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Word For The Day, Friday, August 22, 2003
The Verbivores | 8/22/03 | Teacher

Posted on 08/22/2003 5:20:15 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....


rapacious \ruh-PAY-shus\, adjective:
rapaciousness, rapacity; noun
rapaciously; adverb

1. Given to plunder; disposed or accustomed to seize by violence; seizing by force.
2. Accustomed to seize food; subsisting on prey, or animals seized by violence.
3. Avaricious; grasping; extortionate; also, greedy; ravenous; voracious.

[Thy Lord] redeem thee from Death's rapacious claim
--Milton.

Etymology: [From Latin rap x, rap c-, from rapere, to seize. See rep- in Indo-European Roots.]


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Good Morning Students. Welcome to class! Glory, Glory… it is FRIDAY!

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; the whip and chair.

A Klein couple who claimed their house was burned in a hate crime admitted staging the blaze to collect on insurance.

I don't believe in the "hate crime" category personally. If I were to burn down your house, or you to burn down mine, that's a crime. Of course it's a hate crime, 'cause there definitely isn't any love being felt. Classify crime on it's merits. 'premeditated, act of passion, or degree of violence', but don't be adding in a nebulous concept of hate./side note soapbox

It's people like this, whose rapacious desire for quick cash, taint real crimes of cruelty and racism.

Hate Crime 'Victims' Admit ot Arson Scheme

Greed, rapaciously fed
Burnt down the house.
By racists it was said.
But really done by a louse!

1 posted on 08/22/2003 5:20:16 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
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2 posted on 08/22/2003 5:20:32 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: *Students; anniegetyourgun; DainBramage; Slip18; xsmommy; camle; CholeraJoe; theDentist; gas_dr; ...
Yea! It's FRIDAY!
3 posted on 08/22/2003 5:20:40 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: hobbes1
Obviously, I can whenever i Want to.
4 posted on 08/22/2003 5:20:55 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: Countyline; TruthShallSetYouFree; Robert A. Cook, PE; wingnuts'nbolts; SeaDragon; white rose; ...
Yea! It's FRIDAY!
5 posted on 08/22/2003 5:21:00 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RJayneJ; LonePalm; gwmoore; lds23; MeeknMing; Eala; Hegewisch Dupa; Constitution Day; christine; ...
Yea! It's FRIDAY!
6 posted on 08/22/2003 5:21:19 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
YAAAAY! Commando Friday!!!!!!!
7 posted on 08/22/2003 5:21:24 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; ...
Yea! It's FRIDAY!
8 posted on 08/22/2003 5:21:42 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
Hoowdy!!!!
9 posted on 08/22/2003 5:24:18 AM PDT by Gabz (anti-smokers - personification of everything wrong in this country.)
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To: RikaStrom
First? Top Ten?

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)

10 posted on 08/22/2003 5:28:10 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: hobbes1
Goodness! Morning Tiger.
11 posted on 08/22/2003 5:30:02 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: Gabz; LonePalm
Morning Gabz!

Morning Lone!

12 posted on 08/22/2003 5:30:40 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
Wooohooo
13 posted on 08/22/2003 5:32:28 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (If John Kerry was a bobble head doll, he'd need a smaller head.)
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To: hobbes1
do what? get here first? helped that i was in the shower, didn't it?
14 posted on 08/22/2003 5:32:34 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RikaStrom
Gray Davis called Clinton for assistance
But it didn't dampen the voters' resistance.
Perhaps it is his rapacious taxing
That's causing his political axing.
15 posted on 08/22/2003 5:39:58 AM PDT by Texan5
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To: RikaStrom
thank the maker it's friday!!!
16 posted on 08/22/2003 5:40:46 AM PDT by camle (thanx fer asking)
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To: xsmommy
Don't even start. I used to make it a practice of beating you like a red-headed step child, and we both know it.



But, yes, it does make it even easier to know which day of the week you would be in the shower ; )
17 posted on 08/22/2003 5:40:50 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: xsmommy
Are you watching F& F right now????????
18 posted on 08/22/2003 5:41:52 AM PDT by Gabz (anti-smokers - personification of everything wrong in this country.)
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To: Gabz
I only wish ; )
19 posted on 08/22/2003 5:43:38 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: Gabz
you mean anna and her shock absorber brasierre? i don't have a tv in the study, but i saw that a minute ago. also when richard simmons was being fed by the hooters girls.

come to think of it, since the fox studios are so close to the Tiger's ofc, seems he should just go on over there!

20 posted on 08/22/2003 5:46:18 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RikaStrom
Hmmmmm....Lets see, Gurads from the Iraqi Secret Service, a turned down offer of increased American security, and directly targeting one individual....Could the Iraqi UN Bombing have been plotted to cover up the Rapacious U.N. Appetite for Oil-for-food Cash ?

Inquiring Minds want to know.

21 posted on 08/22/2003 5:46:26 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: hobbes1
It's hilarious.

they went from anna Karnikova to Richard Simmons.

