Thursday, September 07, 2006

World: word of the day

–noun, plural (especially collectively) dace, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) dac‧es.
1. a small, freshwater cyprinoid fish, Leuciscus leuciscus, of Europe, having a stout, fusiform body.

\Ca"di\, n. [Turk.] An inferior magistrate or judge among the Mohammedans, usually the judge of a town or village.


Just thought you’d like to know a couple of words from the target puzzle a couple of days ago. Obviously, they’re words you’d want to get on top of, practice using them – in particular, you could try using both in one sentence, as in:
“the cadi sat back and burped his pleasure [as is the custom] after the fine meal of dace.” This begs the question how a village magistrate in Turkey would be eating european fish – and of course, whether that fish is edible. But therein lies the makings of a story in itself.

Of course, you’d have to think up your own sentence…

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