Posted by: retarigan | September 5, 2015

Word Dictionary [050915]


Word of the day: magpie
Definition: n. a European and American crow, Pica pica, with a long pointed tail and black and white plumage.
Synonyms: scavenger, pack rat
Etymology: Mag, abbr. of Margaret PIE(2) (more…)

pronunciation: ˈmæɡpaɪ

from Oxford: magpie

n.
1 a European and American crow, Pica pica, with a long pointed tail and black and white plumage.
2 any of various birds with plumage like a magpie, esp.  Gymnorhina tibicen of Australia.
3 an idle chatterer.
4 a person who collects things indiscriminately.
5 a the division of a circular target next to the outer one.  b a rifle shot which strikes this.
Etymology: Mag, abbr. of Margaret + PIE(2)

from Wordnet: magpie

n 1: long-tailed black-and-white bird that utters a chattering call
  2: someone who collects things that have been discarded by others [syn: scavenger, pack rat]

Quote of the day: All the things one has forgotten scream for help in dreams. by Elias Canetti

Louis VIII of France

Louis VIII of France

Birthday of the day: Louis VIII of France; Louis VIII the Lion (5 September 1187 – 8 November 1226) reigned as King of France from 1223 to 1226. He was a member of the House of Capet. Louis VIII was born in Paris, France, the son of Philip II Augustus and Isabelle of Hainaut. He was also Count of Artois, inheriting the county from his mother, from 1190–1237, when he gave the title as an appanage to his young son, Robert.

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