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overmorrow (oh-vuhr-MOR-oh) noun: The day after tomorrow.From over (above) + morrow (tomorrow), from Old English morgen (morning). Earliest documented use: 1535. Also see hodiernal (relating to today), hesternal (relating to yesterday), and nudiustertian (relating to the day before yesterday).
adjective: Of or relating to the day after tomorrow.
adjective: Of or relating to the day after tomorrow.
paresthesia or paraesthesia (par-uhs-THEE-zhuh, -zhee-) noun
A sensation of pricking, tingling, burning, etc. on the skin.
From Greek para- (at, beyond) + aisthesis (sensation or perception). Ultimately from the Indo-European root au- (to perceive) that also gave us audio, audience, audit, auditorium, anesthesia, aesthetic, anesthetic, esthesia, synesthesia, and obey. Earliest documented use: 1848.
Feedback to A.Word.A.DayFrom: Claudine Voelcker Henry Shrapnel and William Congreve are responsible for the now infamous description "... and the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air..." The red glare was provided by Congreve rockets, designed by Sir William Congreve in 1804 but whose inaccuracy and tendency to explode prematurely led them to be discontinued by the 1850s.
From: Craig Good Dinosaurs address the apple pie quote of Carl Sagan at: http://www.qwantz.com/index.php?comic=2358
John C. Campbell Folk School, also referred to as "The Folk School" is located in Brasstown, North Carolina. The School was founded to nurture and preserve the folk arts of the Appalachian Mountains, it is an non-profit adult educational organization based on non-competitive learning. Founded in 1925, the Folk School’s motto is “I sing behind the plow”. The Folk School has week-long and weekend classes year-round in traditional and contemporary arts, including blacksmithing, music, dance, cooking, gardening, nature studies, photography, storytelling and writing. The school is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The school campus includes a history museum, craft shop, nature trails, lodging, campground and cafeteria. The school also holds a regular concert series and community dances. The School hosts Morris Dance, Garland Dance and Clogging Teams. After spending eighteen months traveling between Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland, visiting local schools along the way, Olive Dame Campbell and her colleague Marguerite Butler, began forming the John C. Campbell Folk School in 1925 in Brasstown, North Carolina. This folk high school or folkehøjskole, was dedicated to her late husband, John C. Campbell and was based on the Danish Folk School style of non competitive education, where no grades were given. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_C._Campbell_Folk_School
Calico Joe is John Grisham's first baseball novel. It was released on April 10, 2012. Author Grisham once dreamed of a career as a professional baseball player for the St. Louis Cardinals. This novel is about a beanball that ends the career of a promising prospect. The novel is inspired by the real life story of Ray Chapman, the only professional baseball player killed by a pitch. Grisham's novel involves a nearly fatal pitch thrown in August 24, 1973 and its implications 30 years later on both the batter, "Calico Joe" Castle, and the pitcher as narrated by Paul Tracey, the 11-year-old son of New York Mets pitcher Warren Tracey. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calico_Joe
We now use 'derring-do' as a rather curious and archaic sounding two-part noun to describe 'ye olde' swordplay and the like. Use of the phrase was almost obligatory in any review of films starring the late Errol Flynn, who was surely the most audacious actor ever to swash a buckle. The fact that we come to have the word at all is actually due to a series of mistakes by a group of very eminent writers. The earliest form of 'derring-do' in print is found in Geoffrey Chaucer's Troylus And Criseyde, circa 1374: "In durring don that longeth to a knight." Chaucer was using the two words 'durring' and 'don' with their usual 14th century meanings of 'daring' and 'do'. This line in his work translates into 20th century language as 'in daring to do what is proper for a knight'. The poet John Lydgate, paraphrased Chaucer in The Chronicle of Troy, 1430, and his 'dorryng do' was misprinted in later versions of the work as 'derrynge do'. Incidentally, Flynn and his flamboyant colleagues weren't described as swashbuckling for no reason. 'Swash' was a 16th century term that referred to the noise braggarts made to simulate the sound of swishing weapons when pretending to swordfight. A buckler was a small round shield, usually fixed to the forearm. So, a 'swashbuckler' was a swaggering ruffian; someone very likely to swash his buckle. http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/derring-do.html
derived adjective noun an adjective derived from a noun or verb, for example dreamy from dream, sterilized from sterilize http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/derived+adjective?r=66
From Vernon M. Neppe
The term déjà vu refers informally to the “as if” experience—as if it’s happened before, yet it hasn’t. It is also possibly the most commonly used French term in the English language and is a fertile source for neologisms.
• derives from a foreign language (French),• involves more neologisms than in any other study discipline, and
• has been a major source of personal interest and research for me, to the extent that I am curator and author of déjà Vu on Scholarpedia.org.
Find nine lesser known déjà terms all decades old as of the 1970s, and the author's suggested ten new terms at: http://www.pni.org/deja/neologisms/
Beware is a so-called defective verb, which means it does not have the usual tenses, aspects and moods. You cannot put beware in the past tense, or say 'I am bewaring'. Beware is usually used in the imperative (Beware of the dog) and can also be used in the infinitive (You must beware of the dog, I reminded him to beware of the dog) and that's about it. The reason for this goes back to Old English (ie before the Norman Conquest) when there was an adjective wær, which became ware in Middle English (after the Norman Conquest). It meant 'cautious' or 'on one's guard' so the expression used would be 'be ware' (two words). By 1300 it was often written as one word, and by 1600 endings were put on it by some erudite writers (bewares, bewared, bewaring). These eventually dropped out of fashion. http://virtuallinguist.typepad.com/the_virtual_linguist/2010/06/beware.html
The ragged or feathered edge of the paper as it comes from the papermaking machine is the deckle edge. The edge gets its name from the frame — called a deckle — used in papermaking. Handmade paper normally has 4 deckle edges while machinemade paper has two. In most cases it is cleanly cut off during the papermaking process. Left in place, the deckle edge becomes a decorative, textured edging. Link to sites explaining how to create your own deckle edge at: http://desktoppub.about.com/od/glossary/g/Deckle-Edge.htm