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Photograph by David Wood (edited by Andy Horton)

This is the first published Electronic Newspaper for 
Shoreham-by-Sea and District, West Sussex, England

     12 March 2001 : Volume 3  Issue 6

Local News

March 2001
All the towpaths north of Old Shoreham Toll Bridge and the cycle path to Botolphs and Bramber as well as all the footpaths over the Downs are closed to the public for the forseeable future under the Foot & Mouth Disease restrictions. 

October 2000
This was the month that the inadequate survey by Archaeology South-East was undertaken on the Ropetackle site with some medieval remains found. 

The Ropetackle site, adjacent to the SSSI, has not had an Environmental Impact Assessment or even comments by English Nature as far as I am aware, for what they are worth? I do not pretend that the SSSI will be spoilt by the development, but it would be interesting if one was made so that the right decisions can be made on the site.

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Wildlife Reports

9 March 2001
The Oystercatchers can be found on the River Adur mud flats amongst the mussel beds on the low spring tides. 

Lancing Nature & History - March Newsletter
(Link to the web site by Ray Hamblett)
National Floodline, Tel: 0845 988 1188

Adur World Oceans Day 2001
The second meeting to discuss arrangements for this Adur Festival event.
Please express any interest by 29 March 2001 to:
Andy Horton (British Marine Life Study Society)
Natalie Brahma-Pearl (Adur District Council)

Adur World Oceans Day 2000 web page


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    Words of the Week

    decorum  | dkrm |  n. M16. [L, use as n. of neut. sing. of decorus seemly.] I 1 Suitability of artistic or literary style to the subject; congruity, unity. M16. 2 Suitability to the dignity or circumstances of a person or occasion. arch. L16. 3 Propriety of behaviour or demeanour; seemliness; etiquette. L16. 
    1 T. HEARNE Neither is a just Decorum always observ'd, for he sometimes makes Blockheads and Barbarians talk like Philosophers. 2 SHAKES. Ant. & Cl. Majesty, to keep decorum, must No less beg than a kingdom. 3 J. AUSTEN His sense of decorum is strict. D. CECIL He could not trust himself to behave with proper decorum during the ceremony. 
    II  4 Beauty arising from congruity, order, or harmony; orderliness. L16-E18. 5  a An appropriate act. E17-E18. b A particular usage required by politeness or decency. Usu. in pl. Now rare. E17. 
    5b GOLDSMITH No decorums could restrain the impatience of his blushing mistress to be forgiven. 

    pompous  | pmps |  a. LME. [(O)Fr. pompeux f. L pomposus, f. pompa POMP n.: see -OUS.] 1 Characterized by pomp; magnificent, splendid. Now rare. LME.  2 Marked by an exaggerated display of self-importance or dignity; pretentious. Of language: inflated, turgid. LME. 
    1 R. WEST Milan was no longer the pompous seat of the Imperial Court. 2 P. H. GIBBS One day you'll be Prime Ministeror something of the sortYou'll become pompous and solemn. V. WOOLF I cannot endure the Doctor's pompous mummery and faked emotions.
    pompously adv. E16. pompousness n. LME.

    philology  | flldi |  n. LME. [Fr. philologie f. L philologia f. Gk = love of learning, literature, dialectic, or language, f. philologos fond of talking or learning, studying words: see PHILO-, LOGOS.] 1 Love of learning and literature; the branch of knowledge that deals with (the linguistic, historical, interpretative, and critical aspects of) literature; literary or classical scholarship. Now chiefly US. LME.  2 spec. The branch of knowledge that deals with the structure, historical development, and relationships of a language or languages. L17.
    2 F. TUOHY The professor of Comparative Philology thinks that no one should learn English withouthaving mastered Anglo-Saxon.
    philologer n. (now rare) = PHILOLOGIST L16. philologian n. = PHILOLOGIST M19. philologic a. = PHILOLOGICAL M17. philological a. of, pertaining to, concerned with, or devoted to philology E17. philologically adv. E17. philologist n. an expert in or student of philology M17. philologize v.i. (rare) engage in philology M17. philologue n. (rare) = PHILOLOGIST L16.

    philogynist  | fldnst |  n. M19. [Gk philogunes fond of (a) woman, f. philogunia love of women, f. as PHILO- + gune woman.] A person who likes or admires women.philogyny n. liking or admiration for women E17.

    votive  | vtv |  a. & n. L16. [L votivus, f. votum vow, VOTE n.] A adj. 1 Consisting in or expressive of a vow, desire, or wish. L16.  2 Offered, undertaken, etc., in fulfilment of a vow, or as a thanksgiving. E17.
    1 votive mass RC Ch. a mass that does not correspond to the order of the day but is said for a special intention, at the choice of the celebrant. 2 W. IRVING A votive candle placed before the image of a saint. H. N. HUMPHREYS The altars for Apollo were besieged with votive offerings for the staying of the pestilence.
     B n. A votive offering. M17.

    epitome  | ptmi, e- |  n. Also (non-standard) -my. E16. [L f. Gk epitome, f. epitemnein cut into, cut short, f. as EPI- + temnein to cut.] 1 A summary or abstract of a written work; a condensed account. E16.  2 A thing that represents another in miniature; a person who or thing which embodies a quality etc.; a typical example. E16. 
    1 L. HUTCHINSON To number his virtues is to give an epitome of his life. Daily Telegraph Applywith an epitome of past commercial and engineering experience. 2 W. HOLTBY Local government was an epitome of national government. J. FOWLES She was an epitome of all the most crassly arrogant traits of theBritish Empire.
    Phrases: in epitome in miniature; in a summary.
    epitomic a. of the nature of an epitome M17. epitomical a. = EPITOMIC E17. epitomist n. the writer of an epitome E17.

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  • Poem of the Week

    Beowulf (Extract)

    battle-song bold. The band sat down, 
    and watched on the water worm-like things, 
    sea-dragons strange that sounded the deep, 
    and nicors that lay on the ledge of the ness -- 
    such as oft essay at hour of morn 
    on the road-of-sails their ruthless quest, -- 
    and sea-snakes and monsters. These started away, 
    swollen and savage that song to hear, 
    that war-horn's blast. The warden of Geats, 
    with bolt from bow, then balked of life, 
    of wave-work, one monster, amid its heart 
    went the keen war-shaft; in water it seemed 
    less doughty in swimming whom death had seized. 
    Swift on the billows, with boar-spears well 
    hooked and barbed, it was hard beset, 
    done to death and dragged on the headland, 
    wave-roamer wondrous. Warriors viewed 
    the grisly guest. 
    Then girt him Beowulf 
    in martial mail, nor mourned for his life. 
    His breastplate broad and bright of hues, 
    woven by hand, should the waters try; 
    well could it ward the warrior's body 
    that battle should break on his breast in vain 
    nor harm his heart by the hand of a foe. 
    And the helmet white that his head protected 
    was destined to dare the deeps of the flood, 
    through wave-whirl win: 'twas wound with chains, 
    decked with gold, as in days of yore 
    the weapon-smith worked it wondrously, 
    with swine-forms set it, that swords nowise, 
    brandished in battle, could bite that helm. 
    Nor was that the meanest of mighty helps 
    which Hrothgar's orator offered at need: 
    "Hrunting" they named the hilted sword, 
    of old-time heirlooms easily first; 
    iron was its edge, all etched with poison, 
    with battle-blood hardened, nor blenched it at fight 
    in hero's hand who held it ever, 
    on paths of peril prepared to go

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