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
Birthday of the day: Ashikaga Yoshihisa; Ashikaga Yoshihisa (足利 義尚, December 11, 1465 – April 26, 1489) was the 9th shogun of the Ashikaga shogunate who reigned from 1473 to 1489 during the Muromachi period of Japan. Yoshihisa was the son of the eighth shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa.
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.?
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