Monthly Archives: July 2014
worl [or] wuhrl
1: a circular arrangement, as of leaves or petals around a center, or a coiled shape.
2: a circular or spiraling movement, as of a current of air, smoke, or water.
3: a single coil of a spiral shell, as of a snail.
4: a single ridge, forming a complete circle, in the center of a fingerprint.
ar tih faekt
definition 1: any object made by human beings, especially one of cultural, archaeological, or historical significance.
example: The museum had an exhibit of ancient Mexican artifacts.
definition 2: in scientific investigation, a false or inaccurate result or effect caused by the introduction of an unintended element or variable.
example: These results are an artifact of not having chosen the subjects for the study randomly.
definition 1: to stick or cling firmly, as by gluing (usually followed by “to”).
example: The dust adhered to her skin.
definition 2: to follow or hold to closely (usually followed by “to”).
example: You’ll get into trouble if you don’t adhere to the rules.
example: I adhered to the recipe this time, but the dish is still too salty.
example: Despite persecution, they adhered to their religion.
definition 3: to maintain loyalty or support (usually followed by “to”).
example: Many of the nobles adhered to the deposed king.
to render part or the whole of (a painting, drawing, or engraving) in dots, points, or dabs.
1: a method of painting, drawing, or engraving by applying small points, dots, or dabs to a surface.
The artist has used stipple to create the delicate shading in his drawing.
2: a work produced by such a method.
“shrive” and “short shrift”
inflections: shrived, shriven, shrives, shriving, shrove
of a priest, to hear the confession of, assign penance to, or give absolution to (someone).
1: a brief or perfunctory attention given to a person or topic.
2: a brief time granted a condemned prisoner for confession or absolution before his or her execution.