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notorious

/nə(ʊ)ˈtɔːrɪəs/ [no-tory-us]
adjective
Famous or well known, typically for some bad quality or deed.

Origin
Late 15th century (in the sense ‘generally known’): from medieval Latin notorius (from Latin notus ‘known’) + -ous.

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"A crook of note", the newspaper said.
"Notorious", the dictionary's 'stead.
No good news, only stuff of dread.
I just might decide to remain in bed.

Fall Fashion Fail

Green plaid with buttons
For light work or sitting
Outdoor fun or shut-ins
Comfy, loose fitting.

Maine Guide Shirt
Long called, I've been told
But here's the hurt,
My size: no longer sold.


decant

/dɪˈkant/
verb
[with object]
1 Gradually pour (wine, port, or another liquid) from one container into another, typically in order to separate out sediment.
1.1 British Temporarily transfer (people) to another place.

Origin
Mid 17th century from medieval Latin decanthare

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The number and variety of decanters on someone's dry bar is pesumably an indicator of their class...or perhaps their love of drink and maybe dey can't stop.

Algot boosted

I need to find a literary agent. Tricky thing is everyone I talk to says - oh you have to 'know someone'....

I have this book that needs to be published, and read - widely.

My book is called #YesICan and is the sort of thing someone at an airport would buy. Motivational, yet psychology based, and practically written.

Hints of advice are welcome.
#amwriting #writing

sunny skies aloft
crusty white snow, not so soft
early winter scene



Sunday Sillies -Wicked Wonderful Wordies -

Good morning from here, puzzle fans!

Idioms or common phrases (American/English) are represented by the position, shape or arrangement of words in or around a square.

Can you figure out this week's wordie? It would be wicked wonderful if you can.

Please use CW to submit your answers, thanks. Give everybody the chance to guess.

Hint: not old

Embroidery is a simple with one answer. Start with one of the letters with a gray background and move to the next letter, but only horizontal or vertical from where you start. No diagonals - each square just once.

Please use DM or CW to give answers to let everyone enjoy the search!

Starting with one of the letters in a
gray square, find the hidden word.
Next letter horizontal or vertical from
the first. No diagonals.
No square may be used again.

syncretism

/ˈsɪŋkrɪtɪz(ə)m/
noun
mass noun
The amalgamation or attempted amalgamation of different religions, cultures, or schools of thought.

Origin
Early 17th century from modern Latin syncretismus

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All our attempts at syncretism are predicated on the peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Each component is from very different origins, with different developmental processes, and yet, the combination represents one of the most widely accepted aggregations known to man.

In American cowboy movies, I think maybe the equivalent of today's CGI special effects was all the actors pointlessly riding at a gallop.

I mean, they seemed to do it while just going somewhere, instead of walking the horses to preserve them.

Add in the gunfights, of course.

Algot boosted

I'm gonna keep posting this until one of you fucking boosts it

@anthonix

Thank you for connecting.

This fediverse place is great, in my experience. I hope you will have a similar time.

I would recommend that you take a little time to work on a self-descriptive profile and do some posts. People will know what your interests are and will be more likely to connect with you, too.

Have fun.
Be creative.
Be safe.

swish

/swɪʃ/
verb
1 no object, with adverbial of direction Move with a hissing or rushing sound.
1.1 with object Cause to move with a hissing or rushing sound.
noun
A hissing or rustling sound.
Origin
Mid 18th century imitative.

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The hissing swish of tires in the moderate rain also resulted in clouds of dense mist thrown up by the treads of tires. Tom found it difficult to judge the distance to the car in front of him in the twilight.

@s

Mycket glad att vintern är här ...

I love snow!

@s

I thank you for the follow...and the challenge. I cannot begin to decipher your user name which appears to be a vertical squiggle.

It also appears that you write in Swedish. While my name is Swedish, I regret I am mostly ignorant of my father's native tongue.

I see that your account has been around since June, but with only a few posts. Please post more!

I would like to get to know more about you. Maybe I can begin to learn Swedish.

Love that "box of mushrooms".

@shahaan

Thank you for connecting.

It is interesting that you've gotten back into this social media thing at about the same time as a bunch of people in South Asia. Several new voices are here and sharing their experience.

It may turn out that my toots are not significant to you over time. Feel free to drop me, as you see fit.

Have fun.
Be creative.
Be safe.

@derek

Thank you for suggesting the VerseThursday hashtag.

Do you object to having it include individuals' efforts along with recommended passages from published work?

Several of us have also been using SmallPoems as a hashtag to share our stuff.

@dogtrax
@zudn
@tellio
@Downes

(among many others)

@Grey_Ghost

Thank you for introducing me to the hashtag and for choosing to make a connection.

'Till now, my random rhyming has been hooked primarily to where some of us bounce word things around from time to time.

It is challenging to try to touch ALL the appropriate bases with hashtags without using too much space on them alone.
‾\(ツ)/‾

Carry on.

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