Posted by: retarigan | March 11, 2016

Word Dictionary [110316]


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

Torquato Tasso

Torquato Tasso

Birthday of the day: Torquato Tasso; Torquato Tasso (11 March 1544 – 25 April 1595) was an Italian poet of the 16th century, best known for his poem La Gerusalemme liberata (Jerusalem Delivered, 1580), in which he depicts a highly imaginative version of the combats between Christians and Muslims at the end of the First Crusade, during the siege of Jerusalem. He suffered from mental illness and died a few days before he was due to be crowned as the king of poets by the Pope. Until the beginning of the 19th century, Tasso remained one of the most widely read poets in Europe.

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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