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The Free Dictionary: Daily Guides

Word of the Day

periwig

Definition: A wig for men that was fashionable in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Synonyms: peruke




Article of the Day



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Idiom of the Day

snow on the mountain

Silver, grey, or white hair on one’s head, as due to aging.




This Day in History



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Today’s Holiday

Jamaica National Heroes Day

In Kingston, Jamaica, National Heroes Park contains a series of statues devoted to key figures in the country’s history, including independence leader Alexander Bustamente and pan-African crusader Marcus Garvey. As a way to honor the figures commemorated in this park, the Jamaican government has established National Heroes Day. Local parishes all over the island hold award ceremonies to honor community figures, while at National Heroes Park a main ceremony takes place that features a speech by a national leader, typically the prime minister.
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Quote of the Day
What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult to each other?

George Eliot
(1819-1880)




Word Trivia

Today’s topic: runner

runner – A blade of a skate or sled. The supports on which a drawer slides are also called runners. More…

dromedary, Bactrian – A one-hump camel is a dromedary (from Latin, meaning "swift camel," from Greek dromas, "runner") and a two-hump camel is a Bactrian (from Bactria in Asia). More…

cursor – First meant "runner" or "running messenger" and is now the moving/movable indicator on a computer screen. More…

dromomania – A mania for roaming or running, from Latin dromas. More…




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