Posted by: retarigan | December 10, 2015

Word Dictionary [101215]


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 I of Scotland

James I of Scotland

Birthday of the day: James I of Scotland; James I, King of Scots (reign: 1406 – 37) was the youngest son of Robert III and Annabella Drummond. He was born probably in late July 1394 in Dunfermline and by the time he was aged eight both of his elder brothers were dead. Robert died in infancy, and David Stewart, Duke of Rothesay died in Falkland Castle while being detained by his uncle Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany. Although parliament exonerated Albany of involvement in Rothesay’s death, fears for James’s safety grew during the winter of 1405–6 and plans were made to send him out of harms way to France. In February 1406 James in the company of forces loyal to Robert III clashed with those of the Albany–Douglas party forcing the prince to take temporary refuge on the Bass Rock in the Forth estuary. He remained there until mid-March when a vessel was found bound for France but English pirates captured the ship on 22 March and delivered James to Henry IV of England. On 4 April Robert III died and the 12 year old prince, now the uncrowned king of Scots, began his 18 year detention.

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