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Word For The Day, Wednesday, April 16, 2014-- dreadnought

Posted on 04/16/2014 5:12:50 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree

Word For The Day, Wednesday, April 16, 2014-- dreadnought

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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".

dreadnought [ dred-nawt]

hear it pronounced

noun

1. a type of battleship armed with heavy-caliber guns in turrets.
2. an outer garment of heavy woolen cloth.
3. a thick cloth with a long pile.
4. (slang) a heavyweight boxer
5. a person who fears nothing

Origin: From the British battleship Dreadnought, launched in 1906, the first of its type.
1800–10; dread + nought (fear nothing)

Related forms

dreadnaught

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"In the duel of sex woman fights from a dreadnought and man from an open raft."
--H.L. Mencken
1 posted on 04/16/2014 5:12:51 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

Even though we got a dusting of the white stuff last night, you guys are not getting a snow day. So, let’s see some homework.


2 posted on 04/16/2014 5:14:34 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Paraphrasing Psalm 23...

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I

dreadnought.


3 posted on 04/16/2014 5:16:45 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: TruthShallSetYouFree
the dreadnoughts of the current generation portend the ultimate demise of Christianity. this is very thought provoking.
4 posted on 04/16/2014 5:22:40 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree; MrB

5 posted on 04/16/2014 5:23:40 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

6 posted on 04/16/2014 5:24:45 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Almost a dreadnought in the pop country music world, this one remains a sweet girl at heart.
7 posted on 04/16/2014 5:24:52 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Morning Truth!


8 posted on 04/16/2014 5:25:11 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"yo)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree; MeganC
Dreadnought:

Super Dreadnought:

Ultra Dreadnought:


9 posted on 04/16/2014 5:27:20 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Not just one dreadnought, but six of them, packing brass ovaries.
10 posted on 04/16/2014 5:27:46 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: MrB
A++

gold

Nicely done!

11 posted on 04/16/2014 5:28:41 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

The Dreadnought Story | C.F. Martin & Co.


12 posted on 04/16/2014 5:29:00 AM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: secret garden

she is just so sweet for having done that.


13 posted on 04/16/2014 5:30:14 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
A+++

silver

A couple of more years of this Regime and we'll all be speaking Muslim.

14 posted on 04/16/2014 5:30:20 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: KC_Lion
A+++

bronze

Excellent graphic!

15 posted on 04/16/2014 5:31:17 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: xsmommy

I dread lox without a bagel and cream cheese.


16 posted on 04/16/2014 5:32:19 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: hobbes1

Good morning, hobbes.


17 posted on 04/16/2014 5:32:43 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Someone say "Dread"?

18 posted on 04/16/2014 5:33:16 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: KC_Lion

Outstanding graphics! If you’re trying to get on the teacher’s good side, it’s working! (Although direct wire transfers to my account work a little bit better...)


19 posted on 04/16/2014 5:34:39 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: KC_Lion

Dreadnought
20 posted on 04/16/2014 5:36:05 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: secret garden

A+++
As with insider trading, messing with IRS refunds can be quite lucrative, but there is usually a paper trail left behind.


21 posted on 04/16/2014 5:37:47 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: Second Amendment First

A+++
Very interesting. I had no idea there was a Dreadnought guitar.


22 posted on 04/16/2014 5:39:22 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree; Dreadnought

Dreadnought is a poster at FRee Republic and at Lucianne. He is one of the good ones! He posts the most interesting articles.


23 posted on 04/16/2014 5:39:48 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Happy DC emancipation day. A day when my parking garage closes and i have to park another block farther away and pay $5 more [total of $20] for the privilege. Never can remember when it is, so it's always a shock to pull up at 6:30 am to have the garage shut tight.
24 posted on 04/16/2014 5:43:16 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

It snowed on me (lightly) when I filed my taxes yesterday! Grrrr. And I’d gone out without a coat! Brrrr. But it is all gone today.


25 posted on 04/16/2014 5:43:54 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SoothingDave

As you wish.


26 posted on 04/16/2014 5:44:18 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

A++
My 2 1/2 year-old granddaughter has seen The Princess Bride a few dozen times, as her older siblings love the movie. When I prompt her by saying “I am Inigo Montaya,” she responds (with a slight Spanish accent) “You killed my father. Prepare to die!”


27 posted on 04/16/2014 5:44:33 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: RandallFlagg

A+++
We should send a few of those babies to Ukraine.


28 posted on 04/16/2014 5:45:52 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Good job pinging him.


