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Old 09-06-2013, 11:06 PM   #71
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snood:
1. A small hairnet or cap worn by women to keep their hair in place.
2. The flap of red skin on the beak of a male turkey.
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Old 09-06-2013, 11:06 PM   #72
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canard:
A false or misleading report or story, especially if deliberately so.
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Old 09-06-2013, 11:07 PM   #73
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Very liberal in giving or bestowing; lavish; as a munificent benefactor.
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Old 09-07-2013, 12:18 AM   #74
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Oh, good grief. Does anyone know how I can print this entire line? I have a blind friend who is very interested in etymology (as I am) and finding new words is one way we entertain ourselves when I spend time with her.

Another is words we just like the sound.
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Old 09-07-2013, 12:23 AM   #75
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Oh, good grief. Does anyone know how I can print this entire line? I have a blind friend who is very interested in etymology (as I am) and finding new words is one way we entertain ourselves when I spend time with her.

Another is words we just like the sound.
Copy and paste onto a blank word document. Then print out.
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Old 09-07-2013, 12:23 AM   #76
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Claire,

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Old 09-07-2013, 12:25 AM   #77
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My two favorite words just for the sound are actually French (I note that is mentioned earlier). Parapluie and pomplemousse (probably both misspelled), umbrella and grapefruit. I just like the way they sound. My blind friend and I can spend hours discussing what language a word is derived from (OK, bad grammar).
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Old 09-07-2013, 12:32 AM   #78
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My two favorite words just for the sound are actually French (I note that is mentioned earlier). Parapluie and pomplemousse (probably both misspelled), umbrella and grapefruit. I just like the way they sound. My blind friend and I can spend hours discussing what language a word is derived from (OK, bad grammar).
I remember them both from French class, love the sound of parapluie!
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Go up to the blue line just below the first "Post Reply" button. Click "Thread Tools", then click, "Show Printable Version". The control P to print it.
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canard:
A false or misleading report or story, especially if deliberately so.
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Does it walk like a duck and talk like a duck? (Canard is French for duck, is it not?)
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