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Jul 6, 2016
This week’s theme
Words with initial silent letters

This week’s words
knavery
wroth
knar
wrick
gnomic

knars
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knar

PRONUNCIATION:
(nahr)

MEANING:
noun: A knot on a tree or in wood.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Middle English knarre. Earliest documented use: 1250.

USAGE:
“When Gong Chun decided to make a teapot that resembled the knar of an old ginkgo tree, he did it by hand.”
Kuei-hsiang Lo; The Stonewares of Yixing; Hong Kong University Press; 1986.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
All the arguments to prove man's superiority cannot shatter this hard fact: in suffering the animals are our equals. -Peter Singer, philosopher and professor (b. 6 Jul 1946)

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