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Word For The Day, Thursday, February 28, 2013 paraph
dictionaries ad nauseam | 28 February 2013 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 02/28/2013 4:50:56 AM PST 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".

paraph \PAR-uhf\, noun
a flourish made after a signature, as in a document, originally as a precaution against forgery.

Example sentences:
The manuscript's most tantalizing feature is a scribal paraph with the initials IB at the end of Certain sonnets...
-- H. R. Woudhuysen, Sir Philip Sidney and the Circulation of Manuscriptsa

His worried expression, however, was not just a mask for the moment. Of late, it had become his most distinctive feature, his peculiar paraph.
-- Ken Anderson, The Statue Of Pan

The paraph is only a schematic and marginal countersignature, a fragment of signature; indeed, who can claim to decipher a whole signature?
-- Jacques Derrida, Mémoires

Etymology:
Though early incarnations of paraph appear in Italian, Middle French, and Middle English, its earliest origins are Greek with para-meaning "beside" and the final -ph resulting from graphos, referring to text.root alloquī address."

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
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 02/28/2013 4:51:02 AM PST 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 02/28/2013 4:51:54 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

The paraph of many obama speeches is the haughty, Mussolini-like chin-in-the-air.


3 posted on 02/28/2013 5:05:19 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: left that other site
A for you!
4 posted on 02/28/2013 5:23:12 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Too early for a paraph, but “Good Morning” anyhow. We had 14” of snow in the last 2 days. Haven’t looked outside yet. It took us nearly a half hour to drive about 10 miles last night because the glare ice had several cars off the road, including police cars. Once someone stopped because of the traffic impediments, some of them could not get re-started. I truly thought the guy ahead of us was going to slide sideways into our car.

The police did not seem to be helping anyone except themselves. I have NEVER (in 30 years) seen the roads around here like this. Usually there is enough salt down to avoid situations like this.

I was so tired by the time I got home that I missed the ending of White Collar AGAIN!


5 posted on 02/28/2013 5:31:09 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden

6 posted on 02/28/2013 5:35:58 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: secret garden

I thought the Paraphim were right between the Seraphim and the Dominions.


7 posted on 02/28/2013 5:38:44 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: afraidfortherepublic
I'm not sure I like Callie from CSI Miami on there. I think she's on Pratt's payroll. No other spoilers from me.
8 posted on 02/28/2013 5:42:15 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Just the example I had in mind. A+ for you!
9 posted on 02/28/2013 5:44:19 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

I think it’s the sound a skater makes. My team was whipped and hung out to dry in Anaheim last night.


10 posted on 02/28/2013 5:46:14 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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I think it’s the sound a skater makes. My team was whipped and hung out to dry in Anaheim last night. A for you


11 posted on 02/28/2013 5:46:25 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Ignore that. Accidentally hit POST too soon.


12 posted on 02/28/2013 5:47:26 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
Hard to do my usual paraph on my signature when signing electronically. Not quite the same as pen to paper.

Going to be out and about all morning.....one of the kiddies is sick today and I have a FREE day the day after our tax returns hit our account. Whoooppppiiiiieee.......

13 posted on 02/28/2013 5:47:26 AM PST by tioga
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To: secret garden

Is Callie the new boss? If so, I’m certain she’s on Pratt’s payroll.

I loved Mozzie’s ice cream venture. nd Neal! He’s so talented that he could make a fortune legally with his art works. But, I guess, that is too much like work. LOL.

I’m going to watch the whole thing Sat. morning when I can stay awake.


14 posted on 02/28/2013 5:48:51 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden

we watched the Caps-Flyers game with our fave Flyer fan last night. He left happy.


15 posted on 02/28/2013 5:48:51 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: tioga

A for you. Don’t you know the idea is NOT to loan the govt money for a year, interest-free?


16 posted on 02/28/2013 5:49:59 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

I love Paraph in the Phringtime
I love Paraph in the Phall


17 posted on 02/28/2013 5:50:17 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

God bless John Hancock.

True courage.

He, and everyone else who signed that day, signed their death warrant.

Good thing we won.


18 posted on 02/28/2013 5:51:11 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

She is. I thought the audio was off for the outdoor scenes. Neal’s voice was a different pitch. No one else in the family heard it and they’re musicians!


19 posted on 02/28/2013 5:56:53 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Oh no, now I’m going to have The Producers earworms in my head!


20 posted on 02/28/2013 5:59:24 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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