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Word For The Day, Wednesday, August 6, 2003
The Verbivores | 8/6/03 | Teacher

Posted on 08/06/2003 5:10:14 AM PDT by RikaStrom

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”. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the “word of the day”; in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. Practice makes perfect.....post on....


stave \stayve\, noun
staved or stove; staving, stavesverb, intransitive verb
staving, staves intransitive verb

Noun
1. A narrow strip of wood forming part of the sides of a barrel, tub, or similar structure.
2. A rung of a ladder or chair.
3. A staff or cudgel.
4. A set of verses; a stanza
verb, intransitive verb
5. To break in or puncture the staves of.
6. To break or smash a hole in.
7. To crush or smash inward.
8. To furnish with staves.
9. To be or become crushed in.

And answered with such craft as women use, Guilty or guilties, to stave off a chance That breaks upon them perilously. --Tennyson.
All the wine in the city has been staved. --Sandys.

Etymology: [Back-formation from staves, pl. of staff1.]


TOPICS: Education; Humor; Poetry; Word For The Day
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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

Class is now in session. The rules are simple; you get a grade if you use the WFTD in a sentence, haiku, limerick, or quatrain. You get a "+" if you make a link, or make the teacher laugh, or you offer the appropriate bribes. I hold the grade book, and the whip and chair.

To uphold the office they swore an oath!
Cowards and liars with hands at throat
Forgotten
Misbegotten
They but try to stave off a wanted vote

1 posted on 08/06/2003 5:10:15 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: *Students; anniegetyourgun; DainBramage; Slip18; xsmommy; camle; CholeraJoe; theDentist; gas_dr; ...
Morning
2 posted on 08/06/2003 5:10:30 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
hi teachy weachy
3 posted on 08/06/2003 5:10:37 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Countyline; TruthShallSetYouFree; Robert A. Cook, PE; wingnuts'nbolts; SeaDragon; white rose; ...
Morning
4 posted on 08/06/2003 5:10:47 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RJayneJ; LonePalm; gwmoore; lds23; MeeknMing; Eala; Hegewisch Dupa; Constitution Day; christine; ...
Morning
5 posted on 08/06/2003 5:11:03 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
!
6 posted on 08/06/2003 5:11:06 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: Laura Earl; HairOfTheDog; Lunatic Fringe; Dan from Michigan; pankot; thegreatbeast; SCalGal; ...
Morning
7 posted on 08/06/2003 5:11:16 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: xsmommy
it always astounds me when it is something that i don't know anything about, but yet i am able to immediately hone in on the top end of whatever it is.

Then you need to get to sliding down on it a bit.

8 posted on 08/06/2003 5:11:34 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: xsmommy
Goodness. Good Morning Pet.
9 posted on 08/06/2003 5:11:43 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: hobbes1
i didn't need to hear that twice JACK@$$.
10 posted on 08/06/2003 5:12:23 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: hobbes1
Morning Tiger. You seem to be impertinent a little early this morning. :-)
11 posted on 08/06/2003 5:12:30 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
helllllllllllooooooooooooooo!
12 posted on 08/06/2003 5:13:04 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (They're "Smoke Gnatzies" Little minds buzzing into your business. Swat em.)
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To: RikaStrom
impertinent????????? he needs a beating.
13 posted on 08/06/2003 5:13:04 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RikaStrom
Good morning Teach.
14 posted on 08/06/2003 5:13:31 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (See troll....aim....fire)
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To: Flurry
Morning Flurry. Are you recovered from the celebrations?
15 posted on 08/06/2003 5:14:45 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: xsmommy
i didn't need to hear that twice

No, I've been told asking you once is usually sufficient ; )

