Monday, 19 September 2011

Word of the Day

Monday, September 19, 2011

slum·ber [sluhm-ber]

verb (used without object)
1. to sleep, especially lightly; doze; drowse.
2. to be in a state of inactivity, negligence, quiescence, or calm: Vesuvius is slumbering.
verb (used with object)
3. to spend or pass (time) in slumbering (often followed by away, out, or through ): to slumber the afternoon away.
4. to dispel or forget by slumbering (often followed by away ): to slumber cares away.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Word of the Day

Sunday, September 18, 2011
care·tak·er (kârtkr)
1. One that is employed to look after or take charge of goods, property, or a person; a custodian.
2. One that temporarily performs the duties of an office
*someone who is the recipient of care, rather than the giver.

Word of the Day

Saturday, September 17, 2011

1. a strong rush or sweep; sudden increase a surge of anger
2. (Earth Sciences / Physical Geography) the rolling swell of the sea, esp after the passage of a large wave
3. a heavy rolling motion or sound the surge of the trumpets
4. an undulating rolling surface, as of hills
5. a billowing cloud or volume
6. (Transport / Nautical Terms) Nautical a temporary release or slackening of a rope or cable
7. (Electronics) a large momentary increase in the voltage or current in an electric circuit
8. (Engineering / Mechanical Engineering) an upward instability or unevenness in the power output of an engine
9. (Astronomy) Astronomy a short-lived disturbance, occurring during the eruption of a solar flare

1. (Earth Sciences / Physical Geography) (intr) (of waves, the sea, etc.) to rise or roll with a heavy swelling motion
2. (intr) to move like a heavy sea
3. (Transport / Nautical Terms) Nautical to slacken or temporarily release (a rope or cable) from a capstan or (of a rope, etc.) to be slackened or released and slip back
4. (Electronics) (intr) (of an electric current or voltage) to undergo a large momentary increase
5. (tr) Rare to cause to move in or as if in a wave or waves
[from Latin surgere to rise, from sub- up + regere to lead]

Word of the Day

Friday, September 16, 2011

Dimples are visible indentations of the skin, caused by underlying flesh, that form on some people's cheeks, especially when they smile. They are usually found on both cheeks[citation needed]. Dimples may appear and disappear over an extended period.[1] Dimples may play a role in sexual selection.[2] Some cultures, for example Asian and Indo-ethnic sub-groups, prefer dimples as a sign of attractiveness and veracity.[3] Dimples may be genetically inherited and have been called a simple dominant trait, but there is no scientific evidence for this.[4] hi Dimples may be caused by variations in the structure of the facial muscle known as zygomaticus major. Specifically, the presence of a double or bifid zygomaticus major muscle may explain the formation of cheek dimples.[3] This bifid variation of the muscle originates as a single structure from the zygomatic bone. As it travels anteriorly, it then divides with a superior bundle that inserts in the typical position above the corner of the mouth. An inferior bundle inserts below the corner of the mouth.
Dimple or Dimples may also refer to:

    Thursday, 15 September 2011

    a week in words

    participation in a course in performance art at chapter art centre has prompted a new journal project.

    a word a day, for a week initially, but maybe more.

    just see what comes, what fits. the words are here. the images and other associated articles to follow.

    Word of the Day

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011

    1. Possessing or displaying a strange and otherworldly aspect or quality; magical or fairylike; elfin.

    2. Having power to see into the future; visionary; clairvoyant.

    3. Appearing slightly crazy, as if under a spell; touched.

    4. (Scots.) Fated to die; doomed.

    5. (Scots.) Marked by a sense of approaching death.

    Word of the Day

    Tuesday, September 13, 2011

    Italian for the infinitive form of the verb 'to fly'

    "Penso che un sogno così non ritorni mai più. Mi dipingevo le mani e la faccia di blu; poi d'improvviso venivo dal vento rapito, e incominciavo a volare nel cielo infinito."

    "I think that a dream like that will never return; I painted my hands and my face blue, then was suddenly swept up by the wind and started to fly in the infinite sky."