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Friday, November 14th, 2014
1:20p - Slubber - Interesting Word
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slubber Audio Pronunciation
\SLUHB-er\
verb
1. to perform hastily or carelessly.
Quotes
Even-tempered as he was, he soon began to give evidences of the strain of being pent in with a mechanical monster that toiled, and sobbed, and slubbered in the shouting dark.
-- Jack London, "The Pearls of Parlay," A Son of the Sun, 1912
Origin
Slubber may descend from the Low German term slubbern meaning "to do work carelessly." When slubber entered English in the early to mid-1500s, it meant "to stain or smear."


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8:09p - A Clowder of Cats
clowder Audio Pronunciation
\KLOU-der\
noun
1. a group or cluster of cats.
Quotes
"That's a fine clowder of cats you have, Aunt Alex," I told the old dowager one day when I was bringing her some peanut brittle from my mother.
-- Noel Perrin, "Don't Give Me One Dozen Roses, Give Me a Nosegay," The New Yorker, April 4, 1959
Origin
Clowder comes from the term clodder meaning "clotted mass." It entered English in the late 1700s.


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