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acantha commented on the word leafmeal
...as the heart grows older It will come to such sights colder By and by, nor spare a sigh Though worlds of wanwood leafmeal lie; And yet you will weep know why. smells like fall
July 2, 2008
acantha commented on the word lambent
Foaled of the white sea-horses,Washed in the lambent waters of the sun.(francis thompson, from the night of forebeing)
April 28, 2008
acantha commented on the word samarkand
We are the Pilgrims, master; we shall goAlways a little further: it may be Beyond that last blue mountain barred with snowAcross that angry or that glimmering sea.White on a throne or guarded in a caveThere lives a prophet who can understandWhy men were born: but surely we are braveWho take the Golden Road to Samarkand.
acantha commented on the word abracadabrant
I found this word several years ago in a dictionary of archaic English; its definition was given as something marvelous or dazzlingly good.
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