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Wednesday, August 08, 2007

ostentiferous

Here's an obsolete word that means "that which brings monsters or strange sights" (McKean 2003).

An ostent is an omen, sign, or portent. This is from the Latin ostento or ostendo meaning to show, reveal, declare, to make clear.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll tell you what brings strange sights... any plane carrying my brother. HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR!-Beave

8/8/07, 10:13 PM  
Blogger the scribbler said...

[Snort!} Silly.

8/8/07, 11:12 PM  

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