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Topic: in front of (one's) very eyes
Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 12:52:38 AM
Idiom of the Day
in front of (one's) very eyes — Right in plain sight or while one is watching.
Topic: El Pochó Dance-Drama
Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 12:51:53 AM
Today's Holiday
El Pochó Dance-Drama
St. Sebastian's Day is celebrated throughout Latin America, but the dance-drama El Pochó, which takes place in Tenosique in Tabasco State, Mexico, on this day, is unique. On the morning of January 20, everyone gathers at the prearranged location, a house or a plaza. The pochoveras enter in their long skirts and embroidered blouses and perform the initial dance. Then the cojóes enter, wearing masks with exaggerated features. Soon the tigres (jaguars) invade the dance space, and the cojóes and tigres play at hunting each other until, finally, they join forces to chase the audience.
Topic: The offhand decision of some commonplace mind high in office at a critical moment influences the course of events for a...
Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 12:42:15 AM
Quotation of the Day

The offhand decision of some commonplace mind high in office at a critical moment influences the course of events for a hundred years.

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)
Topic: George Burns (1896)
Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 12:41:09 AM
Today's Birthday
George Burns (1896)
Often remembered as a cigar-puffing nightclub entertainer who continued performing into his late 90s, Burns began his career by forming a comedy team in 1925 with Gracie Allen, whom he married a year later. They performed on radio and television, usually with Allen playing a scatterbrained wife and Burns in the role of an infinitely patient husband.
Topic: Edward VIII Becomes King (1936)
Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 12:39:48 AM
This Day in History
Edward VIII Becomes King (1936)
Edward VIII became king of Great Britain and Ireland upon the death of his father, George V, in 1936. He enjoyed immense popularity until the announcement of his intention to marry Wallis Warfield Simpson, an American in the midst of divorcing her second husband. The government opposed the marriage, and the two sides clashed until Edward executed a deed of abdication, ending a 325-day reign as the first English monarch to relinquish his throne voluntarily.
Topic: Edward VIII Becomes King (1936)
Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 12:39:48 AM
This Day in History
Edward VIII Becomes King (1936)
Edward VIII became king of Great Britain and Ireland upon the death of his father, George V, in 1936. He enjoyed immense popularity until the announcement of his intention to marry Wallis Warfield Simpson, an American in the midst of divorcing her second husband. The government opposed the marriage, and the two sides clashed until Edward executed a deed of abdication, ending a 325-day reign as the first English monarch to relinquish his throne voluntarily.
Topic: Alternative Biochemistry
Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 12:32:12 AM
Article of the Day
Alternative Biochemistry
Theories about extraterrestrial life forms whose biochemistries differ radically from those on Earth have given rise to alternative biochemistry, a speculative science that often appears in works of science fiction. Common examples proposed by scientists in this field include life forms that use elements other than carbon to construct primary cellular structures or those that use solvents other than water.
Topic: unfrequented
Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 12:31:12 AM
Word of the Day
unfrequented
Definition: (adjective) Devoid of creatures.
Synonyms: lonely, solitary
Usage: The reference library is quite unfrequented as a rule, and the silence there is so intense that I often find myself holding my breath in a subconscious effort to remain noiseless.
Topic: Prepositional Phrases
Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 12:18:10 AM
Daily Grammar Lesson
Adverbs of Purpose
Adverbs of purpose (sometimes called adverbs of reason) tell us why something happens or is the case. They can modify verbs, adjectives, or adverbs.
Topic: twinkly-eyed
Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2019 1:29:14 AM
Idiom of the Day
twinkly-eyed — Happy, cheerful, innocent, and good-natured.

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