Posted by: retarigan | April 4, 2015

Dictionary Word [040415]

Word of the day: juxtapose
Definition: v. place (things) side by side.
Synonyms: apposition
Etymology: F juxtaposer f. L juxta next: see POSE(1) (more…)

pronunciation: ˈdʒʌkstəpəuz

from Oxford: juxtapose
1 place (things) side by side.
2 (foll. by to, with) place (a thing) beside another.

Derivatives: juxtaposition n. juxtapositional adj.
Etymology: F juxtaposer f. L juxta next: see POSE(1)

from Wordnet: juxtapose

v : place side by side; “The fauvists juxtaposed strong colors”

from Wikipedia: juxtapose; Juxtapose may refer to: Juxtapose by Tricky Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine JXTA, an open-source protocol

Quote of the day: All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. by Walt Disney



Birthday of the day: Caracalla; Lucius Septimius Bassianus (April 4, 188 – April 8, 217), commonly known as Caracalla, was Roman emperor from 211 to 217. The eldest son of Septimius Severus, he ruled jointly with his younger brother Geta until the latter’s death in 211. Caracalla is remembered as one of the most notorious emperors. British historian Edward Gibbon referred to him as ‘the common enemy of mankind’ because of the massacres he authorized in various parts of the empire. Caracalla’s reign was notable for the Constitutio Antoniniana, granting Roman citizenship to freemen throughout the Roman Empire, according to historian Cassius Dio in order to increase taxation. He debased the silver content in Roman coinage by 25 percent in order to increase the pay of the legions. He also ordered the construction of a large thermae outside Rome, the remains of which, known as the Baths of Caracalla, can still be seen today.

Joke of the day: A pilot landed a plane with a rather bumpy landing. As part of his job he was required to stand by the terminal door and say goodbye to the passengers as they exited the airplane. He was afraid that someone might say something about his rather less than perfect landing, but everyone left without saying a word except for one passenger, an elderly lady, she slowly approached the pilot after most passengers had exited the plane and asked, ‘Did we land? Or were we shot down?’

Thought of the day: Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to.

Fact of the day: 503 BC – According to the Fasti Triumphales, Roman consul Agrippa Menenius Lanatus celebrated a triumph for a military victory over the Sabines.

Biography of the day: George Brent; George Brent (15 Mar. 1899-26 May 1979), actor, was born George Brendan Nolan in Shannon bridge, Ireland, to John Nolan, a newspaperman, and Mary McGuinness Nolan. During his Hollywood career and for many years thereafter, publicists and Brent himself claimed that his birth year was 1904. Orphaned at the age of eleven, George lived for a time with his maternal grandparents in Dublin before being sent to New York City to live with an aunt.

Article of the day: United Airlines Douglas DC-6 crashed; On April 4, 1955, a United Airlines Douglas DC-6 crashed (similar aircraft pictured) shortly after taking off from Long Island MacArthur Airport, in the U.S. community of Ronkonkoma in Islip, New York. The aircraft, named Mainliner Idaho, began banking to the right after takeoff, then swerved 90 degrees, nosedived, and hit the ground, killing all three crewmembers. An investigation found that they had been simulating an engine failure on an instrument rating check flight, but had pulled back the throttle lever for engine No. 4 too far, causing the propeller blades to reverse, a feature normally used only to slow the aircraft during landing. They had also failed to raise a metal flag in the cockpit that would have allowed the blades to return to the proper position during flight. Investigators from the Civil Aeronautics Board concluded that crew lost control of the aircraft when they applied full power to No. 4 engine, and that the sudden bank and dive left the crew little time to recover from their mistake. After the investigation, the Civil Aeronautics Administration issued an Airworthiness Directive ordering all United Douglas DC-6 and DC-6B aircraft to be fitted with a manual device to prevent the inadvertent reversal of the blades.

Did you know: a) that in order to convince defensive end Jody Schulz to sign a letter-of-intent, former East Carolina Pirates football coach Ed Emory took a plane to Kent Island during a snowstorm? b) that Russian wildrye is ‘one of the most versatile forage grasses available for dryland pastures’? c) that the 1931 Vickers Type 161 may have been the first aircraft to be fitted with in-flight adjustable elevator trims? d) that the broad whitefish is eaten by brown bears when they cannot find salmon?



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