29 posted on 04/16/2014 5:46:47 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: xsmommy
Never can remember when it is,

They ought to announce it with, I dunno, an Emancipation Proclamation!

30 posted on 04/16/2014 5:48:32 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

It was strange to behold the grass and cars still covered this morning. It was 80 degrees two days ago. Someone get Al Gore on the courtesy phone.


31 posted on 04/16/2014 5:50:54 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Mandy Patinkin is doing some sort of concert at the fancy hall in town. Singing, I guess.

I wonder if he does the line at some time during the show.

I mean, he’d have to, right?


32 posted on 04/16/2014 5:53:24 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

So, they close the garage? Why aren’t they open for all the holiday revelers?


33 posted on 04/16/2014 5:56:19 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: RandallFlagg

nice!


34 posted on 04/16/2014 5:59:33 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: KC_Lion; TruthShallSetYouFree; secret garden; SoothingDave; hobbes1; xsmommy; MHGinTN; neverdem; ...

Been onboard the BB Texas many times: It started me on my love of engineering and big steam things. (Well, it is impressive for a 7-year old to look at a steam engine, see the top of the open piston and realize “I could stand in that thing and ride up and down all day ...” )

It is an ironic - or iconic? - reflection of the 1890’s - 1912’s dreadnought Navy buildup before WWI that the British were far ahead of all the world’s Navies measured by the 1880-1890-1900 type less-than-dreadnought big ships.

Then they “invented” the Dreadnought - all big gun, very highly armored, very large, long-range fast (for its time) single ship. So, all at once, all of the world’s “old” ships were suddenly obsolete.

including all of the existing big British ships!

OOpsie.

Now, in just one year, all the Germans had to do was launch three dreadnoughts (instead of 20 or 30 big older ships) and the Germans would have caught up with the British and passed them. So, because of the fundamental and massive improvements in the Dreadnought-style battleship, the British made it suddenly possible for the Germans to “win” the very naval buildup they had previously been far, far behind in, and the naval arms race to WWI was accelerated!


35 posted on 04/16/2014 6:03:31 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: SoothingDave
Seeing Mandy Patinkin in TV shows like Homeland and Criminal Minds, one may not realize what an incredible, unusual voice he has.

Over the Rainbow.

36 posted on 04/16/2014 6:05:21 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

A+++
A rare grade for an outstanding analysis using today’s word!


37 posted on 04/16/2014 6:07:26 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

My Oooopsie—the grade is so rare, I left out a +.
A++++


38 posted on 04/16/2014 6:08:16 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: SoothingDave

the garage is mostly used by District employees and there are contract parkers on the one floor. so i guess they figure with them being off, it isn’t worth it. They don’t open on weekends, so it’s not a concern for making $, they are only interested in serving their tenants, i guess.


39 posted on 04/16/2014 6:15:22 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

8<)


40 posted on 04/16/2014 6:16:37 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: xsmommy

You’d think that since it is always the day after tax day, that you would figure out the pattern. ;-)


41 posted on 04/16/2014 6:23:21 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

never before knew when it was, and never paid attention to the date. maybe next year i will remember.


42 posted on 04/16/2014 6:33:38 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Of late my entire life seems to be cloaked in a dreadnought of disappointment, failure, bleak outlooks, the links of life’s chain are heavier and slowing the ability to fight back,.


43 posted on 04/16/2014 6:39:05 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: theDentist

A++
Cheer up. You have friends here.


44 posted on 04/16/2014 6:41:22 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: xsmommy

Have Siri set a reminder for you.


45 posted on 04/16/2014 6:47:56 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: theDentist


46 posted on 04/16/2014 6:59:46 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: theDentist

three things to cheer you up: key lime pie, scotch on the rocks and a beautiful beach.


47 posted on 04/16/2014 7:00:28 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I’m thinking rum goes better with the lime and beach. ;-)


48 posted on 04/16/2014 7:03:46 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

ok feel free to substitute. i have a tin ear/palate for alcohol, and what goes with what.


49 posted on 04/16/2014 7:07:18 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

my future SIL asked to carpool with me this AM. i don’t mind too much, though i like my AM routine of Starbucks, drivetime radio and no passengers for the drive in. But he doesn’t need to be working 12 hour days indefinitely. He is a very hard worker and has already impressed his superiors, but this is not sustainable over the long haul and i think he needs better time management and prioritizing.


50 posted on 04/16/2014 7:10:35 AM PDT by xsmommy
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