The Free Dictionary  
mailing list For webmasters
Welcome Guest Forum Search | Active Topics | Members

Profile: KSPavan
About
User Name: KSPavan
Forum Rank: Advanced Member
Occupation:
Interests:
Gender: None Specified
Home Page
Statistics
Joined: Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Last Visit: Saturday, May 26, 2018 4:14:45 AM
Number of Posts: 3,375
[0.38% of all post / 2.78 posts per day]
Avatar
  Last 10 Posts
Topic: be no slouch
Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2018 4:14:45 AM
Idiom of the Day
be no slouch — To be very hardworking, enthusiastic, and/or skillful.
Topic: D.C. Black Pride Festival
Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2018 4:13:22 AM
Today's Holiday
D.C. Black Pride Festival
The D.C. Black Pride Festival is a social, educational, and fundraising festival originating in the African-American lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community of Washington, D.C. Held each year since 1991 on the long Memorial Day weekend, the D.C. Black Pride Festival draws about 25,000 to the Washington Convention Center, where displays include a health and wellness fair. In addition to activities centered in the exhibition hall, entertainment and social events extend throughout the preceding week, such as a fashion show, film festival, comedy showcase, and poetry slam.
Topic: Everything looms pleasant through the softening haze of time. Even the sadness that is past seems sweet.
Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2018 4:11:11 AM
Quotation of the Day

Everything looms pleasant through the softening haze of time. Even the sadness that is past seems sweet.

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)
Topic: First "Witch" Executed in the British American Colonies (1647)
Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2018 4:05:52 AM
This Day in History
First "Witch" Executed in the British American Colonies (1647)
Nearly 50 years before the infamous trials that resulted in the execution of 20 people as witches in Salem, Massachusetts, Alse Young of Windsor, Connecticut, became the victim of the first recorded execution for witchcraft in the American colonies. Although she may have had a daughter who was also accused of witchcraft 30 years later, very little is known about Young's life, except that she was hanged at Meeting House Square in Hartford.
Topic: Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome
Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2018 4:00:43 AM
Article of the Day
Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome
Lesch-Nyhan syndrome (LNS) is a rare genetic disorder that generally affects males, whose symptoms result from an enzyme deficiency that leads to increased levels of uric acid in the body. The buildup of this toxic waste product causes severe mental and physical problems, including impaired renal function, gout, cerebral palsy, and cognitive impairment. Suffers also often exhibit compulsive self-mutilating behaviors, such as lip and finger biting.
Topic: Subject-Verb Agreement
Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2018 3:57:57 AM
Daily Grammar Lesson
Subject-Verb Agreement
Subject-verb agreement refers to using certain conjugations of verbs with singular subjects and different conjugations with plural subjects.
Topic: rascal
Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2018 3:48:34 AM
Word of the Day
rascal
Definition: (noun) One who is playfully mischievous..
Synonyms: scamp, imp, rapscallion, scallywag
Usage: The young rascal, being expert at a variety of feints and dodges, of which my aunt had no conception, soon went whooping away.
Topic: be given no quarter
Posted: Friday, May 25, 2018 4:29:31 AM
Idiom of the Day
be given no quarter — To be offered no mercy, concession, or indulgence.
Topic: Fête des Stes. Maries de la Mer
Posted: Friday, May 25, 2018 4:28:47 AM
Today's Holiday
Fête des Stes. Maries de la Mer
According to a French legend, St. Sarah, patron saint of gypsies, was the Egyptian handmaid of Sts. Mary Jacoby and Mary Salome, and all three supposedly died in the small Provençal village of Les Saintes Maries-de-la-Mer, where their remains are said to be preserved. During the Festival of the Holy Maries, there is a procession down to the sea for the blessing of the painted wooden vessel known as the "Bark of the Saints," which is believed to contain some of the bones of the saints. Thousands of devout pilgrims make the journey to Les Saintes Maries-de-la-Mer each year.
Topic: To the boy of twenty it seems impossible that he will not love as wildly at sixty as he does then ... His love will never...
Posted: Friday, May 25, 2018 4:26:16 AM
Quotation of the Day

To the boy of twenty it seems impossible that he will not love as wildly at sixty as he does then ... His love will never fall, whoever else's may. Nobody ever loved as he loves, and so, of course, the rest of the world's experience can be no guide in his case.

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)

Main Forum RSS : RSS
Forum Terms and Guidelines. Copyright © 2008-2018 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.