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Word For The Day, Monday, July 29, 2013 – auspices
dictionaries ad nauseam | 29 July 2013 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 07/29/2013 5:04:16 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".

auspices (AW-spi-seez) noun
1. Patronage, support, or sponsorship.
2. A favorable sign.

Example sentence:
"In March, Serbian and Kosovo officials met under EU auspices for their first high-level face-to-face talks."
---Kosovo Parliament Rejects Move to Cancel Talks; Agence France Presse (Paris); May 5, 2011

Etymology:
Plural of auspice, from Latin auspicium (divination from flight of birds), from auspex (bird watcher), from avis (bird) + specere (to look at). Ultimately from the Indo-European root awi- (bird), which is also the source of avian, ostrich, osprey, oval, ovum, ovary, egg, and caviar. Earliest documented use: 1611.

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 07/29/2013 5:04:16 AM PDT by secret garden
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; Conspiracy Guy; Laura Earl; ...

Rise and shine!


2 posted on 07/29/2013 5:07:24 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

This is when you put gold on your food.


3 posted on 07/29/2013 5:19:47 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

‘morning! I’d have beenhere earlir, but my sick computer kicked me off line right in themidle of m post.


4 posted on 07/29/2013 5:19:48 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Auspices. These administration hacks lie like rugs while speaking under the auspices of the White Houe.


5 posted on 07/29/2013 5:21:03 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden

The skies are blue this morning, an auspice of a beautiful day. Unfortunately, it’s a house cleaning day. My west coast kiddies are coming home this week. YEA! Cannot wait.


6 posted on 07/29/2013 5:24:37 AM PDT by tioga
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To: secret garden

Post #5 should be directed to you. I’ve been kicked off line 6 times and had to re-login each time. I’m quitting now.


7 posted on 07/29/2013 5:25:32 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden

My wife likes to shop at this specialized spice store,

I swear, they are indeed Au spices.


8 posted on 07/29/2013 5:27:05 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: secret garden

Obamacare, under his auspices
Will cure you if you’ve got a bad disease
“If you’re sick, you’ll get healthy
You’re poor? You’ll get wealthy”
A panacea somehow can still displease


9 posted on 07/29/2013 5:39:48 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: secret garden

Good Morning.


10 posted on 07/29/2013 6:12:23 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: secret garden

When I woke this morning and showered, I wondered what auspices of teh day awaited me. I looked out the back window to see a wild turkey in the back yard. So apparently, my day will require Wild Turkey to successfully complete.


11 posted on 07/29/2013 6:17:48 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: secret garden

Thanks for opening for me SG — was at the vet at 7 am bc chan collapsed when coming in from outside first thing. Dr says her heart is 2x normal size and she had some fluid in her lungs theyre keeping her a few hrs to get rid of fluid and regulate her breathing. She will start the heart meds now.


12 posted on 07/29/2013 6:32:54 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

Durng my rehab from my recent knee surgery, I used an old Schwhinn Air Dyne exercycle as part of my therapy. I’ve owned a similar machine for years — an HD Airgometer. I tought they were “the same”, except one was half the price.

Well, they are not. Particularly in the upper body effort because of the pivot point on the arms. And the seat adjustment is also a little different, which is important to me because of the still limited range of motion of my knee. I found the Airdyne easy to use and the Airgometer to be painful. So, as silly as it seems, I thought I’d keep my eye peeled for a used Airdyne, since they last forever.

Well, my husband stopped at a nearby estate sale Sat. morning and found my bike for $8. Needed a new seat and a few small repairs. Required 2 trips across town to get the required parts. Parts are hard to find since Schwinn went out of business a few years ago and the name is now owned by somebody else. So, for less than $100, I have my very own AirDyne bike. It even has a book rack, although I can’t imagine trying to read at the same time I’m pedaling!


13 posted on 07/29/2013 6:35:48 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: xsmommy

OMG. Im sorry to hear that.


14 posted on 07/29/2013 6:36:25 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: xsmommy

That is scary. Hope the pup is OK.


15 posted on 07/29/2013 6:37:48 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: xsmommy

Oh no! I’m so sorry about your dog (?) or cat(?). I hope she will be OK. Heart worm?


16 posted on 07/29/2013 6:38:45 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: NeoCaveman; hobbes1

She will be ok short term but this will be the decline. There’s unfortunately no way to shrink an enlarged heart. Poor Jules is worried about her too.


17 posted on 07/29/2013 6:40:35 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Cavalier King Charles spaniel they are prone to mitral valve disease. We lost one 2 yrs ago in March to it.


18 posted on 07/29/2013 6:41:52 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

I meant to add that a new model of the Schwinn AirDyne costs almost $1000. So, $100 is a bargain, even if it is a “funny” color. It’s an early ‘80s model and is the color of baby poo. The new chain guard I had to buy is a different shade of bronze metallic, and we can’t even find paint that matches the original frame! LOL


19 posted on 07/29/2013 6:43:53 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: xsmommy

Oh no! They are such lovely dogs.


20 posted on 07/29/2013 6:45:16 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: theDentist

Well, a nice, fat wild turkey hen just wandered by my rear window. So, I guess I have to join you in that bottle.


21 posted on 07/29/2013 7:06:18 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SoothingDave
Some crazy gourmets do that with the flakes.
22 posted on 07/29/2013 7:32:28 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Good morning!
23 posted on 07/29/2013 7:33:00 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga
I know you'll be glad to see them. A for you.
24 posted on 07/29/2013 7:33:50 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: MrB
A for you.
25 posted on 07/29/2013 7:34:25 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

A+ for you. We are already dealing with the nightmare.


