This is the first published
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12 March 2001 : Volume 3 Issue 6
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.
was the month that the inadequate survey by Archaeology
South-East was undertaken on the Ropetackle
site with some medieval remains found.
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.
Floodline, Tel: 0845 988 1188
send any comments to: Andy Horton
can be found on the River Adur mud flats amongst the mussel beds on the
low spring tides.
Nature & History - March Newsletter
to the web site by Ray Hamblett)
Floodline, Tel: 0845 988 1188
World Oceans Day 2001
second meeting to discuss arrangements for this Adur Festival event.
express any interest by 29 March 2001 to:
Horton (British Marine Life Study Society)
Brahma-Pearl (Adur District Council)
World Oceans Day 2000 web page
Records on the Adur eForum (you have to join)
Marine Wildlife of the North-east Atlantic (formerly
the British Marine Wildlife Forum)
UK Wildlife eGroups
Life eFora (Link)
Naturalists' Association (link)
the Sites of Special Scientific Interest using this link:
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| 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;
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.
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.
GOLDSMITH No decorums could restrain the impatience of his blushing mistress
to be forgiven.
| 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.
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.
adv. E16. pompousness n. LME.
| 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.
F. TUOHY The professor of Comparative Philology thinks that no one should
learn English withouthaving mastered Anglo-Saxon.
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.
| 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.
| 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.
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.
n. A votive offering. M17.
| 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.
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
in epitome in miniature; in a summary.
a. of the nature of an epitome M17. epitomical a. = EPITOMIC E17. epitomist
n. the writer of an epitome E17.
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bold. The band sat down,
watched on the water worm-like things,
strange that sounded the deep,
nicors that lay on the ledge of the ness --
as oft essay at hour of morn
the road-of-sails their ruthless quest, --
sea-snakes and monsters. These started away,
and savage that song to hear,
war-horn's blast. The warden of Geats,
bolt from bow, then balked of life,
wave-work, one monster, amid its heart
the keen war-shaft; in water it seemed
doughty in swimming whom death had seized.
on the billows, with boar-spears well
and barbed, it was hard beset,
to death and dragged on the headland,
wondrous. Warriors viewed
girt him Beowulf
martial mail, nor mourned for his life.
breastplate broad and bright of hues,
by hand, should the waters try;
could it ward the warrior's body
battle should break on his breast in vain
harm his heart by the hand of a foe.
the helmet white that his head protected
destined to dare the deeps of the flood,
wave-whirl win: 'twas wound with chains,
with gold, as in days of yore
weapon-smith worked it wondrously,
swine-forms set it, that swords nowise,
in battle, could bite that helm.
was that the meanest of mighty helps
Hrothgar's orator offered at need:
they named the hilted sword,
old-time heirlooms easily first;
was its edge, all etched with poison,
battle-blood hardened, nor blenched it at fight
hero's hand who held it ever,
paths of peril prepared to go
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