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Topic: brainwave
Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 1:55:44 AM
Idiom of the Day
brainwave — A sudden idea or moment of inspiration; a brainstorm.
Topic: St. Charlemagne's Day
Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 1:54:54 AM
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St. Charlemagne's Day
Charlemagne wasn't actually a saint at all; he was an emperor and the first ruler of the Holy Roman Empire, crowned in 800 by Pope Leo III. Although he was never able to read and write himself, Charlemagne, whose name means "Charles the Great," founded the University of Paris. In fact, his reign was marked by a huge cultural revival, including significant advances in scholarship, literature, and philosophy. He died on January 28, 814.
Topic: There's none so blind as they that won't see.
Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 1:53:38 AM

Quotation of the Day
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There's none so blind as they that won't see.
Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)
Topic: Arthur Rubinstein (1887)
Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 1:51:24 AM
Today's Birthday
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Arthur Rubinstein (1887)
Rubinstein was a Polish-American pianist whose enormous popularity spanned many decades. He debuted in 1900 and performed with moderate success until the 1930s, when he stopped performing for five years to improve his technique and reemerged as a giant of 20th-century music, active into his 80s. In the US, he was equally noted as soloist and chamber musician. His repertoire ranged from Bach to 20th-century Spanish composers, but he was particularly noted for his interpretation
Topic: Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice First Published (1813)
Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 1:49:32 AM
This Day in History
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Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice First Published (1813)
Austen wrote Pride and Prejudice while living at "Steventon," her father's Hampshire vicarage where she spent the first 25 years of her life. However, the book was not published until much later—in 1813, four years before her death. Like Austen's other novels, Pride and Prejudice is a comedy of manners that depicts the self-contained world of provincial ladies and gentlemen. In 2003, the novel placed second in a BBC poll for the "UK's Best-Loved Book."
Topic: The Suez Canal
Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 1:48:24 AM
Article of the Day
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The Suez Canal
One of the world's most heavily used shipping lanes, the Suez Canal extends 101 mi (163 km) from Port Said to the Gulf of Suez and connects the Red Sea with the Mediterranean Sea, allowing ships to sail directly between the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean. After its completion in 1869, its ownership remained in French and British hands until Egypt nationalized it in 1956, sparking an international crisis, during which it was closed for one of the two times in its history.
Topic: corpulent
Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 1:10:01 AM
Word of the Day
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corpulent
Definition: (adjective) Bulky of body; portly.
Synonyms: rotund
Usage: In his later years, the once-svelte cat took on a more corpulent frame as his mobility decreased.
Topic: Defining the Habitual Aspect
Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 1:00:11 AM
Daily Grammar Lesson
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Defining the Habitual Aspect
The habitual aspect, like the continuous aspect, is also a subclass of the imperfective aspect. It is used when an action occurs repetitively and (usually) predictably.
Topic: a bit out of it
Posted: Monday, January 27, 2020 12:30:48 AM
Idiom of the Day
a bit out of it — Feeling somewhat disoriented, phased, or out of touch with the world; spaced out.
Topic: Birthday of Mozart
Posted: Monday, January 27, 2020 12:30:07 AM
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Birthday of Mozart
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria, on this day in 1756. His achievements in composing operas, chamber music, symphonies, and piano concerti have earned him a reputation as one of the greatest musical geniuses of all time. Mozart's birthday is observed by musical societies all over the world, who often give concerts of his music on this day. The city of his birth also honors him at the end of January with Mozart Week.