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Topic: Under certain circumstances there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as...
Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 12:34:35 AM
Just as London is not one endless afternoon tea, L.A. isn't all super-fit, health food-crazy freaks.

Suki Waterhouse
Topic: dumbstruck
Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 12:30:42 AM
1823, from dumb + past participle of strike (v.).

Topic: dumbstruck
Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 12:29:05 AM
You might be dumbstruck by the changes in a town you haven't seen in several years, or dumbstruck with terror on a roller coaster. The adjective dumbstruck describes someone who's rendered speechless by an overwhelming emotion — in other words, struck dumb, or "silent," which is the oldest meaning of the word, directly from the Old English.
Topic: dumbstruck
Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 12:28:05 AM
When you're dumbstruck, you're so amazed or shocked that you can't say a word. You might be dumbstruck with fear when you hear a scary noise upstairs in your supposedly empty house.
Topic: excavate
Posted: Friday, November 03, 2017 11:21:23 AM
Construction crews also excavate when they remove material from the ground. Workers slowly excavate subways tunnels using explosives to break up the rock and earth. Then the workers clear away the materials, hollowing out a tunnel as they go. It often takes a lot of time and effort to excavate. But most people would agree a new subway line is dynamite!
Topic: excavate
Posted: Friday, November 03, 2017 11:19:31 AM
To excavate is to remove or find by digging. If you have rocky soil in your garden, you may have to excavate it to remove the rocks and replace them with additional soil.
Topic: excavate
Posted: Friday, November 03, 2017 11:18:08 AM
1590s, from Latin excavatus, past participle of excavare "to hollow out," from ex "out" + cavare "to hollow, hollow out," from cavus "cave" (from PIE root *keue- "to swell," also "vault, hole"). Related: Excavated; excavating.

Topic: Patriotism is like charity—it begins at home.
Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 12:23:29 PM
Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.

Mark Twain
Topic: Eulogy, n.: Praise of a person who has either the advantages of wealth and power, or the consideration to be dead.
Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017 1:36:04 AM
No eulogy is due to him who simply does his duty and nothing more.

Saint Augustine
Topic: swarm
Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017 1:34:33 AM
swarm (v)
"to leave a hive to start another," also "to gather in a swarm, crowd, or throng," late 14c., from swarm (n.). Compare Dutch zwermen, German schwärmen, Danish sværme. Related: Swarmed; swarming.

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