As my husband called it - from the princess to the queen.
22 posted on 08/22/2003 5:46:52 AM PDT by Gabz (anti-smokers - personification of everything wrong in this country.)
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To: camle
Or as God says, "Thank me it's Friday".
23 posted on 08/22/2003 5:47:41 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (If John Kerry was a bobble head doll, he'd need a smaller head.)
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To: Gabz
LMAO~!
24 posted on 08/22/2003 5:48:43 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: xsmommy
the routines have been hysterical..........
25 posted on 08/22/2003 5:49:18 AM PDT by Gabz (anti-smokers - personification of everything wrong in this country.)
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To: Gabz
richard simmons might be a fruit, but he is hysterical
26 posted on 08/22/2003 5:53:53 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: hobbes1
Did somebody say "Commando???


27 posted on 08/22/2003 5:53:57 AM PDT by camle (thanx fer asking)
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To: Flurry
i'm welcome
28 posted on 08/22/2003 5:54:38 AM PDT by camle (thanx fer asking)
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To: xsmommy
he's so blatant about that it makes it very funny.
29 posted on 08/22/2003 5:55:36 AM PDT by Gabz (anti-smokers - personification of everything wrong in this country.)
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To: Gabz
the image of him being fed by the hooters girls was priceless.
30 posted on 08/22/2003 5:57:08 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
He's too fruity for me. I like it when he cries with some Phat chick.
31 posted on 08/22/2003 5:58:20 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (If John Kerry was a bobble head doll, he'd need a smaller head.)
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To: Flurry
Morning Flurry
32 posted on 08/22/2003 5:59:01 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
Mornin
33 posted on 08/22/2003 6:00:05 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (If John Kerry was a bobble head doll, he'd need a smaller head.)
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To: RikaStrom
Ok I am going to work... we've got major meetings all day. joy... NOT

Stay out of trouble

34 posted on 08/22/2003 6:00:27 AM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: RikaStrom
i feel like being a troubleMAKER today.....; )
35 posted on 08/22/2003 6:00:56 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
I missed that, sigh..............
36 posted on 08/22/2003 6:00:58 AM PDT by Gabz (anti-smokers - personification of everything wrong in this country.)
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To: Flurry
what's a "phat" chick?
37 posted on 08/22/2003 6:01:15 AM PDT by camle (thanx fer asking)
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To: Gabz
did you see the poor crippled up anna?
38 posted on 08/22/2003 6:01:38 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
LOL!!!
39 posted on 08/22/2003 6:02:36 AM PDT by Gabz (anti-smokers - personification of everything wrong in this country.)
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To: camle
Phat as in some who eats too much phood phor long enough to be phat. Well the fone is ringing I have to go.
40 posted on 08/22/2003 6:05:25 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (If John Kerry was a bobble head doll, he'd need a smaller head.)
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The U.S. judiciary has become downright rapacious in its quest to delete God from the public discourse.
.
Do your part: Stomp the p!ss out of an ACLU lawyer today!
41 posted on 08/22/2003 6:06:07 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper (o)(o)
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To: Flurry
oh! as in blubber, blurb, heffalump, etc...
42 posted on 08/22/2003 6:07:00 AM PDT by camle (thanx fer asking)
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To: TheGrimReaper
Even Bob Barr?
43 posted on 08/22/2003 6:07:15 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: RikaStrom
Apparently, Arnold is a rapacious flirt.

"Like the girl in London when he was lying on the bed, the couch or whatever it was, and touching her and taking a picture," Columbu said. "That stuff is Arnold, he does that. He says, 'You have nice big legs' and touch her, fine. But nothing harmful or telling somebody 'Leave, I am going to be with her alone."' "They love it of course. I've never seen him do something that was, like, out of place. Talking, yes, he would say something like 'Oh, you look so sexy,' 'Oh, ya, you have a nice ass,' but that's it." Flirtation was common in body building circles, he said. "He loves to look at women and flirting was part of our thing. We were very flirty with the men. We were happy doing this and doing that; and with the women, 'oh, look at that one, I like that one, she is blond, she is black haired,' but that is it," he said. "Of course he is not gay, he likes women and not men."

44 posted on 08/22/2003 6:07:39 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
sounds like arnie would fit in with the croqs.
45 posted on 08/22/2003 6:09:10 AM PDT by camle (thanx fer asking)
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To: hobbes1
I suspect that Barr is a double agent. :-]
46 posted on 08/22/2003 6:09:52 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper (o)(o)
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To: camle
oh i would welcome him with open arms into the classroom, camle... : )
47 posted on 08/22/2003 6:10:00 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Did you see the magnificent Dr. Keyes on H&C last nite ?

Put Alan right in his place, it was hysterical.

There is no one, and I mean No One that exhibits the full power of his intellect contemporaneously.......

48 posted on 08/22/2003 6:10:43 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: hobbes1
didn't watch tv last night.
49 posted on 08/22/2003 6:11:20 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Anna... injured?? Say it ain't so.....


50 posted on 08/22/2003 6:11:58 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper (o)(o)
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