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Word For The Day, Thursday, May 9, 2013 decussate
dictionaries ad nauseam | 9 May 2013 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 05/09/2013 4:28:35 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".

decussate \DEK-uh-sayt\ verb
to intersect or cross

Example sentences:
The illustration on page 34 of your textbook shows how the optic nerves decussate.

"The fibers of the lateral spinothalamic tract decussate one or two levels above or below where the injury may occur…."
— From an article by Kim Boswell, MD, and Jay Menaker, MD, in Trauma Reports, January 1, 2013

Etymology:
The history of "decussate" leads us back to the intersection of "decem," a word meaning "ten," and "ass-," a form that refers to a unit of weight and specifically to a copper coin cut to a half-ounce. In the Roman numeral system the number 10 is represented by X, an intersection of two lines. A man named Sir Thomas Browne coined "decussate" in the 17th century to discuss the crossing fibers that make up human anatomy—for instance, skin tissue. The word continues to be found primarily in scientific contexts today.

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 05/09/2013 4:28:35 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 05/09/2013 4:29:26 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Nerves decussate somewhere else, too, but I don’t remember where. (Still on first cup of coffee.)


3 posted on 05/09/2013 4:31:45 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (Only you can choose to give up your rights.)
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To: secret garden
Me and seven other guys ran into a real bad-a&&; he said he was gonna take us all on and decussate.

He gets out of the hospital Tuesday.

4 posted on 05/09/2013 4:47:03 AM PDT by SAJ (What is the next tagline some overweening mod will censor?)
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To: Silentgypsy
A for you.
5 posted on 05/09/2013 4:48:38 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SAJ
A for you.
6 posted on 05/09/2013 4:49:19 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Silentgypsy
After the moment of Decussation of the crypto-undocumented Kenyan
away from his MSM- and Pelosi-supported facade and perjury and
back to Communism, Totalitarianism, and Tyranny.

.



7 posted on 05/09/2013 4:53:29 AM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: secret garden

The Stranger tried to decussate The Dude, to no avail.

8 posted on 05/09/2013 5:05:36 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Diogenesis

I bow to a superior intellect (you). I also get ticked off regularly by this administration (them).


9 posted on 05/09/2013 5:11:07 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (Only you can choose to give up your rights.)
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To: secret garden; Robert A. Cook, PE

I tried to decussate my vocabulary some years ago, removing cuss words from my everyday usage.

It works out okay most days, until somebody crosses me.


10 posted on 05/09/2013 5:17:42 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (The universe generally responds poorly to any attempt to draw attention to its numerous flaws.)
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To: secret garden

The nerves in my knee decussate all night long, causing a nagging, low grade pain — just enough to keep me awake all night. But, last night I had the brilliant notion to ask my husband if we had any Aspercreme in the house. We did. The tiniest bit of Aspercreme applied to my knee (no where near the incision) gave me a good night’s sleep for the first time in a month. The results were instant and lasting.


11 posted on 05/09/2013 5:32:37 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Diogenesis
A+ for you.
12 posted on 05/09/2013 5:40:58 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave
Love me some Cowboy Sam. A+ for you.
13 posted on 05/09/2013 5:42:05 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NicknamedBob

A for you. I use substitute words and my kiddos use Shakespearean slurs on a regular basis.


14 posted on 05/09/2013 5:43:00 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Fantastic! Have you tried icy Ben Gay? And no, that’s not code. A for you.


15 posted on 05/09/2013 5:45:13 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

No. I’m not one for OTC preps. Generally, I just tough it out, or I follow the doctor’s orders precisely. But (for some reason) I though of Aspercreme last night after hours of nagging pain. The relief was instant, and I fell asleep for about 3 1/2 hours. A tiny bit of creme again, and another 3 1/2 hours of uninterrupted sleep.

I don’t know if my doctor would approve. But, I’m not telling.


16 posted on 05/09/2013 5:49:42 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden
Moral, religious folk are decussate with popular culture as this most eloquent piece points out.
17 posted on 05/09/2013 6:11:16 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

well i didn’t remotely use that verb properly did i?


18 posted on 05/09/2013 6:13:13 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

You did to that verb what Jay Carney does to the truth.


19 posted on 05/09/2013 6:18:24 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

Not bad for an ESL student. ;-)

So, Fleury is out and Vokoun is in.


20 posted on 05/09/2013 6:18:44 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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