26 posted on 07/29/2013 7:35:25 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

I’m so sorry to read about your Chan. We lost Cinderella on Saturday, so I am especially sympathetic to the worrying over a sick pooch.


27 posted on 07/29/2013 7:35:39 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: hobbes1

Hey tiger. I’m counting blessings this morning. The spouse drove to Dallas Saturday, in one shot, and 20 miles out a brick was thrown through the windshield. He is fine but it shattered and there was glass all over the passenger seat. Getting it replaced tomorrow. His mom is awaiting surgery tonight.


28 posted on 07/29/2013 7:37:27 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: theDentist

A for you. We have turkeys around here too. I haven’t seen chicks yet, although I heard they had them several weeks ago.


29 posted on 07/29/2013 7:39:18 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Sorry to hear that. How old is she?


30 posted on 07/29/2013 7:39:38 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

It is a year for dog problems, that is for sure. My little one was recommended for more surgery to stabilize his other retina and we are thinking about it since big dog needs heartworm treatment too. These problems are not preventable by the time we get them. Those wheels were already in motion.


31 posted on 07/29/2013 7:41:26 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Gabz

I”m sorry to hear about your doggie.


32 posted on 07/29/2013 7:42:11 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

OMG! Poor thing. She is not that old at all.


33 posted on 07/29/2013 8:00:25 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Gabz

We lost Missy a few months back. 14 1/2 was a ripe old age. We’ve now got our new puppy, Buffy. She is a handful.


34 posted on 07/29/2013 8:15:16 AM PDT by tioga
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To: secret garden; tioga

Thanks, SG. She was 10. This is the first time now in 20 years we are dogless.


35 posted on 07/29/2013 8:20:30 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Gabz

We lost both of our collie brothers 6 months apart last year. I still miss them. These replacement dogs are not the same but they needed good homes. I would have preferred to start over with puppies and not adult rescues with their problems but they kind of fell into our hands and we knew we could provide for them.


36 posted on 07/29/2013 8:26:12 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga

Ours made it to 13, which is pretty old for a big breed.


37 posted on 07/29/2013 8:27:19 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

I’m so sorry to hear that-I hope there is a better outcome from treatment for Chan-that is way, way too short a lifespan...


38 posted on 07/29/2013 8:33:08 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: tioga

That will be so nice for you - I lived for so long with my daughter so far away and I am cherishing these days of having her nearby and our Sunday family meals.


39 posted on 07/29/2013 8:41:24 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: secret garden

Rescue cats are bad enough, I don’t think I could handle a rescue dog. I applaud you and anyone who does.

I know we’ll get another, but not right away. It’s going to take awhile for coolbreeze to get over her loss.


40 posted on 07/29/2013 8:45:20 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Gabz

So sorry to hear, Gabz-I remember when Cinderella was a wild puppy, and you told us about her escapades.

I lost my old Kitty boy last winter-he just slowed down and stopped. We were told when we got him that he showed signs of a bad head injury when found, and was fragile, but he still lived to be about 15-16 with good care.

Husky girl is nearly 15 now-old, even for that breed, but she is in good health and happy. If only our pets could live a lifespan closer to our own...


41 posted on 07/29/2013 8:46:05 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

Oh no! How scary for you all


42 posted on 07/29/2013 8:46:40 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: secret garden
The phrase “under the auspices of the Obama Administration” is an oxymoron.


America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

43 posted on 07/29/2013 8:51:19 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Gabz

Sorry to hear about Cinderella - we lived for so long without a dog until our daughter adopted a rescue last year - now he has free reign at our house when he comes to visit...


44 posted on 07/29/2013 8:51:33 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: secret garden

Under the dubious auspices of
One lunatic group-or three
The emperor gets an earful
Of how their world should be

He has now become affected
With new scandals every hour
Nixon-like and clinging to
The door of his ivory tower

He must pay attention to them-
Or they might get really pissed-
Cut off the money and support
If they should feel dissed...


45 posted on 07/29/2013 9:03:08 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

Sorry about Kitty-boy, but glad to hear Husky girl is doing well.

No more big dogs for us, and when we do get another we plan on making sure to get it used to riding in the car from the get go.


46 posted on 07/29/2013 9:06:38 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I was brought up with pets and livestock-I’ve tried to be without a dog twice-when my 13 old German Shepherd died, and after we lost the old Chow MrT5 got as a puppy-not successful at all, either time. And I could never live without a cat for more than a few weeks...


47 posted on 07/29/2013 9:11:06 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: Texan5

My husband is allergic to most animals - horses cause him to wheeze and dogs/cats usually end up causing a very quick harsh reaction with red, itchy eyes, nose, etc. But he has had very little reaction around our daughter’s dog - we’ve been shocked to be honest. His sister came to visit and her dogs caused a quick reaction - but if he hadn’t had such a time around animals we would have had dogs all along too!


48 posted on 07/29/2013 9:15:22 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: ConorMacNessa

A+ for you!


49 posted on 07/29/2013 9:28:49 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Gabz

I love big dogs-but the large pure breeds that have been around for a few hundred years without too much interference by breeders seem to live the longest and healthiest. So Huskies, Malamutes, Chow Chows, etc will continue to be my canine companions.

Small dogs are sweet, lovable and cute, but they are like one of my cats-a different type of companion animal.

My very favorite dog is the German Shepherd-a breed less than 100 years old-but their lives are so short, and they have a lot of problems from overly selective breeding for show.


50 posted on 07/29/2013 9:28:49 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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