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today's wwftd is... gregicide

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    the worthless word for the day is: gregicide [fr. L. grex: flock, crowd + -cide (after regicide)] nonce-wd. involving the slaughter of the common people
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      the worthless word for the day is: gregicide

      [fr. L. grex: flock, crowd + -cide (after regicide)]
      nonce-wd.
      involving the slaughter of the common people

      "Thoughts on the prospect of a Gregicide War,
      in a Letter to the right hon. Edmund Burke."
      - unkn., 1796

      "A house divided against itself cannot stand. Strife
      between the members of a community is gregicidal."
      - Charles A. Mercier, Conduct and its Disorders (1911)

      -tsuwm
      http://home.comcast.net/~wwftd
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