have a catchy tantivy to cancel out the left’s mantras.


4 posted on 11/26/2012 6:12:17 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

dang - I didn’t use the word right....


5 posted on 11/26/2012 6:14:04 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

go back to your seat and try again... ; )


6 posted on 11/26/2012 6:26:02 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: left that other site
i am not 100% positive and i am continuing to research but i think the hunting cry is the word itself-- TANTIVY!With a hey, ho, chivy / Hark forward, hark forward, tantivy”. ~~~John O’Keefe
7 posted on 11/26/2012 6:29:51 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Washington rides tantivy towards the fiscal cliff.


8 posted on 11/26/2012 6:30:40 AM PST by Scutter
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To: Scutter

excellent example! A+++


9 posted on 11/26/2012 6:32:45 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Hegewisch Dupa
you cannot tell me we are not living in the final days with crap like this going on.
10 posted on 11/26/2012 6:33:43 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Yale and Harvard have way too much constantivy.


11 posted on 11/26/2012 6:40:02 AM PST by SAJ (What is the next tagline some overweening mod will censor?)
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To: SAJ

i don’t think that word means what you think it means.../princess bride ; ) A+++


12 posted on 11/26/2012 6:43:26 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I’m never surprised by how stupid some Hollywood clown acts. What totally bums me out is all the sickos applauding and yelping over the weirdness.


13 posted on 11/26/2012 6:44:22 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: xsmommy
Well, as we're quoting things about words:

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'...there's glory for you', remarked Humpty Dumpty.

'I don't know what you mean by "glory,"' Alice said.

Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. 'Of course you don't--till I tell you. I meant "there's a nice knock-down argument for you!"'

'But "glory" doesn't mean "a nice knock-down argument,"' Alice objected.

'When *I* use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean--neither more nor less.'

'The question is,' said Alice, 'whether you CAN make words mean so many different things.'

'The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, 'which is to be master--that's all.'

--- Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll), "Through the Looking-Glass", ch. 5

;^)

14 posted on 11/26/2012 6:55:37 AM PST by SAJ (What is the next tagline some overweening mod will censor?)
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To: SAJ

well Obama is definitely Master and we have been through the lookingglass for some time. i am still not over the election. may never be.


15 posted on 11/26/2012 6:56:49 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

i have never been this depressed over an election ever.


16 posted on 11/26/2012 6:58:52 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

tantivy

While allowing for tantivy to mean doing something quick I’d guess it’s related to the question, “Is that ivy?” and the answer, “No, thets kudzu, taint ivy.”
So tantivy is just taintivy with one of its eyes put out.


17 posted on 11/26/2012 7:00:02 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: xsmommy

Right there with ya, XS


18 posted on 11/26/2012 7:00:08 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: count-your-change

You might get taint ivy if you run out of toilet paper while camping.


19 posted on 11/26/2012 7:03:16 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Definition 3 is an interjection. So, yes, the cry is “tantivy!”


20 posted on 11/26/2012 7:04:32 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Take some solace in the old adage, “Time wounds all heels.”


21 posted on 11/26/2012 7:04:36 AM PST by SAJ (What is the next tagline some overweening mod will censor?)
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To: count-your-change; SoothingDave

someone was copying from someone else’s paper here, and i think there must be punishment.... ; )


22 posted on 11/26/2012 7:05:08 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

23 posted on 11/26/2012 7:07:34 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Hegewisch Dupa; xsmommy

Hey, it was a good run. Nothing to be ashamed of. Western civilzation just sort of ran its course. Not unlike the Roman Empire, you can’t keep these things going forever.


24 posted on 11/26/2012 7:08:02 AM PST by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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To: SoothingDave

You talking ‘bout Potty Rotty?


25 posted on 11/26/2012 7:11:18 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: NeoCaveman
well end times and all. All over in less than a month, if things go right.... LOL!
26 posted on 11/26/2012 7:11:34 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

If you think that’s copying, you are mistaken.


27 posted on 11/26/2012 7:14:30 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

That is so not the official spanking picture


28 posted on 11/26/2012 7:15:21 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

Mr. Spanky is MIA~! i know, it’s a terrible loss!


29 posted on 11/26/2012 7:17:36 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

it’s not EXACT copying, but it’s sufficiently similar to show a collaboration you pedantic jagO !


30 posted on 11/26/2012 7:18:45 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Whup’em good, ma, whup’em good!


31 posted on 11/26/2012 7:21:13 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: count-your-change

you’re next, young man, don’t be so enthused!


32 posted on 11/26/2012 7:22:51 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I was riffing off of his.


33 posted on 11/26/2012 7:24:11 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

yeah well i will be riffing off your behind with the switch ; )


34 posted on 11/26/2012 7:27:39 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Tantivy towards destruction we are headed.
35 posted on 11/26/2012 7:29:16 AM PST by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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To: xsmommy

I was sort of going by the 2nd definition...but it is really hard to use it in a sentence if the word is the cry itself. I haven’t done much hunting at a full gallop though, so what do i know? LOL!


36 posted on 11/26/2012 7:33:50 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: NeoCaveman

A+ to you i will give.


37 posted on 11/26/2012 7:38:43 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Thanks for not deducting.

It started a fragment and from there I went with the yoda-like syntax

:)


38 posted on 11/26/2012 7:42:03 AM PST by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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To: NeoCaveman

Why so gloomy after beating the Steelers?

If we had limited the turnovers to 7, we might have won.


39 posted on 11/26/2012 7:42:53 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

“Forward!” is Obama’s tantivy
As he takes all our riches to divvy
To each— what they need
From rich—with due speed
Just leave us a shack and a privy


40 posted on 11/26/2012 7:45:30 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: SoothingDave

I’m not gloomy.

Everyone else just suffers from ragin normalcy bias.


41 posted on 11/26/2012 7:49:40 AM PST by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

A++++ you home from Texas yet truthy?


42 posted on 11/26/2012 7:52:24 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
tasty hockey scraps. they crack me the heck up.
43 posted on 11/26/2012 7:53:09 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: hobbes1; secret garden; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

well i hope that no one is dieting after Tgiving, because we have three birthdays this week, and there will be cakes.


44 posted on 11/26/2012 7:55:57 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: left that other site

What, do you hunt at a trot?


45 posted on 11/26/2012 7:57:34 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

I hunt on foot!

So a tantivy would be out of the question, as I must be vewy vewy qwiet!


46 posted on 11/26/2012 8:05:19 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: left that other site
omigosh, i found your pic!


47 posted on 11/26/2012 8:19:06 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Still in Dallas area. Weather is fabulous. There is a 55 and older retirement community that is a mile and a half from Truth’sOldestSon’s house. I’ve been getting a little pressure from him to check it out, which has forced me into declaring that I love New Jersey— for the brutal winters, traffic, and high taxes. Pretty soon, I’m going to have to hire Jay Carney to lie for me. We return on Wednesday.


48 posted on 11/26/2012 8:21:45 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

OMG i would LOVE to move to Dallas! you guys should do it! and if it secedes, all the better!


49 posted on 11/26/2012 8:31:21 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

We are enjoying the weather too. Our daughter and her husband recently adopted a rescued dog so they are getting to enjoy the great outdoors more than they have in the past. lol They keep commenting on how nice it is to have warm days, cool nights and very little wind.


50 posted on 11/26/2012 8:36:44 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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