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Word For The Day, Thursday, April 4, 2013 palimpsest
dictionaries ad nauseam | 4 April 2013 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 04/04/2013 5:04:10 AM PDT 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".

palimpsest (PAL-imp-sest) noun
1. A writing surface such as a parchment that has been reused after partially or completely erasing the original text.
2. Something reused but still showing traces of its earlier form.

Example sentences:
"All history was a palimpsest, scraped clean and re-inscribed exactly as often as was necessary."
--George Orwell; Nineteen Eighty-Four; 1949.

"Her memories, too, are a palimpsest of the real and the staged; their courting scenes in a play."
--Molly and the Playwright; The Economist (London, UK); Jun 24, 2010.

Etymology:
From Greek palimpsestos, from palin (again) + psestos + (scraped). Earliest documented use: 1661

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 04/04/2013 5:04:10 AM PDT 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 04/04/2013 5:05:09 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: All

I’ve gone to run the park and will be back soon. Post on!


3 posted on 04/04/2013 5:06:01 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
palimpsest (PAL-imp-sest) noun

1. A writing surface such as a parchment that has been reused after partially or completely erasing the original text.

2. Something reused but still showing traces of its earlier form. 

3. How Obama views the Constitution.

4 posted on 04/04/2013 5:31:34 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: secret garden

The President’s words were written in the sand. This was a convenient palimpsest, given that his messages fluctuated with the tide.


5 posted on 04/04/2013 5:41:48 AM PDT by locountry1dr
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To: secret garden

6 posted on 04/04/2013 5:43:57 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: secret garden
From Greek palimpsestos, from palin (again)

Sarah! Sarah!

7 posted on 04/04/2013 5:52:27 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Viva il papa)
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To: secret garden

Forensic scientists from the FBI work long hours unraveling the electronic palimpsests belonging to terror suspects to determine their networks.


8 posted on 04/04/2013 5:56:40 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden

Two centuries of freedom, now palimsest
Covered by Barry’s true manifest
The one Karl Marx had penned
Bringing strife without end
Comrade Obama, the left loves him best


9 posted on 04/04/2013 6:38:04 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: KarlInOhio
Exactly. A for you and welcome to WFTD!
10 posted on 04/04/2013 6:51:15 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: locountry1dr
A for you and welcome to WFTD!
11 posted on 04/04/2013 6:52:15 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: JoeProBono
A+ for you!
12 posted on 04/04/2013 6:53:00 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NeoCaveman
A for you, Sarahbot!
13 posted on 04/04/2013 6:53:50 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

One can never really erase a hard drive. A for you.


14 posted on 04/04/2013 6:54:31 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

They quickly forget how their commie idols lived off their daddy’s money. Once a sponge, always a sponge. A+ for you.


15 posted on 04/04/2013 6:56:01 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
If one must be a bot, I can think of none better :)

May 26 are you ready?

16 posted on 04/04/2013 7:29:50 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Viva il papa)
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To: secret garden

Before the advent of Viagra, Ma never had to worry about Pa’s limp set.


17 posted on 04/04/2013 7:30:47 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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Omigosh, I CANNOT wait!!!


18 posted on 04/04/2013 7:33:57 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

You had to go there, didn’t you? Le sigh...A for you.


19 posted on 04/04/2013 7:34:37 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave; tioga

xshub and xsboy are going to Atlanta to see SU in the final four. it’s been 10 years since they’ve been in, and xsboy is now 21 yo, instead of 11 and i have a feeling their experience will be a lot diff than the last time we all went. Hopefully the result will be the same. Though honestly, for xshub, nothing can beat the feeling he had of watching them cut down Georgetown’s nets at the Verizon Center, after Gtown flamed out in the first round to Fl Gulf Coast.xsboy is driving home tonight after his last class, so as to be here for the flight to Atlanta tomorrow. They’ve been invited to stay with a colleague of xshub’s, who is a Georgia law prof, which will save them the $700 a hotel was going to cost.


20 posted on 04/04/2013 7:48:59 AM PDT by xsmommy
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