Posted by: retarigan | June 11, 2015

Word Dictionary [110615]


Word of the day: retentivity
Definition: n. the power of retaining liquid: “moisture retentivity of
Synonyms: retentiveness, retention
Etymology: ME f. OF retention or L retentio (as RETAIN) (more…)

from Wordnet: retentivity

n : the power of retaining liquid: “moisture retentivity of soil” [syn: retentiveness, retention]

Quote of the day: A great artist is always before his time or behind it. by George Edward Moore

John IV, Duke of Brabant

John IV, Duke of Brabant

Birthday of the day: John IV, Duke of Brabant; John IV, Duke of Brabant (Arras, 11 June 1403 – 17 April 1427, Brussels) was the son of Antoine of Burgundy, Duke of Brabant, Lothier and Limburg.

Joke of the day: The man charged into the jewelry shop, slammed his fists angrily on the showcase, removed a wristwatch from his pocket and shook it under the nose of the owner. ?You said this watch would last me a lifetime,? he yelled. ?Yeah,? admitted the owner. ?But you looked pretty sick the day you bought it.?

Thought of the day: The words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels.

Fact of the day: 1184 BC – Trojan War: Troy is sacked and burned, according to calculations by Eratosthenes.

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