[Groop] Today's A.Word.A.Day
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Tue Oct 20 12:46:44 PDT 2009
And now Groo does... etymology?
Really, I think the "Usage" section could have been much better
Today's word from Wordsmith.org
1. Living on alms.
2. Like a beggar.
1. A beggar.
2. A member of any of various orders of friars forbidden to own
property and living on alms.
From Latin mendicare (to beg), from mendicus (beggar), from mendum
"But Metro, a perennial mendicant with no dependable dedicated, long-
term source of capital funding, could hardly afford to scrap or
completely rebuild the older cars."
Common Sense at Metro; Washington Post; Sep 30, 2009.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
He who praises everybody, praises nobody. -Samuel Johnson,
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