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today's wwftd is... night-foundered

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    the worthless word for the day is: night-foundered distressed for want of knowing the way in the night - James Barclay s Dictionary of the English Language Him
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      the worthless word for the day is: night-foundered


      distressed for want of knowing the way in the night
      - James Barclay's Dictionary of the English Language

      Him haply slumbering on the Norway foam
      The pilot of some small night-foundered skiff,
      Deeming some island, often, as seamen tell,
      With fixed anchor in his scaly rind
      Moors by his side under the lee, while night
      Invests the sea, and wished morn delays
      So stretched out in length the arch-fiend lay
      Chained on the burning lake... (Milton, Paradise Lost)

      "Yet I'm still night-foundered, still blind so much of the time."
      - Harper's Magazine, March 1997

      -tsuwm http://home.mn.rr.com/wwftd/
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