today's wwftd is... jaculation
- the worthless word for the day is: jaculation
[fr. L. jaculari, to hurl]
obs. : the act of throwing or hurling
I lost track of site expiscations for a time,
but this week we'll feature some from Nov/Dec.
"Hurl'd to and fro with jaculation dire.."
- John Milton, Paradise Lost (1667)
""Grandfather Smallweed immediately throws
the cushion at her. 'Drat you, be quiet!' says
the good old man. The effect of this act of
jaculation is twofold."
- Charles Dickens, Bleak House (1852)