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A.Word.A.Day--coriaceous

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coriaceous (kor-ee-AY-shuhs) adjective

Of or like leather, especially in texture.

[From Late Latin coriaceus, from Latin corium, leather.]

"The genus, or rather family, of Epeira, is here characterized by many singular forms; some species have pointed coriaceous shells, others enlarged and spiny tibiae." Darwin, Charles, Voyage Of The Beagle: Chapter II.

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There is a point beyond which even justice becomes unjust. -Sophocles, Greek dramatist (495?-406 BC)


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