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Mar 20, 2009
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Words with no repeating letters

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quodlibet
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overslaugh

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overslaugh

PRONUNCIATION:
(O-vuhr-slaw)

MEANING:
verb tr.:
1. To pass over someone in favor of another, as in a promotion.
2. To bar or to hinder.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Dutch overslaan (to pass over, omit), from over + slaan (to strike).

USAGE:
"The disgusted James Grimes told William Fessenden, 'The men of brains are still overslaughed and ignored.'"
T. Harry Williams; Lincoln and the Radicals; University of Wisconsin Press; 1960.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Faith is believing what you know ain't so. -Mark Twain, author and humorist (1835-1910)

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