Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Word For The Day, Wednesday, April 3, 2013-- equipoise

Posted on 04/03/2013 5:14:03 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree

Word For The Day, Wednesday, April 3, 2013-- equipoise

;


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".

equipoise
[ee-kwuh-poiz, ek-wuh-]

hear it pronounced

noun

1. an equal distribution of weight; even balance; equilibrium.
2. a counterpoise.

verb (used with object)
3. to equal or offset in weight; balance.

Origin:

mid-17c., from merger of the phrase equal poise.

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
KEYWORDS: wordfortheday
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-73 next last
Unhappy with the equipoise that the Constitution established among the three branches of government, Obama has been using any and all means to circumvent the work of our Founding Fathers, whom he easily outdistances intellectually as well as morally. (Do I really need the “sarcasm” tag?)

No pushing at the door please!

1 posted on 04/03/2013 5:14:03 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

Good morning, all!


2 posted on 04/03/2013 5:14:50 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TruthShallSetYouFree

That show horse sure knows how to carry himself...
He’s got equipoise.


3 posted on 04/03/2013 5:17:56 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: MrB
A++

gold

Pretty funny.

4 posted on 04/03/2013 5:21:06 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: TruthShallSetYouFree

After joint replacement surgery (this Friday) I’ll lose my equipoise for a while — one good knee, one bad knee. But the good knee will be a very sore knee and the bad knee will still be bad. When will I ever balance again?


5 posted on 04/03/2013 5:24:31 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TruthShallSetYouFree

We had something exciting happen here last night. There was a sitting judge (19 years) up for re-election. This county’s voters threw him out on his ear because he signed the Walker recall petition last year. And his excuse was so lame! He claimed he signed he petition bcause he did not understand the law that the Republicans passed and Walker signed that curailed union activity. Despite running an expensive and overwhelming campiagn stressing his 19 yaars of “experience” and having every attorney and judge ad law enforcement office in the county signing his ads, the voters threw him out on his ear in a 2/1 vote. This household voted for the challenger. Yay!


6 posted on 04/03/2013 5:29:04 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MrB

“And just a minute, boys.
I’ve got the feed box noise
It says the great-grandfather was Equipoise
Shows class, shows class.
This guy says the horse shows class
If he says the horse shows class
Shows class, show’s class.”


7 posted on 04/03/2013 5:30:10 AM PDT by 19th LA Inf
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic
A++

silver

Good luck with your joint. And nice work getting rid of that judge.

8 posted on 04/03/2013 5:33:00 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: TruthShallSetYouFree

In further election news, we also threw out our incumbant mayor over land development issues. We elected my Alderman of 27 years. Actually, we reelected my Alderman as Alderman AND as Mayor. The Council will take applications and appoint an interim Alderman until the next regular election.

It was close (92 votes), so I’m sure there will be a recount.

Unfortunately, we lost the school board election, bothh at the local and the state levels. :(

Otherwise, it was a pretty good night.


9 posted on 04/03/2013 5:33:27 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Morning! On the move today, will be back later. I need to equipoise my week after the two lousy days I had. Woke up feeling positive that Missy was no longer suffering. I am feeling peaceful today.


10 posted on 04/03/2013 5:33:32 AM PDT by tioga
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: TruthShallSetYouFree
When robots do not exhibit equipoise, you can shame them.
11 posted on 04/03/2013 5:34:16 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: 19th LA Inf
A+++

bronze

High grade for quoting from "Guys and Dolls," one of my all-time favorites.

12 posted on 04/03/2013 5:34:53 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: TruthShallSetYouFree
I thought Equipoise was the name of a racehorse!

"I got the horse right here,
The name is Paul Revere,
And here's a guy that says if the weather's clear,
Can do,
Can do,
This guys says the horse can do,
If he says the horse can do,
Can do,
Can do
Can do.
Can do,
Can do,
This guy says the horse can do
If he says the horse can do,
Can do,
Can do.

For Paul Revere I'll bite,
I hear his foot's all right. Of course it all depends if it rained last night.
Likes mud,
Likes mud,
This "x" means the horse likes mud,
If that means the horse likes mud,
Likes mud,
Likes mud.

