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Word for the Day, Monday, March 31, 2014-- rapacious
3/31/14 | xs

Posted on 03/31/2014 5:28:02 AM PDT by xsmommy

Word For The Day, Monday, 3/31/14

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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".

rapacious; adj.

1. given to seizing for plunder or the satisfaction of greed. 2. inordinately greedy; predatory; extortionate: a rapacious disposition. 3. (of animals) subsisting by the capture of living prey; predacious. Synonyms ravenous, voracious, grasping; preying. "Fortunately for those who pay their court through such foibles, a fond mother, though, in pursuit of praise for her children, the most rapacious of human beings, is likewise the most credulous; her demands are exorbitant; but she will swallow any thing." Jane Austen.

Etymology: 1645–55; < Latin rapāci- (stem of rapāx greedy, akin to rapere to seize; see rape1 ) + -ous

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1 posted on 03/31/2014 5:28:02 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden; VRWCmember; SoothingDave; rarestia; Texan5; NicknamedBob; TruthShallSetYouFree; ...

Snowed yesterday, but highs in the mid to upper 60s are forecast for this week.


2 posted on 03/31/2014 5:29:06 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

My “hip hop” name is

“Rap-pacious B”


3 posted on 03/31/2014 5:30:38 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: MrB

That’s a perfect name for you!! A+++


4 posted on 03/31/2014 5:31:06 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Obama’s becoming rapacious
Not like Clinton; Oh my, goodness gracious!
Barry’s not chasing tail
But his huge epic fail
Is fallacious, though hardly fellatious


5 posted on 03/31/2014 5:40:19 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

perfect, with a little filth thrown in ; ) A++++


6 posted on 03/31/2014 5:41:17 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Our rapacious CEO, while fulfilling his own needs, left most other departments to run on no more than duck tape and bubble gum.


7 posted on 03/31/2014 5:53:48 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: xsmommy

We had an egg hatch overnight. So, one of our bantam chickens is a mother now. The other egg will hopefully hatch soon.

The eagles in Pittsburgh have had 2 of 3 hatch. Remember the one who fought off the raccoon?


8 posted on 03/31/2014 6:10:54 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

I had totally counted on three; figuring the rule only applied to chickens


9 posted on 03/31/2014 6:17:53 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: xsmommy

“Our rapacious federal government, not satisfied with its spoils, greedily demands more plunder this April 15.”


10 posted on 03/31/2014 6:19:38 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: xsmommy

I have been rapacious about my brownie points at church (jk) until Saturday night when it all blew apart. A whole year of RCIA, I have started helping out as Eucharistic minister....then I went to a party. Pig roast - delicious. They raised the pig themselves and roasted it. It was a 50th wedding anniversary party for one of my drivers. My fav dem one. His wife was roasting him, when she pulled out a pair of bright green speedo underwear and announced that “tioga” had given them to her husband....everyone’s head turned to me as she pointed to me. Yep. Fr. Brian, too. I told her she blew a whole year of good behavior for me.


11 posted on 03/31/2014 6:23:08 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

Don’t count the 3rd out yet.


12 posted on 03/31/2014 6:26:02 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: tioga

It was obviously understood as a joke, right?


13 posted on 03/31/2014 6:27:04 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Good morning - snow this late in the year is just crazy! We have a forecast of some big rain even headed this way this coming weekend....I wonder what it will do when it hits the East Coast? More snow or you?


14 posted on 03/31/2014 6:31:38 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: xsmommy

It was 34 this morning when I let the rapacious chickens out to ravage the leftovers from the spouse’s dinner last night. I think Penelope was eyeing them from inside their run since sunup. They LOVE leftover lettuce and tomatoes.


15 posted on 03/31/2014 6:36:28 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

I hope, as it was a joke.


16 posted on 03/31/2014 6:38:08 AM PDT by tioga
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To: secret garden

We have an officer down across the street from a local hospital. I am hearing he did not make it. Now they have the bomb squad on scene. Scary things unfolding.


17 posted on 03/31/2014 6:39:15 AM PDT by tioga
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To: rarestia

i think you must work in Dilbert’s ofc! A+++


18 posted on 03/31/2014 6:42:57 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

congrats on your hatchling! is she acting like a mother hen ought??


19 posted on 03/31/2014 6:45:03 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

and they make me SICK! A+++


20 posted on 03/31/2014 6:45:35 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

you are wilder than we give you credit for!


21 posted on 03/31/2014 6:46:07 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

aw good for them! A+++


22 posted on 03/31/2014 6:46:34 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

We never throw food away anymore. They will eat anything.


23 posted on 03/31/2014 6:49:19 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

No, we hatched the chick in an incubator in the house. We did bring the mother in to show her, but don’t know if she knows what’s what.


