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A.Word.A.Day--perambulate

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perambulate (puh-RAM-byuh-layt) verb tr.

1. To walk through.

2. To inspect (an area) on foot.

verb intr.

To walk about; roam or stroll.

[Latin perambulare, perambulat- : per-, + ambulare, to walk.]

"Seventeen years ago, at an age when many men are reduced to perambulating the mall, Vaughan entered his first Iditarod, the 1,160-mile trans-Alaska dogsled race that turns much younger mushers into mush." William Plummer, At His Peak Norman Vaughan, 87, sets out to climb the icy mountain bearing his name, People, 15 Nov 1993.

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Referendum, n. A law for submission of proposed legislation to a popular vote to learn the nonsensus of public opinion. -Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) [The Devil's Dictionary, 1906]


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