Posted by: retarigan | April 10, 2015

Word Dictionary [100415]

Word of the day: comport
Definition: v. literary conduct oneself; behave.
Synonyms: behave] [ant: misbehave
Etymology: L comportare (as COM-, portare carry) (more…)

pronunciation: kəmˈpɔ:t
from Oxford: comport

v.refl. literary conduct oneself; behave.
Phrases and idioms:
comport with suit, befit.
Derivatives: comportment n.
Etymology: L comportare (as COM-, portare carry)

from Wordnet: comport

v 1: behave well or properly; “The children must learn to behave” [syn: behave] [ant: misbehave]
2: behave in a certain manner; “She carried herself well”; “he bore himself with dignity”; “They conducted themselves well during these difficult times” [syn: behave, acquit, bear, deport, conduct, carry]

Quote of the day: A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires. by Hedy Lamarr

James V of Scotland

James V of Scotland

Birthday of the day: James V of Scotland; James V (10 April 1512 – 14 December 1542) was King of Scots from 9 September 1513 until his premature death at the age of 30, which followed the Scottish defeat at the Battle of Solway Moss. His only surviving legitimate child, Mary, Queen of Scots, succeeded him to the throne when just six or seven days old.

Joke of the day: A customer comes into a computer store. I’m looking for a mystery adventure game with lots of graphics. You know, something really challenging.? After a while the clerk replied, ‘have you tried Windows Vista?’

Thought of the day: No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.’

Fact of the day: 428 – Nestorius becomes Patriarch of Constantinople.

Biography of the day: Orville Freeman; Orville Freeman (9 May 1918-20 Feb. 2003), governor and secretary of agriculture, was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of Orville Freeman, a retail store owner, and Frances (Schroeder) Freeman. He grew up in Minneapolis and watched his father unsuccessfully struggle to keep his menswear store afloat during the depths of the Depression. With the assistance of federal education funds, he entered the nearby University of Minnesota, where he played football and met not only his future spouse but also his most significant political partner, Hubert H. Humphrey.

Article of the day: Sale; Sale (Town Hall pictured) is a town in Trafford, Greater Manchester, England. Historically in Cheshire, it is on the south bank of the River Mersey, southwest of Manchester. In 2001, it had a population of 55,000. Evidence of Stone Age, Roman, and Anglo-Saxon activity has been discovered locally. By the 17th century, Sale had a cottage industry manufacturing garthweb, the woven material from which horses’ saddle girths were made. The Bridgewater Canal reached the town in 1765, stimulating Sale’s urbanisation. The arrival of the railway in 1849 triggered Sale’s growth as a commuter town for Manchester, leading to an influx of middle-class residents; by the end of the 19th century the town’s population had more than tripled. Sale’s urban growth resulted in a merger with neighbouring Ashton upon Mersey, following the Local Government Act 1929. The increase in population led to the granting of a charter in 1935, giving Sale honorific borough status. Since then, Sale has continued to thrive as a commuter town, supported by its proximity to the M60 motorway and the Manchester Metrolink network. Sale Sharks rugby union and Sale Harriers athletics club were founded in Sale, although both have now relocated elsewhere.

Did you know: a) that Weraroa, a genus of pouch fungi, may represent an intermediate evolutionary stage between underground and above-ground fungi? b) that the Brown mussel Perna perna aggregates in such large amounts that it is able to sink navigational buoys? c) that American football head coach Dick Vermeil coached two NFC championship teams 19 years apart?the 1980 Philadelphia Eagles and the 1999 St. Louis Rams? d) that Mustafa Kemal Atat?rk (pictured), founder of the Republic of Turkey, established the first commercial Turkish winery in 1925?



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