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today's wwftd is... snaffled

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  • tsuwm
    the worthless word for the day is: snaffled [cf. snaffle] Brit. : snatched But Ilya could tell by a glance down the page that this had, at one time, been
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 16 1:01 PM
      the worthless word for the day is: snaffled

      [cf. snaffle]
      Brit. : snatched
       
      "But Ilya could tell by a glance down the page that this
      had, at one time, been somebody, somebody snaffled
      up in the purges of 1936, too important or favored to
      kill, thus consigned to the [Gulag], a nonperson."
      - Alan Furst, Night Soldiers  (1988)

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