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Words: More Than Letters [Apr. 4th, 2006|01:41 pm]
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Today's Real Word:
Relating to alluvium, or the deposition sediment left by flowing water. "We found the alluvial remains of the dock from up the river which had been washed away by the flood."

Today's Fictitious Word:
To reinforce by filling or backing with a stiff material. "The fiberglass hull of the boat was corundated with expanding foam for better stability and buoyancy."

[User Picture]From: tugrik
2006-04-04 09:49 pm (UTC)
I recognize that word... *looks innocent* :)
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2006-04-04 11:14 pm (UTC)
The real one or the fictitious one? (AFAIK, the fictitious one is purely invention.)
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[User Picture]From: tugrik
2006-04-04 11:16 pm (UTC)
I just find it amusing that I used the real one in a post earlier this morning, after not needing/using the word since my last Death Valley trip. :)
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2006-04-05 04:55 pm (UTC)
Aha! Y'see, I had this word rattling around in my head (like a BB in an empty tuna fish can) during the day and I didn't know why. So I made this post. Now I know where "alluvial" came from! Thanks.
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[User Picture]From: p0lecat
2006-04-04 10:21 pm (UTC)
I have spent much time on the Alluvial Plains in Death Valley and the Paniment range looking for fossils and other interesting stuff.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2006-04-04 11:15 pm (UTC)
Cool. I've never been to Death Valley, but I would like to see it someday.
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[User Picture]From: dustykat
2006-04-04 10:24 pm (UTC)
Why does this make me think of Charlie Brown not being able to spell the breed of his own dog?

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