Posted by: retarigan | May 11, 2016

Word Dictionary [110516]


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

Niwa Nagashige

Niwa Nagashige

Birthday of the day: Niwa Nagashige; Niwa Nagashige (丹羽長重, May 11, 1571 – April 1, 1637) was a Japanese daimyo who served the Oda clan. Nagashige was the eldest son of Niwa Nagahide and married an adopted daughter of Oda Nobunaga. He took part in his first campaign in 1583, assisting his father in the battles against Shibata Katsuie. In the Battle of Nagakute, at the age of thirteen, Nagashige led a troop of Niwa clan in the place of his father, who was ill.

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.?

Thought of the day: The words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels.

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