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Word For The Day, Thursday, March 6, 2014 – zeitgeber
dictionaries ad nauseam | 6 March 2014 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 03/06/2014 4:53:16 AM PST 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".

zeitgeber \TSYTE-gay-ber\ noun
an environmental agent or event that provides the stimulus setting or resetting a biological clock of an organism.

Example sentences:
"Food availability seems to be a weaker zeitgeber than light. Although food is more essential than light for an animal's survival, light exerts a finer control than food availability over the activity rhythm."
— From Roberto Refinetti's 2006 book Circadian Physiology, Second Edition

"Night-shift workers also struggle, he says, because they don't get the environmental and social cues that help adjust the circadian clock. The most important of these cues, called zeitgebers … is sunlight. But a zeitgeber could also be a scrambled-egg breakfast or children coming home from school in the afternoon."
— From an article by Tara Parker-Pope in New York Times Magazine, November 20, 2011

Etymology:
Zeitgebers are nature's alarm clocks—both biologically and etymologically. The word "zeitgeber" derives from a combination of two German terms, "Zeit," which means "time," and "Geber," which means "giver"—so a "zeitgeber" is literally a "time giver." In nature, zeitgebers tend to be cyclic or recurring patterns that help keep the body's circadian rhythms operating in an orderly way. For plants and animals, the daily pattern of light and darkness and the warmer and colder temperatures between day and night serve as zeitgebers, cues that keep organisms functioning on a regular schedule. For humans, societally imposed cycles, such as the schedule of the work or school day and regular mealtimes, can become zeitgebers as well.

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

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1 posted on 03/06/2014 4:53:16 AM PST by secret garden
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To: secret garden

first


2 posted on 03/06/2014 4:53:47 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; Conspiracy Guy; Laura Earl; ...

Rise and shine!


3 posted on 03/06/2014 4:54:20 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

My zeitgeber wakes me at 5 AM, whether I want to, or not.


4 posted on 03/06/2014 4:58:34 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden

Our daily dose of time is a gift; that’s why it’s called “the present”.

Time Is Given

Here my last day before I cross, a magic, mystic river,
You want more time? Here, have some more,
Time rolls by so lazily, so generous a giver.
Take all that you may choose, and care not for,

The ways that you may use. It is a gift.
It’s yours to do with as you may,
No green-eyeshaded clerk will sift,
And sort reports about your day.

Time is given, like sunshine, unending in its glory,
Expanding all around you everywhere.
As you work to write your story,
Be sure to contemplate your words with care.

An ocean of time has flowed by me,
The source seems just as fresh.
I’ve loved the dance and company,
And other pleasures of the flesh.

I have enjoyed the quiet times.
I’ve read ten thousand books,
And music that’s wrapped up in rhymes,
And treasured sultry looks.

The gift of time that I have had,
Is like a tool of sorts,
So carefully the good and bad,
I put in my reports.

I know you’ve read them, and enjoyed,
My childlike glee to write them.
Despite the skill I have employed,
Don’t ask me to recite them.

They stretch back like the days gone past,
In all the varied ways I trod,
I did not think they long would last,
But I have marked the trail I plod.

Tomorrow starts another trail,
Adventure waits once more.
I think I’ll find myself a sail,
When I reach the final shore.

NicknamedBob . . . . February 26, 2005


5 posted on 03/06/2014 5:11:01 AM PST by NicknamedBob (My cleverness often has to be severely constrained in order to fit in a tagl)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa; secret garden; Salamander
Although her presence was impressive, she deserved far more credit for refinement than first zeitgeber.


6 posted on 03/06/2014 5:11:09 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: secret garden

What’s this about a German gay bar?


7 posted on 03/06/2014 5:12:00 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

Government, in its zeitgeber authority over every detail of human life, seeks to control our circadian rhythms through the application of daylight savings time, thereby gilding nature’s lily with bureaucratic superior wisdom.


8 posted on 03/06/2014 5:15:58 AM PST by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: SoothingDave

Sprockets?


9 posted on 03/06/2014 5:17:32 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"yo)
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To: hobbes1

Would you like to pet my monkey?


10 posted on 03/06/2014 5:21:17 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Mine too! But at 5:30. Makes me mad on the weekends!


11 posted on 03/06/2014 5:22:25 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I was like that in college. I would wake up on Sunday by 1 PM for the Steeler game no matter what.


12 posted on 03/06/2014 5:24:09 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Honestly I cannot recall sleeping until noon ever. My zeitgeber clock is set to early no matter what time I go to bed.


13 posted on 03/06/2014 5:27:34 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Hegewisch Dupa
Wow, that was fast!
14 posted on 03/06/2014 5:44:51 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

When I was in the army there was a guy who, in an effort to improve his vocabulary, would randomly pick a word from the dictionary and use it all day long........he was a little weird.


15 posted on 03/06/2014 5:44:55 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
A for you!
16 posted on 03/06/2014 5:45:22 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NicknamedBob
Time has come today.
17 posted on 03/06/2014 5:46:22 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: shibumi
A+ for you and welcome to WFTD!
18 posted on 03/06/2014 5:47:02 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

Not that there’s anything wrong with it.


19 posted on 03/06/2014 5:48:24 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Louis Foxwell

And it makes no sense. All it does is irk me every single time. A for you.


20 posted on 03/06/2014 5:49:40 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Hot Tabasco

He would fit in perfectly here.


