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Offline RoosGirl

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Word of the Day - August 21, 2016
« on: August 21, 2016, 11:12:48 AM »
auriferous - adjective [aw-rif-er-uh s]

Yielding or containing gold.

Citations for auriferous:
Here, gold on black, certain moral precepts of Confucius crawl up the walls like so many auriferous spiders.
                                                          - Edgar Wallace, "The Slums of Johannesburg," The Southland Times, November 7, 1903

Origin of auriferous:
Auriferous derives from the Latin word for "gold," aurum.  It entered English in the mid-1700s.

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Re: Word of the Day - August 21, 2016
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2016, 03:01:41 PM »
It appears Trump wears clothes with auriferous threads but Judes has sown them with silver linings.

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Re: Word of the Day - August 21, 2016
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2016, 03:13:57 PM »
Interesting choice of a word today...
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Re: Word of the Day - August 21, 2016
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2016, 03:20:54 PM »
Auriferous Trump..yeah right :whistle:

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Re: Word of the Day - August 21, 2016
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2016, 04:43:04 PM »
Dictionary.com's choice, not mine. :)

Trump the faux-auriferous coiffured old man?


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