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Word For The Day, Wednesday, March 27, 2013-- tractable

Posted on 03/27/2013 5:20:43 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree

Word For The Day, Wednesday, March 27, 2013-- tractable

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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".

tractable [trak-tuh-buh l]

hear it pronounced

adjective

1. easily managed or controlled; docile; yielding: a tractable child; a tractable disposition.
2. easily worked, shaped, or otherwise handled; malleable.

Origin:

1495–1505; < Latin tractābilis, equivalent to tractā ( re ) to handle, deal with (frequentative of trahere to draw) + -bilis -ble

Related forms

trac•ta•bil•i•ty, trac•ta•ble•ness, noun
trac•ta•bly, adverb
non•trac•ta•bil•i•ty, noun
non•trac•ta•ble, adjective
non•trac•ta•ble•ness, noun

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.

Practice makes perfect.....post on....




TOPICS: Word For The Day
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Liberals want all gun owners to be trackable in an attempt to make them tractable.
1 posted on 03/27/2013 5:20:43 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

Let’s go, gang!


2 posted on 03/27/2013 5:21:20 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I have several implements that, if they weren’t tractable, I couldn’t use them.


3 posted on 03/27/2013 5:25:49 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Versus, “intractable”!


4 posted on 03/27/2013 5:27:47 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Our debt problem is not tractable no matter what Obama or Boehner say.


5 posted on 03/27/2013 5:34:49 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Viva il papa)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Good morning - 35 degrees here this morning...what the heck? I’ve got tomatoes and lettuce and celery and peppers trying to grow in my garden!


6 posted on 03/27/2013 5:49:00 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (In my world, Daddys don't leave after 4 or 8 years and a new one get picked by half the country)
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To: MrB
A++

gold

You are the first responder.

7 posted on 03/27/2013 5:49:13 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Many in Congress defend their treason
(eg support of al Qaeda against the American people;
and support of financial destruction of America)
by claiming they are only docile and tractable.

In fact, their increasing incomes
(at the expense of the American people driven to poverty)
and their exclusion from the very
Laws that they pass for others (eg. ObamaCARE)
declare that this is just another pathetic excuse.

Their active behavior reveals them to be
salient traitors to the US Constitution
and systematic violators of the very Oaths
they were supposed to have taken.


8 posted on 03/27/2013 5:49:19 AM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
A++

silver

Yes, they are antonyms.

9 posted on 03/27/2013 5:49:50 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Speaking of easily handled, today’s fun fact is that the Penguins have now won as many games in a row as the Flyers have all season.


10 posted on 03/27/2013 5:50:30 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: NeoCaveman
A++

bronze

Correct--our debt problems are here to stay, barring a miracle or a revolution. Or both.

11 posted on 03/27/2013 5:51:37 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Good morning! The weather has been a bit strange. See if you can get Al Gore on the hotline to explain the reasons.


12 posted on 03/27/2013 5:54:02 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: Diogenesis

A+++
Well said, sir!


13 posted on 03/27/2013 5:54:44 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: SoothingDave

Even the Rangers scored 5 goals against Philly. That’s a month’s worth for NY.


14 posted on 03/27/2013 5:56:13 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Our goalie got knocked down by one of our defenseman last night. I guess we’ll get more details today. he didn’t play the 3rd period.


15 posted on 03/27/2013 5:57:51 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Here are no currently serving Democrats who are tractable.


16 posted on 03/27/2013 6:00:11 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SoothingDave
Our goalie got knocked down by one of our defenseman last night.

Can't they learn to get along?

17 posted on 03/27/2013 6:01:53 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
How tractable will the Sup ct be on gay marriage?
18 posted on 03/27/2013 6:02:14 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

A++
There are no tractable democrats. They all think, vote, and act in lockstep. Which is a huge problem, since they are wrong about absolutely everything.


19 posted on 03/27/2013 6:03:12 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: xsmommy

A+++
It’s too soon to see which way the Supremes will go.
Let’s hope they don’t Stop (the ban on gay marriage) in the Name of Love.