21 posted on 03/06/2014 5:50:38 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

uh... that’s what I was thinking but was too embarrassed to post it. I wee that you weren’t.


22 posted on 03/06/2014 5:51:18 AM PST 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

I am awakened every Wednesday morning at 7:30, by the knowledge that I have to post the Word For The Day. It’s my web-zeitgeber.


23 posted on 03/06/2014 5:52:19 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: secret garden
Angesichts der Missgeschicke von der Obama-Regime meine Zeitgeber ist weg.

Was tut man in diesem Fall?


America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

EAGLES UP! Once more unto the breach, my friends, once more!

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)

24 posted on 03/06/2014 5:53:01 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
It's like it's your special purpose. /Navin
Great movie song.
25 posted on 03/06/2014 6:10:51 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Holen Sie sich einen Wecker? A+ for you.


26 posted on 03/06/2014 6:11:52 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

English IS a derivative of German, so it’s no surprise that so much of our vocabulary is German-based.


27 posted on 03/06/2014 6:22:46 AM PST by cloudmountain
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To: secret garden

Wasn’t he traded to the Ottawa Senators yesterday for a third-round draft choice?


28 posted on 03/06/2014 6:24:33 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: secret garden

Which came first - the zeitgeist or the zeitgeber?


29 posted on 03/06/2014 6:34:08 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: SoothingDave
Was hoping they would give her life. her tweets about her imprisonment sounded like a pub stunt.
30 posted on 03/06/2014 6:55:29 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Deleted.


31 posted on 03/06/2014 6:57:22 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: cloudmountain

Among other languages, that’s true. Welcome to WFTD!


32 posted on 03/06/2014 7:02:56 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

We traded our first ever draft pick yesterday, back to Detroit, his hometown. I think we got the better part of that deal.


33 posted on 03/06/2014 7:04:15 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Chicken, egg, what evs. A for you.


34 posted on 03/06/2014 7:05:37 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Lent is the zeitgeber for our soul.


35 posted on 03/06/2014 7:51:10 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

Are you giving up or adding on? A for you.


36 posted on 03/06/2014 8:32:10 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Fasting for all of Lent, and adding a mass and more prayer as well. As I get older, I feel the need to perfect the soul more and more. It sure does need it. ;^)


37 posted on 03/06/2014 8:47:10 AM PST by tioga
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To: secret garden; xsmommy

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3130080/posts

Y’all see this video?


38 posted on 03/06/2014 8:51:24 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

That word suggests food, for some reason...

Obama may have a zeitgeber,
But it really doesn’t show-
No reins have been tightened,
No driver has shouted “whoa”!

Reset and regroup don’t matter-
This cannon has broken loose,
Rolling around the USA deck,
And about to cook our goose

He broke the Russia-reset button
Hillary conjured sometime ago-
And says to fear global warming
With many states buried in snow...


39 posted on 03/06/2014 8:53:14 AM PST by Texan5 (" You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

I was hankering for a zeitberger for lunch.


40 posted on 03/06/2014 8:54:23 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

That’s it exactly!


41 posted on 03/06/2014 8:58:04 AM PST by Texan5 (" You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: secret garden; SoothingDave

Awhile back, I referred to a Chinese food parody, and I just saw it on another thread-

“Did you ever think when you eat Chinese,
It ain’t pork or chicken but a fat Siamese?
Yet the food tastes great, so you don’t complain.
But that’s not chicken in your chicken chow mein.

Seems to me I ordered sweet-and-sour pork
But Garfield’s on my fork.
He’s purrin here on my fork.

There’s a cat in the kettle at the Peking Moon,
The place that I eat every day at noon.
They can feed you cat and you’ll never know,
Once they wrap it up in dough, boy.
They fry it real crisp in dough.”


42 posted on 03/06/2014 9:00:54 AM PST by Texan5 (" You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: SoothingDave

Medea Benjamin was incarcerated in Egypt. Thread was about a code pink protest to be held at Egyptian embassy.


43 posted on 03/06/2014 9:15:11 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
Going to Daylight Saving Time this coming weekend is actually a Zeitnehmer, while getting back the hour in November is a Zeitgeber ...
44 posted on 03/06/2014 9:17:32 AM PST by mikrofon (Donnerstag WFTD)
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To: SoothingDave

Have you ever had an amber alert come over your phone? Xshub and I were en route to DE and had just passed Balt on 95 north when my phone started vibrating and an amber alert for a little girl from Dundalk Md flashed on my screen a few seconds letter xshubs phone via Bluetooth started buzzing through the speakers and his screen then flashed the amber alert. He thought it was bc we had just passed Dundalk. But 2 weeks ago I was in Alexandria and the same thing happened but the alert was for Orange VA. Weird.


45 posted on 03/06/2014 9:28:01 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I don’t think I have that function enabled.


46 posted on 03/06/2014 9:34:10 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

who?


47 posted on 03/06/2014 9:41:46 AM PST by tioga
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To: Hegewisch Dupa
I think Canadian concern for their zeitgebers resulted in their regulation that their pornography be at least 35% domestically produced.
48 posted on 03/06/2014 10:54:10 AM PST by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: NeoCaveman

Insert “Canadian bacon” joke here.


49 posted on 03/06/2014 11:33:31 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: NeoCaveman

Delish curling soft porn @ Post 35 there....


50 posted on 03/06/2014 11:37:07 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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