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zoophagous

Definition: Feeding on animal matter; carnivorous.
Synonyms: meat-eating

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good enough to eat

To have an extremely beautiful or aesthetically pleasing appearance.

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International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

In 1977, the General Assembly of the United Nations declared November 29 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. On December 1, 2000, the Assembly reaffirmed the UN's responsibility to work towards the peaceful creation of a Palestinian homeland and lauded those countries that observed the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. More...

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No animal ever invented anything so bad as drunkenness—or so good as drink.
Gilbert Chesterton
(1874-1936)
 



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Today's topic: shot

shot - Referring to a fluid dram of liquor, the term is fairly new, dating to 1928 (PG Wodehouse). More...

deadline - Originally a Civil War term for a line that marked the distance a prisoner could go before being shot on sight. More...

schuss - A straight downhill ski run, it is literally German for "a shot." More...

beside the point - The expression is from ancient archery, and literally means one's shot is wide of the target. More...


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