Thursday, March 04, 2004

New Word!


Main Entry: del·i·quesce
Pronunciation: "de-li-'kwes
Function: intransitive verb
Inflected Form(s): -quesced; -quesc·ing
Etymology: Latin deliquescere, from de- + liquescere, inchoative of liquEre to be fluid -- more at LIQUID
1 : to dissolve or melt away
2 : to become soft or liquid with age -- used of plant structures (as mushrooms)

In a sentence, now: Thanks to all the warm, spring-like weather we've been having in the last week, the snowbanks and icy pathways are all deliquescing.

Natch! That's one thing I can scratch off THE LIST (#52). And it's topical, too. But thanks to all this deliquescing that's going on, I might not be able to get to my roll of winter shots this season. Oh well, there's always next year.

As for continued progress, I've already started reading The Iliad and I have gotten a fresh new perscription for phisiotherapy (an important first baby step towards actually getting the therapy). Plans for the trip to Washington are progressing and there's lots of other stuff in the works, too. Stay tuned.


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