I saw an plain of peerless pulchritude
wherein aboundit alkin things good
Spice, wine, corn, oil, tree, fruit, flower, herbis green
All fowls, beastis, birdis, and alkin food
We may see many such [dust] storms in the decades ahead, along with species extinctions, radical disturbance of ecosystems, and intensified social conflict over land and water. Welcome to the Anthropocene, the epoch when humans have become a major geological and climatic force.
[...] and fell backwards into a soft, though rather waspy and beey, bed.
However curious it may seem for an oil-ship to be borrowing oil on the whale-ground, and however much it may invertedly contradict the old proverb about carrying coals to Newcastle, yet sometimes such a thing really happens; and in the present case Captain Derick De Deer did indubitably conduct a lamp-feeder as Flask did declare.
The Third Defenestration of Prague occurred on 10 March 1948. During the closing stages of the communist takeover in Czechoslovakia, Jan Masaryk, the popular foreign minister and son of Tomáš Masaryk, fell – or more likely was pushed – out of a window.
Defenestration might be an option too. May I recommend Linux?
[H]e would sit over the fire with a book in his hand, staring over it into the red glow with his brows knit, and a dogged, almost sullen look about his mouth. [...] Mrs. Gray, who was a woman of determination, and who had a horror of what she called ‘the doldrums,’ made up her mind that she had had enough of this kind of thing[...]
- deep-seated → *deep-seeded
- for all intents and purposes → *for all intensive purposes
- Alzheimer’s disease → *old-timer’s disease
Pearl, in utter scorn of her mother’s attempt to quiet her, gave an eldritch scream, and then became silent.
The phenomenon of modern gastrodiplomacy got its start in Thailand. Thai cooking and restaurants had been on the rise around the world since the 1980s. But in 2002, the Government of Thailand decided to use these kitchens and restaurants as new cultural outposts to promote brand Thailand and encourage tourism and business investment.
And, by the way, during those halcyon days (the halcyon was there, too, chattering above every creek, as he is all over the world) we fought another battle.
I rose by candle-light, and consumed, in the intensest application, the hours which every other individual of our party wasted in enervating slumbers, from the hesternal dissipation or debauch.
God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of his own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players, to being involved in an obscure and complex version of poker in a pitch dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a dealer who won’t tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time.
> That's a trifle patronising Se th!
Only a trifle? I’ll have to try harder. (BTW, the idiot apparently adds spaces to people’s names to prevent kibozing. It doesn’t help when you're replying to me in a newsgroup I read; I’ll find that article just fine. Besides, I don’t kiboze.)
I see and hear daily, that you of the clergy preach one against another, teach, one contrary to another, inveigh one against another, without charity or discretion. Some be too stiff in their old mumpsimus, other be too busy and curious in their new sumpsimus. Thus, all men almost be in variety and discord, and few or none do preach, truly and sincerely, the word of God, according as they ought to do.
New students in Greenbank and Carnatic Halls start moving in overmorrow.
Less becomingly Origen states that when the Pythoness sat down at the mouth of the cave, “the prophetic spirit of Apollo entered her private parts”; […]
Ralph Reed got nailed for being a phony,says a fellow G.O.P. operative in Washington, with more than a little schadenfreude.
Thursday morning, walking to breakfast at the Red Flame Coffee House on West 44th Street, I noted a reinforced police presence outside Grand Central Station. The cover of Thursday’s New York Post used Second Coming type to blare the w-word — not weasel but war.
- Hebrew שיבולת (shibbolet) “ear of wheat; stream, torrent”, used to distinguish Gileadites from Ephraimites trying to return home according to the Hebrew Bible
- Dutch Scheveningen, used to distinguish Dutch from occupying Germans during the Second World War
- English lollapalooza, used to distinguish US-American soldiers from the Japanese during the Second World War
- English (h)aitch, used to distinguish between Catholics and Protestants during the Troubles
He was the only person in New York who might be called, without intent to malign, an Ultracrepidarian critic. It was of the very nature of his job to find fault with small and insignificant details
- zenzicubic: the square of a cube, or a number raised to the fifth power
- sursolid: a prime-numbered exponent — the fifth power is the first sursolid, the seventh power is the second sursolid, the eleventh power is the third sursolid, &c.