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today's wwftd is... transvection

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    the worthless word for the day is: transvection [f. L. trans, across + vehere, to carry] /trans VEK shun/ 1) obs. the act of carrying from one place to
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      the worthless word for the day is: transvection

      [f. L. trans, across + vehere, to carry] /trans VEK shun/
      1) obs. the act of carrying from one place to another
      2) Math. a method for deriving invariants and covariants
      3) flying on something via magical powers (witchcraft)

      "The consummate salvation of the Saints, or their
      transvection into those eternal Mansions of glory."
      - Henry More, Apocalypsis apocalypseo (1680)

      "--You do not, the Emperor's physician asked Doctor Dee,
      believe in the transvection of witches.
      --I do not, said John Dee."
      - John Crowley, Daemonomania

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