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Feb 21, 2007
This week's theme
Porcine words to mark the Chinese new year

This week's words
pignus
epigamic
pigsney
epigeal
epigone

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pigsney

pigsney (PIGZ-nee) noun

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1. A sweetheart.
2. An eye, especially a small one.

[From Middle English piggesnye (pig's eye).]

-Anu Garg (garg wordsmith.org)

"Piers lifted his head out of his nest again and asked, 'Was Ellis in a fight again?
'Hush, pigsney,' said Rose."
Margaret Frazer; The Servant's Tale; Berkeley Publishing; 1993.

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Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water. -Christopher Morley, writer (1890-1957)

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