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Nov 8, 2011
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apopemptic
forficate
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with Anu Garg

forficate

PRONUNCIATION:
(FOR-fi-kit, kayt)

MEANING:
adjective: Deeply forked.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin forfex (scissors). Earliest documented use: 1816.

USAGE:
"Now comes a heat from your forficate thighs."
Alexander Trocchi, ed.; Merlin; 1952.

See more usage examples of forficate in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
When small men begin to cast big shadows, it means that the sun is about to set. -Lin Yutang, writer and translator (1895-1976)

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