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This week's theme: words that have many unrelated meanings.
fizgig (FIZ-gig) noun
1. A squib: a type of firework made with damp powder that makes a
hissing sound when exploding.
2. A kind of top spun by pulling a string wound around it.
4. A kind of harpoon with barbs for spearing fish.
5. A police informer.
-Anu Garg (garg wordsmith.org)
"When [the speaker] argues that philosophies and theologies are
the fizgigs of the brain, he expresses an idea which Browning
has repeatedly expressed in 'Ferishtah's Fancies'."
We are healed of a suffering only by expressing it to the full. -Marcel Proust, novelist (1871-1922)