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today's wwftd is... fritinancy

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  • wwftd master
    the worthless word for the day is: fritinancy [fr. L. fritinnire, to twitter] /FRIT i nan see/ (also fritiniency) obs. : twittering or chirping, as of cicadas
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 4, 2007
      the worthless word for the day is: fritinancy

      [fr. L. fritinnire, to twitter] /FRIT i nan see/
      (also fritiniency)
      obs. : twittering or chirping, as of cicadas or other insects

      "Life in all its manifestations - the tumult of politics, the
      dolor of women, the fritinancy of the drawing-room - was
      his "divine amusement.""
      - Vance Thompson, French Portraits (1899)

      "Unsupported libels and slanders whizzed all day long
      through the offices of the great, a sort of gnat-fritinancy,
      disregarded."
      - Anthony Burgess, The Wanting Seed (1962)

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