Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Monday, July 29, 2013 – auspices
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.
"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
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. ;-)
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Rise and shine!
This is when you put gold on your food.
‘morning! I’d have beenhere earlir, but my sick computer kicked me off line right in themidle of m post.
Auspices. These administration hacks lie like rugs while speaking under the auspices of the White Houe.
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.
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.
My wife likes to shop at this specialized spice store,
I swear, they are indeed Au spices.
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
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.
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.
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!
OMG. Im sorry to hear that.
That is scary. Hope the pup is OK.
Oh no! I’m so sorry about your dog (?) or cat(?). I hope she will be OK. Heart worm?
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.
Cavalier King Charles spaniel they are prone to mitral valve disease. We lost one 2 yrs ago in March to it.
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
Oh no! They are such lovely dogs.
Well, a nice, fat wild turkey hen just wandered by my rear window. So, I guess I have to join you in that bottle.
A+ for you. We are already dealing with the nightmare.
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.
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.
A for you. We have turkeys around here too. I haven’t seen chicks yet, although I heard they had them several weeks ago.
Sorry to hear that. How old is she?
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.
I”m sorry to hear about your doggie.
OMG! Poor thing. She is not that old at all.
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.
Thanks, SG. She was 10. This is the first time now in 20 years we are dogless.
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.
Ours made it to 13, which is pretty old for a big breed.
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...
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.
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.
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...
Oh no! How scary for you all
America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!
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...
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...
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.
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...
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!
A+ for you!
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.