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Word of the Day

mix-up

Definition: A mistake that results from taking one thing to be another.
Synonyms: confusion

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Idiom of the Day

a match made in hell

An extremely ill-suited pairing of people or things; a match that will result in a particularly negative or disastrous outcome. (A play on the more common phrase "a match made in heaven," meaning the opposite.)

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Appomattox Day

The Civil War ended on April 9, 1865, in the village of Appomattox Court House, Virginia, when Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant of the Union army accepted the surrender of General Robert E. Lee of the Confederacy. The most widespread celebration of Appomattox Day took place in 1965 during the Civil War centennial year. The day was noted across the country with costumed pageants, books and articles reflecting on the war, and concerts of martial music. Although the anniversary is not observed on a yearly basis, reenactments of the historic surrender are held periodically. More...

Quote of the Day
Kindred spirits alone do not change with changing years.
Lucy Maud Montgomery
(1874-1942)

Word Trivia

Today's topic: pottery

craze - First a crack or flaw; to craze is to produce minute cracks on the surface of pottery. More...

fictile - An adjective meaning "pertaining to pottery" or "suitable for making pottery." More...

ceramic, earthenware - Pottery made from clay is called ceramic or earthenware. More...

slip - As in pottery, it derives from Norwegian slip/slipa, "slime on fish." More...


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