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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. The soft fatty tissue in the interior of bones.
2. The inmost, best, or essential part.
3. Any of various squashes in green or creamy-white colors.
4. A helper, co-worker, friend, or a spouse.
ETYMOLOGY:For 1-3: From Old English mearg/mearh. Earliest documented use: around 1150.
For 4: Of unknown origin. Earliest documented use: 1440.
USAGE:"Unlike most birds, a kiwi even has marrow in its bones."
Rachel Dixon; A Night With the Kiwis; The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia); Jul 30, 2011.
"Steven Spielberg has a reputation as a saccharine film-maker but he
can chill you to the marrow when he wants to."
"The big secrets behind mammoth marrows and colossal cucumbers will be
unveiled at a gardening show."
"Poor man, he's good enough to be a marrow for anybody!"
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Take a commonplace, clean it and polish it, light it so that it produces the same effect of youth and freshness and originality and spontaneity as it did originally, and you have done a poet's job. The rest is literature. -Jean Cocteau, author and painter (1889-1963)