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26

Aug

New miniature library in Hillsboro doesn’t require a card
from Oregonlive
The library’s open at NE 5th and Jackson in Hillsboro - just remember, it’s leave a book, take a book. 

New miniature library in Hillsboro doesn’t require a card

from Oregonlive

The library’s open at NE 5th and Jackson in Hillsboro - just remember, it’s leave a book, take a book. 

defined: limn

Dickens was remarkable in his ability to limn the differences between the two major socio-economic classes of Victorian England. 

from Wiktionary

Etymology
Middle English luminem, limnen (“to illuminate (a manuscript)”), from Middle French enluminer, from Latin illūminō (“I illuminate”) (English illuminate), in + lūminō (“light up”), from lūmen (“light”), from Proto-Indo-European *lewk- (English leam (“glow”)).

Pronunciation
enPR: lĭm, IPA(key): /lɪm/
Rhymes: -ɪm

Homophones: lim, limb

Verb
limn (third-person singular simple present limns, present participle limning, simple past and past participle limned)

  • (transitive) To draw or paint; delineate.
  • (transitive) To describe.
  • (transitive, obsolete) To illuminate, as a manuscript.

Usage notes
Particularly used in arts journalism; not understood by significant portion of American public.

Quotations
For usage examples of this term, see the citations page.

Derived terms

  • limner

25

Aug

promotethisbook:

Beerology: Everything You Need to Know to Enjoy Beer…Even More by Mirella Amato

isilluminating:

Most of the Bloomsbury editions of Harry Potter will be out of print as of September, so I though it was time to update my collection. These have ways been my favourite, this was my childhood and it’ll be really sad to see them go :(

24

Aug

Personality Disorders - DSM-5 Resource for Writers

amandaonwriting:

Are you thinking about creating a character with a personality disorder? We hope this table, with references from The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, helps you.

promotethisbook:

Lifting the Veil on Addiction by Justin Pope

23

Aug

defined: equipage

Without the luxury of a support column, the squad was weighed down by equipage needed to fight off bandits who constantly raided the border villages. 

from Wiktionary

Etymology
From Middle French equippage, from equipper.

Pronunciation
(UK) IPA(key): /ˈɛ.kwɪ.pɪdʒ/

Noun
equipage (countable and uncountable, plural equipages)

  • (uncountable) Equipment or supplies, especially military ones.
  • (obsolete) Military dress; uniform, armour etc.
  • A type of horse-drawn carriage.

Quotations
1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.9:

  • Loe-heere a description, much resembling the equipage of a compleat French-man at armes, with all his bards.
inland-delta:

Alois Kalvoda, Birches, 1910

inland-delta:

Alois Kalvoda, Birches, 1910

(Source: arcimboldo.cz)

22

Aug

Doing line edits…

Huge Ass List of First Names and Nicknames

rphelper:

I put this together for NYC and thought I’d share.

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