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Oct 19, 2000
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Semordnilaps, or words that spell other words when reversed

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avid
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nonet

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with Anu Garg

nonet

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nonet (no-NET) noun

1. A combination of nine instruments or voices.

2. A composition written for such a combination.

[Italian nonetto, from diminutive of nono, ninth, from Latin nonus.]

"Lovano leads a slightly different nonet in performances of his rich and surprising charts."
ShortList, Village Voice, May 23, 2000.

(Tenon, a term from carpentry, denotes a projection on the end of a piece of wood shaped for insertion into a mortise to make a joint.)

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I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career. -Gloria Steinem, women's rights activist, editor (b. 1934)


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