Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Wednesday, October 23, 2013-- circumscribe
Posted on 10/23/2013 5:33:46 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree
Word For The Day, Wednesday, October 23, 2013-- circumscribe
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".
circumscribe [sur-kuh m-skrahyb, sur-kuh m-skrahyb]
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verb, transitive (used with object)
1. to draw a line around; encircle: to circumscribe a city on a map.
2. to enclose within bounds; limit or confine, especially narrowly: Her social activities are circumscribed by school regulations.
3. to mark off; define; delimit: to circumscribe the area of a science.
4. Geometry .
a. to draw (a figure) around another figure so as to touch as many points as possible.
b. (of a figure) to enclose (another figure) in this manner.
Synonyms restrict, restrain, check, hamper, hinder.
Origin: 13501400; Middle English < Latin circumscrībere, equivalent to circum- circum- + scrībere to write
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.
Let’s see some homework today, gang!
It’s fun to circumscribe ants with a chalk line they can’t cross, then whip out the old magnifying glass. Muahahahaha.
Any proper doctor will tell you you always need to perform a circumscription before the curcumcision. Gotta draw the line somewhere!
Obama drew a red chalk line in the sand and dared the Syrians to cross it. By the time Assad noticed it, it had blown away.
Correct way to circumscribe our Dear Leader. You are having quite the explosion of creativity this morning, sir.
A Jewish man was asked about being circumcised. He explained that the procedure is done on the eighth day of life.
“Did it hurt?”
“Well, I couldn’t walk for a year.”
I think getting circumscribed is for Muzzies only.
A circumscribe is a writer for that Las Vegas show Circum Circum.
Correct. And their annual meeting is called a circumference.
Not fair! I haven’t had my breakfast Bud yet.
I could circumnavigate the globe with all of the circumcision jokes I’ve heard, having misspent my youth as a waiter in the Borscht Belt.
Sadly, Milton Berle is no longer alive to steal that from me...
In the days before video cameras, this would be the guy working with the mohel to document the event ....
Then there’s the one about the mohel who saved the “cuttings” and made them into a wallet. When he rubbed it, it turned into a suitcase.
I was going to ask whether it meant they just draw around the affected body part instead of cutting.
Sorry—I pinged myself instead of the group.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
and it is a roomful of men talking about genitalia!
Probably better that you stayed away. :)
I’m going to just ignore the junk clipping comments...
Obama’s minions must be tired
Of being forced to circumscribe
All chance comments and remarks
Of the suddenly panicking crowd
Of various wizards and webmasters
Who-unlike Amazon-in a crunch
Can’t manage a website without
Getting their panties in a bunch
The private sector websites do
Many times that volume every day
Which only goes to prove-again
Government should just go away...
How is your puppy doing today? Have you resolved the boarding to your satisfaction?
One of your best poems to date.
Well she’s not 100% back to normal, but she’s a little better. She has diarrhea, so i had an unpleasant mess to deal with this AM. Told the dogwalker to just have her in the yard and not to walk her, i don’t want to tax her. xsbaby is home from class and home with her now.
i’m going to wait to decide on the boarding to see how she does over the next few days.
i just saw this on twitter, a website to see if someone died in your house www.diedinhouse.com . I have listened to this FM dj for years but missed his prior discussions of oddball stuff happening in past years in the house where he lives with his wife and kids. But apparently yesterday someone who knew his address plugged it in there and determined that someone HAD died there, and the woman who died was married to someone named Arthur. Apparently in the odd goings on, hearing someone calling the name Arthur was part of it. so totally cool/weird/halloweenish/haunted.
oh for heavens’s sake you have to PAY??? ridic!
I’m keeping that website address for future reference. This house is deathless, but we unknowingly built it on haunted ground-a suicide and some other stuff went down in a barn that once stood there-that is why there are spooks...
Not gonna do it-wouldn’t be prudent...
America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!
Pinging yourself in public?
Thats only ok in the Loops.
I heard he wouldn’t accept payment for his services. He just took tips.
Maybe the weight of Obamacare will finally circumscribe the interloper. When policy hits people squarely in their pocketbook, they tend to sit up and take notice.
Thanks ... I did note that I somewhat “stepped on” a previous post in the same vein — for some reason today, I didn’t do a preview of the full thread before posting which usually circumvents this.
I try to zip up first., so I don’t step on the main vein.... ;-)
Of course, i’m only two feet tall.
OK, probably too late for this conversation. But it is a weird situation.
My hometown Jayhawks have lost 4 straight and find themselves 4-4 with the final game coming up. That’s 4-3 in games that count in the conference.
Now they play their arch-rival Friday for a chance at a playoff game.
Here’s where it gets weird.
The 2nd place team in our conference has had a player declared ineligible because he had a 9th grade year once in Michigan and again in PA. So they have been ruled to forfeit all games this year. They are appealing to the state association.
Playoff pairings are next Monday, so the state must decide quickly.
If the forfeits stand, then my team is in the playoffs. Friday’s game against the hated rival is for 2nd place and a home playoff game. But they will play a playoff game regardless.
Now, if the state over-rules the forfeits, then my team probably has to win to earn any playoff berth. No home game possible.
But it would still be possible, if another team loses, to make the playoffs with a 5 game losing streak.
So, my question is, goodness isn’t this more complicated than it has to be? We used to just figure Gardner points and then be happy.
Gardner Points? Look it up. That means you, xsmommy. It’s part of your heritage. ;-)
This is one of those internet holes. You’ll never find “Gardner Points” and make sense of it.
I’m not Jewish so I’m not circumscribed.
Appears to be a WPIAL thang.
100 points for a win, plus extra for each of the losing teams wins, etc.
I would hope that the ruling will come behind the bracketing. So, the State can rule positive for the offender, but have them lose anyway.
P.S. You might want to...take a little hand in the game. I’ve found this to be useful a couple times the last two years.....
At halftime or on the quarter, visiting teams huddle (at least here) at either end of the field. Coaches have to speak clearly, to get points across. Wander over prior to the break, listen in, and pass the coaching points to your guys.
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