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Word for the Day, Monday, March 3, 2014-- salvo
3/3/14 | xs

Posted on 03/03/2014 4:30:57 AM PST by xsmommy

Word For The Day, Monday, March 3, 2014 – salvo


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".

salvo; noun •

Etymology:
1. a. a simultaneous discharge of two or more guns in military action or as a salute b : the release all at one time of a rack of bombs or rockets (as from an airplane) c : a series of shots by an artillery battery with each gun firing one round in turn after a prescribed interval d : the bombs or projectiles released in a salvo 2 : something suggestive of a salvo: as a : a sudden burst b : a spirited attack •

1635–45; < Latin salvō, ablative of salvus safe, found in legal phrases 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....




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Putin denies this is an opening salvo in a war of soviet aggression, no, he's PROTECTING ethnic Russians in the Crimea. oh ok, then.
1 posted on 03/03/2014 4:30:57 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

can someone please ping with an up to date ping list? i am homebound with snow again.


2 posted on 03/03/2014 4:32:05 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Opening class early today! Salvos of congratulations for John Ridley’s Oscar win for “12 Years A Slave” should be resounding locally since he was raised in this suburb and graduated from the local high school. (His daddy was a highly successful eye surgeon. John was not deprived of ANYHING in his childhood.) Guess I’ll have to go see this movie now.


3 posted on 03/03/2014 4:38:19 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

have been awake since 5:30 am EST bc the dang plow came through the cul de sac! only a few inches so far but it is supposedly going to snow an inch an hour until early afternoon. xshub flew out to NYC yesterday afternoon, figuring he could not get there today. xsfiance is supposed to head to Miami for a conference and his Mon AM flight was canceled yesterday, and he rebooked for 6:45 this evening. work and school was canceled as of 7pm last night, but i was awakened by the plow so no sleeping in for me!


4 posted on 03/03/2014 4:45:23 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

ping


5 posted on 03/03/2014 4:46:31 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

We got lucky with this one. About 4 inches of snow yesterday, but then no more. I shoveled the driveway about 3 PM yesterday and was figuring to have to do it again. But I didn’t.


6 posted on 03/03/2014 4:48:24 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

yeah, i don’t think we are going to be lucky.


7 posted on 03/03/2014 4:51:12 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
Tiger has been withdrawing from tournaments lately, i think he knows his time has passed.
8 posted on 03/03/2014 4:53:07 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Good Morning.

What this is about, is securing the ports for the Black Sea Fleet, prior to the arrival of it’s 6 new stealth subs, in 2015....

Oddly, given Putin’s argument...why didn’t our brilliant and esoteric Sec.of State, compare that to Hitler and the Sudetenland ‘38 ?

Instead, he goes on Nat’l T.V. And states that this is not a Zero Sum equation, retreating from what should have been an opening bargaining position.

Past, it would seem is prologue.


9 posted on 03/03/2014 5:05:42 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"yo)
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To: hobbes1

and we have morons at the helm.


10 posted on 03/03/2014 5:12:38 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Kerry will secure “Peace in our time”

And fwiw..I don’t believe they are morons. I believe they are actively undermining U.S. National Security interests.

Every foreign policy decision, has resulted in steps toward that end.

Prematurely leaving Iraq, now Afghanistan.

Trying to circumvent Gitmo.

Allowing Assad to remain.

Allowing Egypt to explode.

Trying to keep Iranian Nuke scientists alive from the Mossad

Allowing Iran to keep on truckin with it’s nuke program,

Now allowing Putin to take total control of his only warm weather, and Atlantic port.

Isolating Israel.

One or two, os moronic, in total, it’s treasonous complicity, in furthering a new Soviet inspired Axis of Evil.


11 posted on 03/03/2014 5:22:17 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"yo)
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To: hobbes1

Rubio is the only counterweight i have heard thus far.


12 posted on 03/03/2014 5:27:59 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

weren’t you in favor of partition of Ukraine last week? Putin has the same idea.


13 posted on 03/03/2014 5:29:10 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: hobbes1; xsmommy

I think we can depend on 0bama and crew to salvo the problems we face.


14 posted on 03/03/2014 5:32:46 AM PST by NicknamedBob (My cleverness often has to be severely constrained in order to fit in a tagl)
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To: xsmommy

I don’t know about being in favor or not, but I did say it looked like a likely outcome.


15 posted on 03/03/2014 5:34:04 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

or an excuse for Putin to get his nose in there.


16 posted on 03/03/2014 5:39:21 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
pretty strong from the WaPo.
17 posted on 03/03/2014 5:40:17 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: NicknamedBob

yes it’s a solving salvo. A++


18 posted on 03/03/2014 5:40:39 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
i am homebound with snow again.