I'll tell you Paul Revere,
Now this is no bum steer,
It's from a handicapper that's real sincere.
This guy says the horse shows class,
Can do,
Can do,
Paul Revere,
I got the horse right here.
I'm picking Valentine,
Cause on the morning line,
This guy has got him figured at five to nine
Has chance,
Has chance,
This guy says the horse has chance,
If he says the horse has chance,
Has chance,
Has chance.
I know it's Valentine,
The morning works looks fine.
Besides the Jockey's brother's a friend of mine.
Needs race,
Needs race,
My friend says the horse needs race.
If he says the horse needs race,
Needs race,
Needs race.

I go for Valentine,
Cause on the morning line,
The guy has got him figured at five to nine.
Has chance,
Has chance,
This guy says the horse has chance.
Valentine,
I got the horse right here.
But look at Epitaph,
He wins it by a half,
According to this here in the Telegraph,
Big threat,
Big threat,
This guy calls the horse big threat.
If he calls the horse big threat,
Big threat
Big threat.

And just a minute boys,
I've got the feed box noise,
It says the great grandfather was Equipoise.
Shows class,
Shows class,
This guy says the horse shows class,
If he says the horse shows class,
Shows class,
Shows class.
So make it Epitaph,
He wins it by a half,
According to this here in the Telegraph.
Epitaph
I got the horse right here." -- Fugue for Tinhorns from "Guys and Dolls"

13 posted on 04/03/2013 5:35:58 AM PDT by TerriHaute
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: tioga

A+++
Good use as verb with object. Sorry your week was so lousy.


14 posted on 04/03/2013 5:37:45 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: TruthShallSetYouFree

There has been more than one person humming, “You don’t yank on Superman’s cape...” MEANING if you are a judge in a heavily REPUBLICAN County, you don’t sign a recall petition against a REPUBLICAN Governor, when the Governor has done nothing wrong.


15 posted on 04/03/2013 5:37:55 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: secret garden

A++
Where is Hal these days? 2001 was over a decade ago.


16 posted on 04/03/2013 5:40:01 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: TerriHaute; 19th LA Inf

A++
You and 19th LA Inf are simultaneously feeling your oats, so to speak. Where’s Stubby Kaye when you need him?


17 posted on 04/03/2013 5:43:33 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: tioga

Last night I delivered a huge basket of left over toys and treats from my late dog to a friend with a new Lab. We were both attending the Victory Party for our new Mayor. I looked like the Welcome Wagon for dogs. I still have more stuff to clear out of this house.

That basket probably represented $200 worth of toys. These are toys Max didn’t demolish, plus gourmet treats passed on to me from a friend who put down both a Lab and a German Shepherd in the last 6 months.

Hugs and good luck.


18 posted on 04/03/2013 5:45:40 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic
You don’t yank on Superman’s cape

Yank, tug, whatever? You don't mess around with Jim.

Today is evolving into a greatest hits festival. And we started with show tunes. (Not that there's anything wrong with that.)

19 posted on 04/03/2013 5:47:15 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Is Mr. Obama's greatest fault is his desire to bring equipoise to the economy or the fact that he impervious to evidence that shows his world view to be a failure.
20 posted on 04/03/2013 5:49:35 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Viva il papa)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: NeoCaveman

A++
“From each according to his ability, to each according to his need” is an accurate statement of Obama’s worldview, which is completely impervious to a century of evidence of its failure.


21 posted on 04/03/2013 5:54:44 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: TruthShallSetYouFree

We are ploughing new ground. People who signed that recall petition never thought that their names would be revealed. But “True the Vote” out of Texas entered all of the signtures into a data base and made it public.


22 posted on 04/03/2013 5:56:29 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: TruthShallSetYouFree

If Chris Christie does not have equipoise while standing in a boat, it will flip!


23 posted on 04/03/2013 5:56:35 AM PDT by tired&retired
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tired&retired

A++
Christie is one slice of pizza away from sinking the boat altogether.


24 posted on 04/03/2013 6:13:02 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: TruthShallSetYouFree

We need a budget with equipoise........


25 posted on 04/03/2013 6:21:06 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TruthShallSetYouFree

If they park all the lawn tractors and snowblowers and 4-wheel drive vehicles outside the store for a well-balanced picture of toys (er, tools) with big engines, it is a clear case of equal high horsepower equiposing?


26 posted on 04/03/2013 6:28:22 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: TruthShallSetYouFree

no equipoise in avoirdupois.


27 posted on 04/03/2013 6:34:33 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Red Badger

A++
Indeed!


28 posted on 04/03/2013 6:35:02 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Robert A. Cook, PE

A++
Enterprising equiposing equipoising.


