Posted by: retarigan | January 13, 2016

Word Dictionary [130116]


Word of the day: smithereens
Definition: n.pl. (also smithers) small fragments (smash into smithereens).
Synonyms: fragment, particle, piece, portion
Etymology: Smithereens is an alteration of the Irish smidirin , “fragment.” (more…)

pronunciation: ˈsmɪðəˈri:nz

from Oxford: smithereens

n.pl.  (also smithers) small fragments (smash into smithereens).
Etymology: 19th c.: orig. unkn.

Quote of the day: A man paints with his brains and not with his hands. by Michelangelo

Henry II of Castile

Henry II of Castile

Birthday of the day: Henry II of Castile; Henry II (Seville, 13 January 1334 – 29 May 1379 in Santo Domingo de la Calzada), better known as Henry of Trastámara (Spanish: ‘Enrique de Trastámara’, Galician: ‘Henrique de Trastamar’}, 1st Conde de Trastámara, before his coronation, was the illegitimate son of Alfonso XI of Castile and Eleanor of Guzmán, half-brother to King Peter of Castile. He took the throne after defeating and killing Peter in the Castilian Civil War (1366–1369).

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