16 posted on 08/06/2003 5:14:58 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: xsmommy
Well.. offer him up for dodgeball.
17 posted on 08/06/2003 5:15:08 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: dubyaismypresident
Morning Dubya, how are you this fine day?
18 posted on 08/06/2003 5:15:32 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
consider him offered!
19 posted on 08/06/2003 5:15:40 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: hobbes1
you wish.
20 posted on 08/06/2003 5:15:58 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RikaStrom
his skull needs staved (no. 9)
21 posted on 08/06/2003 5:16:48 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RikaStrom
"Da Tatapidda Dodge wud wunnin dood and den dat dam Todd Bodine dot in to my bumpa and put me in da wah. I twied to stave it but it wud too wate." Ward Burton, Driver of 22 car.
22 posted on 08/06/2003 5:17:11 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (They're "Smoke Gnatzies" Little minds buzzing into your business. Swat em.)
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To: RikaStrom
I'm still celebrating. Work is what's messin me up.
23 posted on 08/06/2003 5:18:01 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (They're "Smoke Gnatzies" Little minds buzzing into your business. Swat em.)
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To: RikaStrom
Here's a note from my mommy who says I mus stave home wit dis bad code.
24 posted on 08/06/2003 5:19:51 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: xsmommy
Actually, you have that backwards my stave(3) need skull.....
25 posted on 08/06/2003 5:20:00 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: anniegetyourgun
Is that you Ward?
26 posted on 08/06/2003 5:22:02 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (They're "Smoke Gnatzies" Little minds buzzing into your business. Swat em.)
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To: RikaStrom
Anyone seen my wallet? I can't buy coffee or donuts with out it.
27 posted on 08/06/2003 5:22:03 AM PDT by theDentist (Liberals can sugarcoat sh** all they want. I'm not biting.)
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To: Flurry
Ward?!?!?!? Mrs. Cleaver said he was a little tough on The Beaver last nite....
28 posted on 08/06/2003 5:23:01 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: theDentist
Hobbes had a Roy Rogers wallet a minute ago, was that it?
29 posted on 08/06/2003 5:23:40 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (They're "Smoke Gnatzies" Little minds buzzing into your business. Swat em.)
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To: hobbes1
Not that Ward, see 22.
30 posted on 08/06/2003 5:24:24 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (They're "Smoke Gnatzies" Little minds buzzing into your business. Swat em.)
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To: xsmommy
LOL
31 posted on 08/06/2003 5:24:38 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
Despite a last minute attempt to STAVE OFF the divisiveness that a FRUITY BISHOP will undoubtedly cause in the Episcopal church, they rammed him right through and will permit his ordination. Did anyone see the Epis bishop on O'reilly last night that Bill was asking to reconcile it with Scripture and the guy said that they are NOT scripturally based. that is outrageous to me. the guy ALSO said that Robinson has led a FRUITFUL LIFE> i roared!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
32 posted on 08/06/2003 5:25:02 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RikaStrom
First? Top Ten?

Nice of you to post this while I was driving in to work.

Parking is such street sorrow. -- Mario Andretti

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

33 posted on 08/06/2003 5:25:04 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: Flurry
ROFLOL!
34 posted on 08/06/2003 5:25:29 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: anniegetyourgun
Good Morning Miss Annie! I'm sorry you're feeling bad, don't go near flurry, I don't know if his from a cold or a bad lisp. ;-)
35 posted on 08/06/2003 5:26:31 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: xsmommy
they rammed him right through

Ooooooh, I bet he liked it... ; )

36 posted on 08/06/2003 5:28:08 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: xsmommy
(sigh) That little stunt has brought about the beginning of the end for the Episcopal church. Once the scriptural beings leave, all that will be left will be the freaks.

A+

37 posted on 08/06/2003 5:28:31 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: xsmommy
Hi, teachy weachie? Are you sucking up today, xs? LOL!
38 posted on 08/06/2003 5:28:53 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: Slip18
okay, so fess up, did you and cyber act up last night, since you were bot-less??
39 posted on 08/06/2003 5:30:26 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: LonePalm
LOL, sorry Loney. I was running a touch late today. I had to give serious thought to waking up.

Indonesian Fish
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 T sherry or Cognanc
2 t sugar/splenda
1 t dry mustard
1 t minced garlic
1/2 t chili oil
1/4 t red pepper flakes
1 1/2 pounds catfish fillets (any white fish works)

Cut up fish into small pieces. Mix all other ingredients and pour over fish. Let set for 2 hours, covered in frig. Cook uncovered at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes.

If you are on the Atkins diet, do not cook angle hair pasta to go with it!

40 posted on 08/06/2003 5:31:03 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: xsmommy
Anglican Leaders Say Gay Bishop May Hurt Another pun-worthy title to a story of the Bishop Vicki.
41 posted on 08/06/2003 5:31:06 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (See troll....aim....fire)
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To: RikaStrom; xsmommy
Miss Rika, I have some beautiful apples for you today.

How's that for sucking up?

42 posted on 08/06/2003 5:32:23 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: dubyaismypresident
the fruit gives rise to much fruit in the way of puns!
43 posted on 08/06/2003 5:32:31 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Slip18; secret garden
do NOT let SG near the carmel apples...they would pull her temporary crown right out of her head!! but i wouuld love one!
44 posted on 08/06/2003 5:33:15 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RikaStrom
Tank you vawee much.
45 posted on 08/06/2003 5:33:33 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (They're "Smoke Gnatzies" Little minds buzzing into your business. Swat em.)
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To: xsmommy
the fruit gives rise to much fruit in the way of puns!

At least the puns are fruitful and multiplying.

46 posted on 08/06/2003 5:33:39 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (See troll....aim....fire)
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To: anniegetyourgun
Get better, Annie! I so hate summer colds.
47 posted on 08/06/2003 5:34:18 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: RikaStrom
Good morning. I would've been here on time but I've been reading the Episcopalian threads and links and writing to my priest. I am most upset about the events of the General Convention.
48 posted on 08/06/2003 5:34:38 AM PDT by secret garden (shaking sand from everything)
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To: Slip18
YUM!!
49 posted on 08/06/2003 5:35:29 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
If you are on Atkins, goto Netrition.com, and order the Keto pasta.
50 posted on 08/06/2003 5:36:10 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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