20 posted on 03/27/2013 6:05:45 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

1 minute smile for the day: why a good dog is not necessarily a good babysitter!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN-MjUC4f9k


21 posted on 03/27/2013 6:30:13 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Loved it.
This one is very funny:

Elephant ate my iPhone.

22 posted on 03/27/2013 6:34:08 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree; xsmommy; tioga; secret garden; All

But this is my favorite video of the day:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JA8VJh0UJtg

Makes my screen all blurry.


23 posted on 03/27/2013 6:35:44 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

YUCK!!!!!


24 posted on 03/27/2013 6:42:32 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

LOL!


25 posted on 03/27/2013 6:42:51 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

i’m bawling at my desk, that is just precious.


26 posted on 03/27/2013 6:45:27 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

We used this term in my horsemanship classes.


27 posted on 03/27/2013 6:56:44 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Sent that to my grandchildren. It’s just icky enough to delight them!


28 posted on 03/27/2013 7:01:24 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: xsmommy

Yes. I’m still teary over the Down Syndrome video. That Lab is so typical of the breed and all retriever breeds.

I remember when my oldest grandson was visiting when he was first crawling. We took our eyes off him for just a couple of minutes, and the next thing we knew he was inspecting the teeth of our 80 lb Golden Retriever. The dog just rolled over patiently so the baby could get a better look!


29 posted on 03/27/2013 7:09:12 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Tractable

Here at the Atkinsonville Daily News Gargle Joey Wormcastle was regarded by all as tractable, slow and esily guided.

Joey on the other hand believed he WAS a tractor and eloped with Alice Chalmers, a harrowing experience by all accounts.


30 posted on 03/27/2013 7:24:31 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

A++
If Alice dumps Joey, it will be with a Deere, John letter.


31 posted on 03/27/2013 7:35:02 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: xsmommy

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3001243/posts?page=1

You said “yuck?”


32 posted on 03/27/2013 7:45:16 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

oh good grief.


33 posted on 03/27/2013 7:50:16 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

The OWS crowd and other Leftist organizations continue to target their garbage at tract-able individuals...

34 posted on 03/27/2013 9:20:19 AM PDT by mikrofon (Who mostly appear unat-tract-ive .)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

And sit home alone with her Cat.


35 posted on 03/27/2013 9:29:46 AM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: SoothingDave
gone hunting dahn the walmart, brb....
36 posted on 03/27/2013 9:31:04 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

What else would you have a carry permit for?


37 posted on 03/27/2013 9:37:31 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: mikrofon

A+++
Take a good look at their face
You’ll see their smile looks out of place
If you look closer, it’s easy to trace
The tracts of their tears...


38 posted on 03/27/2013 9:50:17 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
The usually tractable weather refuses to let up...my car was covered in snow again today.


39 posted on 03/27/2013 10:01:32 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

A++
This, too shall pass.


40 posted on 03/27/2013 10:20:22 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

It is 60 and gloomy, a chilly breeze, and there was a light freeze Monday and Tuesday-Spring has retreated...

Obama’s minions have no claim
To any rhyme or any reason
Their lunacy is persistent
No matter what the season

They made another dumb mistake
In their out-of-touch belief
That we the folks are tractable-
And now they’ve come to grief

With falling approval numbers
To show they’re not above it
They’re taken to the woodshed
By those folks saying “shove it”...


41 posted on 03/27/2013 10:34:01 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: xsmommy

Hunting in the Walmart parking lot = alcohol involved and/or dumbass alert...


42 posted on 03/27/2013 10:42:52 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: Texan5

A+++
Love “above it” rhyming with “shove it.”


43 posted on 03/27/2013 10:46:02 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: Texan5

Our afternoon sleet has arrived. Wouldn’t be spring around here without a dose of snow or sleet. SPRING, where are you!


44 posted on 03/27/2013 10:57:53 AM PDT by tioga
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Thank you! “Shove it” is the polite euphemism I use when the situation doesn’t allow for me flipping the bird and saying what goes with it...


45 posted on 03/27/2013 11:12:06 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

I’ll pass on the sleet, thanks-our non-Winter frozen precipitation usually comes in the form of hard falling hail later on, which shreds tender new vegetable plants...


46 posted on 03/27/2013 11:16:08 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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