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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
From Old English cancer (crab, tumor). Ultimately from the Indo-European root kar-/ker- (hard), which also gave us standard, cancer, and hard. Earliest documented use: 1384.
"And in your family, so in the world ... we shall cut away the canker that infects us until only those of the true blood remain."
J.K. Rowling; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows; Bloomsbury; 2010.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:My country is the world, and my religion is to do good. -Thomas Paine, philosopher and writer (1737-1809)