24 posted on 03/31/2014 6:51:36 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave; secret garden; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; Hegewisch Dupa; tioga

Paula and i met two other former Gonzaga hockey moms for lunch on Sat. It was rainy, and we were meeting on Capital Hill which is a pain in the behind as far as parking goes. i whined a bit seeing if xshub would volunteer to take and pick me up, but he had something to do and couldn’t. so anyway, i sucked it up and went. it was a TURKISH restaurant, called Cafe 8. Denice, the mom that organized the lunch, is a reg, knows the owners and the staff, and they came out to meet us, etc. One of the other moms lived in Turkey for a few years growing up, bc her dad was foreign service, so she is drooling over this menu. Paula and i talked before going and i said Paula, it says TURKISH on Yelp! she said there’s a spinach feta omelette on the brunch menu, i said oh ok, good. So we get there and the waiter says oh btw, we are not offering the brunch menu today. oh greeeeaaat. i ordered shrimp, figuring it’s something i know i like. the two turkish food fans ordered DONER kabobs. still not sure what DONER is, but it sounds like DONOR and that just doesn’t sound appetizing to me. Denice offered me a taste and it tasted good, but i just couldn’t see ordering something totally foreign when it could potentially be revolting. Anyway, i feel incredibly hep for having eaten there, the food was good. i can’t say i’d rush to go back, but i feel culturally enriched : )


25 posted on 03/31/2014 6:53:56 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

i refuse to accept any more snow. i just won’t have it, so don’t even try sending any! LOL!


26 posted on 03/31/2014 6:54:46 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

i feel bad for her now.


27 posted on 03/31/2014 6:55:36 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

What is going on there?


28 posted on 03/31/2014 7:00:25 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: xsmommy

It was probably lamb but I would have had to know first too!


29 posted on 03/31/2014 7:02:11 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: xsmommy

I wish the rain would stay in Texas - we need it!


30 posted on 03/31/2014 7:03:05 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: xsmommy

Well, I wouldn’t worry about it too much. What with all the science and nifty incubating gadgets it seems kind of primitive to have a bird sit around on an egg. And they lay eggs all the time. They rarely are in the mood to sit on them, so I don’t even know if she would have.

And it’s been cold enough the last three weeks or so that I doubt one would have been viable anyway had she sat on it.


31 posted on 03/31/2014 7:04:34 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

well there was stuff clearly listed as lamb. i haven’t had lamb in probably 45 years or so? My grandmother was the only one who would cook it. my mother didn’t like it and therefore never made it. i remember liking it ok, but have no recollection of how it tastes.


32 posted on 03/31/2014 7:05:46 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

i guess you are right. she doesn’t necessarily feel they are her children, i guess. just something she produces that you guys collect.


33 posted on 03/31/2014 7:06:54 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Yes, if none are broody, I would have done it that way too. Easier on the hens. Now you can watch her teach them how to eat and gather them up under her each night to sleep. Those are fun parts.


34 posted on 03/31/2014 7:07:26 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

You are more food adventurous than me. I would have sipped my water and grabbed a nutrigrain bar from my purse on the way home. Are their kids all doing well? All of them still playing hockey somewhere?


35 posted on 03/31/2014 7:09:07 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Nick is at the U of Delaware, not playing, but he is in a program to be an athletic trainer and has an internship with the Flyers fall semester for that. He and his dad are huge Flyers fans. Marquis, i forget where he is, but he does play hockey in their club program, whichever school he is in. They are both juniors.


36 posted on 03/31/2014 7:12:05 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

My best friend has a son there.


37 posted on 03/31/2014 7:13:17 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

its the alma mater of xsfiance’s dad. he was a LAX stud there back in the day and one of his records still stands and so there’s a plaque with his name on it in their clubhouse somewhere.


38 posted on 03/31/2014 7:14:41 AM PDT by xsmommy
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I hope the Flyers treat him better than the Rangers treated our friend’s son. After using him to set up their youth hockey program and making it into something amazing, they couldn’t find him a paying job in the organization.


39 posted on 03/31/2014 7:14:48 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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That is a shame, but at least he has some great experience to put on his resume, for having done that.


40 posted on 03/31/2014 7:15:52 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

The chick will be in the house for a while.


41 posted on 03/31/2014 7:20:55 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

I guess it is a cultural thing - “might” be some other kind of meat (possibly something gross) but, like you, I’m not familiar with the taste of lamb either. I just googled the name and it listed that it is usually made with lamb


42 posted on 03/31/2014 7:27:55 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

i was telling my friend at work about it and she said there had been something on the food network about how it is made, and how the meat is sliced in thin strips and spiced and wrapped around a spit, wider at the top than the bottom so that the juices will flow down and flavor the meat, and it is slow roasted.


43 posted on 03/31/2014 7:39:32 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave; Hegewisch Dupa
Here come da judge. The only problem with this is that Nuts notoriously think they are cured and no longer in need of meds, so then they stop taking them and then flip out.
44 posted on 03/31/2014 7:57:26 AM PDT by xsmommy
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I can’t believe she has been collecting the same enormous salary while not working for two years!


45 posted on 03/31/2014 8:00:54 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy
Sounds like grounds to appeal any decision she might make in the future. Unless she has documentary evidence of the ongoing taking of her medication and the efficacy it has in correcting her brain chemistry.
46 posted on 03/31/2014 8:00:58 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

I felt the same way about the roasted pig. LMAO It was delish, but really, I am not a farm girl and eating the pet pig sounded revolting. I had seconds, though.


47 posted on 03/31/2014 8:01:20 AM PDT by tioga
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To: secret garden

it is ludicrous.


48 posted on 03/31/2014 8:16:02 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

and i don’t know what sort of evidence could satisfy that standard [proving efficacy of correcting her issue].


49 posted on 03/31/2014 8:18:41 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

the only roasted pig i have ever had was at luaus in Hawaii, and it didn’t taste quite “right” to me. i like ham and i like pork, and this didn’t really taste like either.


50 posted on 03/31/2014 8:19:38 AM PDT by xsmommy
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