29 posted on 04/03/2013 6:36:34 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: tioga

I’m glad you are doing ok.


30 posted on 04/03/2013 6:36:47 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy

A++
Avoirdupois looks like it should rhyme with equipoise.


31 posted on 04/03/2013 6:38:24 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Christie brought the word to mind ; )


32 posted on 04/03/2013 6:45:38 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy; SoothingDave; mikrofon

Trade deadline day. I think it’s an unofficial holiday in Canada.


33 posted on 04/03/2013 6:53:35 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: TruthShallSetYouFree

The equipoise of Obama, is a creation of the media.


34 posted on 04/03/2013 7:02:12 AM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: cpdiii

A+
Everything about Obama is fake. Everything!


35 posted on 04/03/2013 7:31:28 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

Congrats on kicking the bum out - and thanks for telling us because the media won’t!


36 posted on 04/03/2013 8:03:28 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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: tioga

So sorry - I can imagine it is going to be tough for awhile.


37 posted on 04/03/2013 8:08:13 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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Many Derby fans look forward to the “equipoise” of a photo finish this May...


38 posted on 04/03/2013 8:23:44 AM PDT by mikrofon (AND they're off!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: secret garden

When you work for a predominantly Canadian company, you definitely notice the drop in network throughput on days like today. :-)


39 posted on 04/03/2013 8:28:18 AM PDT by mikrofon (Trade 'em all!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: mikrofon

A++
The Derby is the 2nd best thing about Kentucky.
Number one is not college basketball.
What is bourbon, Alex?


40 posted on 04/03/2013 8:41:34 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: TruthShallSetYouFree

But watch out for Kentucky Woman:
If she get to know you,
She goin’ to own you.


41 posted on 04/03/2013 9:06:53 AM PDT by mikrofon (Kentucky Woman...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

AWESOME! There is hope for America yet. Made me smile.


42 posted on 04/03/2013 9:08:47 AM PDT by tioga
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Thanks. I got up today and got out of the house. Had to return something, then I stopped in at Pier 1. Found the perfect picture to hang over my sofa for spring and it was only $19.99 on sale. Bought a pillow for the sofa to match. Not sure if they go together like I want, will wait to see when I get the pic hung up.

Pic

Pillow

Not sure I like the red border on the pillow with the burgundy in the pic.

43 posted on 04/03/2013 9:16:20 AM PDT by tioga
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy

Thanks. Feeling better today. Was in the dentist chair Monday losing my tooth when DH texted me to tell me he made the appointment. Pain, loss of my tooth and decent smile (implant coming as soon as I can get it done - not sure how long I have to wait) and knowing the time she would go to sleep had me feeling lousy. Add the rainy dreary day in and my week of vacation turned to hell. Things are looking better. Spring cleaning to commence momentarily. Having an invalid dog in diapers holds a certain stench in the house that I need to clean out. We put out all her bedding and things improved immediately yesterday. Now to wash everything down to finish the job.


44 posted on 04/03/2013 9:26:15 AM PDT by tioga
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: tioga

Both are cute - I love Pier 1!


45 posted on 04/03/2013 9:30:54 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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I thought it would cheer me up so I took a detour on my way home and went there, and it did. The pic has the burgundy from my foyer wall and a living room chair, so it all blends. The pillow is cute, but brings in the red. Red, white and blue will be my accent items for summer...so it all should blend nicely. Still need a spring/summer throw for the sofa. With the AC I need it at times.


46 posted on 04/03/2013 10:39:30 AM PDT by tioga
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: TruthShallSetYouFree

It is 60 and has been raining off and on since last night-I love it!

Every day there’s some new mess
Obama’s bunch is trying to sell-
If you’re looking for equipoise,
That’s long since gone to hell

Every time a bill gets passed
No one knows just what is in it-
As soon as someone reads the thing
It sounds worse by the minute

The Russian Roulette they’re playing
Was financed with our hard-earned cash-
But the junk they bought with it
Should be put out with the trash...


47 posted on 04/03/2013 11:02:43 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tioga

I like that-the colors don’t go with the area I live in, but there are plenty of Sunflowers here, both naturally, and because I throw the seeds around all the time...


48 posted on 04/03/2013 11:08:48 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

That is so cool-I hope we see more and more of that happening everywhere.


49 posted on 04/03/2013 11:10:52 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: TruthShallSetYouFree

50 posted on 04/03/2013 11:13:18 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-73 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson