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A storm of short duration (2 hours) before dawn, with thunder and lightning battered large hailstones vertically against the window panes.
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Words of the Week
| snstr()l | a. & n. LME. [f. SINISTER + -AL1.] A adj. I
1 Attended by misfortune or disaster, unlucky, unfortunate. rare. Only
in LME. 2 = SINISTER 1. M-L16. II 3 Situated on the left-hand side;
of or pertaining to the left hand or left-hand side. E19. 4 Conchol. Of
a spiral shell: having the whorls ascending from right to left (of the
observer); reversed, left-handed. M19. 5 Of a person: (predominantly) left-handed.
E20. 6 Geol. Of, pertaining to, or designating a strike-slip fault in which
the motion of the block on the further side of the fault from an observer
is towards the left. M20. B n. A (predominantly) left-handed person. E20.
| rak | n.2 LME. [(M)Du. wrak (= MLG wrak, wrack, whence G Wrack),
corresp. to OE wraec WRACK n.1 In sense 3 cf. VAREC, VRAIC.] I 1 A wrecked
ship or other vessel. Now chiefly Sc. & dial. LME. b transf. A broken-down
person or thing. L16. 2 Remnants of, or goods from, a wrecked vessel, esp.
as driven or cast ashore. Formerly also, the right to have these. arch.
and other marine vegetation cast ashore by the waves; any of certain seaweeds,
esp. of the genus Fucus, growing in the intertidal zone. Also, weeds, rubbish,
etc., floating on or washed down a river, pond, etc. Cf. WRECK n.1 2a.
E16. b Roots of couch grass and other weeds, esp. as loosened from the
soil to be collected for burning.
n.1 2b. Chiefly Sc. L16. 4 Disablement or destruction of a vessel; shipwreck.
Now rare. L16.
spelunker | spelLk | n. N. Amer. slang. M20. [Joc. formation, f. (as) prec. + -ER1.] A person who explores caves, esp. as a sport or pastime; a caver, a speleologist.spelunk v.i. explore caves as a sport or pastime (chiefly as spelunking vbl n.) M20.
bucolic | bjuklk | a. E17. [L bucolicus f. Gk boukolikos, f. boukolos herdsman, f. bous ox: see -IC.] Of shepherds, pastoral; rustic, rural. bucolical a. (now rare) bucolic E16. bucolically adv. L19.
diamanté | dmnte; foreign djam~te (pl. of n. same) | a. & n. E20. [Fr., pa. pple of diamanter set with diamonds, f. diamant DIAMOND n.] (Material) given a sparkling effect by means of artificial gems, powdered crystal, etc.
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Poem of the Week
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