Sounds like a great opportunity for an all-day paczki making marathon.

19 posted on 03/03/2014 5:58:14 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: SoothingDave

End of last week, we were in the 12-18 inch target zone, our crews were told to be on standby to put heavy equipment up on the highways. Glad it went elsewhere, I’m sick of the fish having a roof over them this winter. I don’t ice fish.


20 posted on 03/03/2014 6:02:16 AM PST by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

PACZKI!!!!! Where I live now it’s all italians. Where i grew up was all portagees and pole-locks. I miss some of those old flavors of home.


21 posted on 03/03/2014 6:03:53 AM PST by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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To: SoothingDave; xsmommy

We got a dusting Sun morning then nothing. Happy, happy, happy.

Today is Buffy’s birthday. Poor thing gets to celebrate by going to the groomers today, tomorrow she gets spayed.


22 posted on 03/03/2014 6:04:30 AM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy
My favorite Texas actor fired a salvo to the atheists last night.
23 posted on 03/03/2014 6:08:21 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

but he won the Nobel Peace Prize for crying out loud, they DARE betray him?


24 posted on 03/03/2014 6:10:26 AM PST by tioga
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To: Travis T. OJustice
What type of area attracted the Portuguese and the Poles? That’s a unique combo!
25 posted on 03/03/2014 6:18:32 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: xsmommy

Mr. Putin’s opening salvo
Could make Ukraine the new Sarajevo
But with Barry and Kerry
It just seems so merry
They’ve all but stood up and yelled “Bravo!”


26 posted on 03/03/2014 6:25:16 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: secret garden

didn’t watch but that was great that he thanked God. he deserved the Oscar for Dallas Buyers club. he needs to gain some of that weight back even still! and the haters gonna hate, they will wise up eventually, but perhaps too late.


27 posted on 03/03/2014 6:29:46 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

never made them, send me your recipe!


28 posted on 03/03/2014 6:30:45 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

A+++


29 posted on 03/03/2014 6:31:08 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

and “LET’S PARTY!” at the dnc happy hour. A++++


30 posted on 03/03/2014 6:32:00 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Talk about an opening salvo....
31 posted on 03/03/2014 6:32:30 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

imagine the Obam torso juxtapositioned with that, and you see what our chances are!


32 posted on 03/03/2014 6:33:39 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I never made them either. My dad, however, used to go to town for hours with a vat of boiling oil, a wife-beater covered in powder sugar little paczki cooling on every square inch of counter space.


33 posted on 03/03/2014 6:33:59 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

sounds sooooo good!


34 posted on 03/03/2014 6:34:32 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
.....vs.....
35 posted on 03/03/2014 6:41:15 AM PST by tioga
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To: Hegewisch Dupa; xsmommy

Are those like Italian zepolles? I made a coffee cake last night, anticipating an ice day here and everyone is off, from schools to colleges and the spouse is calling a delayed opening which may extend to tomorrow. It’s good to be the boss.


36 posted on 03/03/2014 6:42:46 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy
.....LOL
37 posted on 03/03/2014 6:43:07 AM PST by tioga
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To: Travis T. OJustice

Yes, we were all dreading a foot of snow according to forecasts last Thursday/Friday.


38 posted on 03/03/2014 6:43:19 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: tioga
a good Lenten reflection.
39 posted on 03/03/2014 6:43:59 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

They’re like donuts, but made by Pollacks.


40 posted on 03/03/2014 6:44:29 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

41 posted on 03/03/2014 6:45:29 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Oscars full of grammar flubs & mispronunciations"

Too bad they are not members of WFTD!

42 posted on 03/03/2014 6:45:52 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SoothingDave

Got it.


43 posted on 03/03/2014 6:46:33 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

similar to the extent they are both fried dough.


44 posted on 03/03/2014 6:46:52 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

seem very similar, though the Italian ones seem a bit lighter and airy-er


45 posted on 03/03/2014 6:47:23 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: afraidfortherepublic

sounds nightmarishly bad.


46 posted on 03/03/2014 6:49:47 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I thought Steve McQueen was dead.


47 posted on 03/03/2014 6:53:11 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: Hegewisch Dupa
What type of area attracted the Portuguese and the Poles? That’s a unique combo!

Ludlow, Massachusetts, next town over from where I grew up. Chicopee and Holyoke are close by, too. Right outside of Springfield. There were a bunch of mills in the area around the time they were emigrating.

48 posted on 03/03/2014 6:54:44 AM PST by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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To: SoothingDave

LOL@! so did i! i know paul newman is gone, maybe that’s who we were thinking of?


49 posted on 03/03/2014 6:56:40 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
OMG he IS dead! died in juarez.
50 posted on 03/03/2014 6:57:59 AM PST by xsmommy
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