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Topic: The world would do well to reflect, that injustice is in itself, to every generous and properly constituted mind, an injury,...
Posted: Sunday, April 12, 2020 1:06:04 AM
There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.



Charles Dickens
Topic: The world would do well to reflect, that injustice is in itself, to every generous and properly constituted mind, an injury,...
Posted: Sunday, April 12, 2020 1:04:21 AM
Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.




Charles Dickens
Topic: tomfoolery
Posted: Sunday, April 12, 2020 1:02:54 AM
tomfoolery (n.)
"foolish trifling," 1812, from tom-fool + -ery.
Topic: tomfoolery
Posted: Sunday, April 12, 2020 1:02:03 AM
Tomfoolery is a silly-looking word, and it means a silly thing: foolish or ridiculous behavior. Tomfoolery is senseless behavior, like pulling pranks or being obnoxious. If a bunch of students in class keep talking and laughing, the teacher might yell "Stop your tomfoolery!" Tomfoolery can be annoying to others, but it's usually not serious. Committing a crime is a lot worse than tomfoolery. Tomfoolery is more like goofing around or being a clown.
Topic: tomfoolery
Posted: Sunday, April 12, 2020 1:00:48 AM
tomfoolery
Tomfoolery is foolishness. Starting a food fight in a cafeteria is an example of tomfoolery
Topic: Edible, adj.: Good to eat, and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man,...
Posted: Sunday, April 5, 2020 4:31:28 PM
Brain: an apparatus with which we think we think.




Ambrose Bierce
Topic: encumbrance
Posted: Sunday, April 5, 2020 4:30:23 PM
encumbrance (n.)
c. 1300, "trouble, difficulty; ensnarement, temptation," from Old French encombrance "encumbrance, obstruction; calamity, trouble," from encombrer. Meaning "that which encumbers, impediment, obstacle" is from late 14c. in English.
Topic: Edible, adj.: Good to eat, and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man,...
Posted: Sunday, April 5, 2020 4:28:48 PM
Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.



Ambrose Bierce
Topic: encumbrance
Posted: Sunday, April 5, 2020 4:27:22 PM
Something that blocks you from doing what you want to do is an encumbrance, like the rocky soil in your garden that makes it impossible for you to grow tomatoes. A burden or hindrance can also be an encumbrance, the way wearing thick knitted mittens makes it harder for you to dial your cell phone — your mittens are an encumbrance. The word comes from the Latin word incombrare, which means "barricade or obstacle."
Topic: encumbrance
Posted: Sunday, April 5, 2020 4:26:26 PM
A burden or serious concern is an encumbrance. Your being five feet tall could be an encumbrance when it comes to your dream of playing professional basketball.