Word of the Day January 5, 2019

milliner (mĭl′ə-nər)

n.

One that makes, trims, designs, or sells hats.

[Probably alteration of Middle English Milener, native of Milan, from Milanthe source of goods such as bonnets and lace.]
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Thanksgiving with Mom

Everyone arrived when was expected. Almost on time, for a change. We asked if we could be of any assistance, did anything that was asked of us and then settled in to play with the kids.

Mom arrived for our family celeration. She went to the kitchen to drop food off and ask our hostess where to put everything she brought. She had deviled eggs and a dish of…… !?! Sorry I cannot remember. Mom needed a dish for the deviled eggs.

Our hostess handed her the egg dish. She looked on the counter for the filling. Our hostess, mom and I started to giggle. Mom forgot the filling for the eggs! We had 24 egg halves and no yokes.

Mom

Thanksgiving

Word of the Day October 27, 2018

fiduciary

adj.

1.

a. Of or relating to a duty of acting in good faith with regard to the interests of another: a company’s fiduciary responsibility to investors.
b. Of or being a trustee or trusteeship.
c. Held in trust.
2. Of or consisting of fiat money.
3. Of, relating to, or being a system of marking in the field of view of an optical instrument that is used as a reference point or measuring scale.

Word of the Day October 20, 2018

throng

NOUN
  1. a large, densely packed crowd of people or animals.
    “he pushed his way through the throng” ·

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    synonyms:
    crowd · mass · multitude · horde · host · mob · assemblage · gathering ·

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VERB
  1. (of a crowd) fill or be present in (a place or area).
    “a crowd thronged the station” ·

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    synonyms:
    pack (into) · cram (into) · jam · fill · press into · squeeze into · mob ·

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Word of the Day – September 29, 2018

Surly

ADJECTIVE
  1. bad-tempered and unfriendly.
    “he left with a surly expression”