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Jun 22, 2001
This week's theme
Words with letters in reverse alphabetical order

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mecca
redd
ogee
vug
plica

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with Anu Garg

plica

(PLY-kuh), plural plicae (PLI-see, -kee)

noun:
1. A fold, especially of skin.
2. Hair in dirty, matted form.

[From Medieval Latin, fold, from Latin plicare, to fold.]

"He underwent knee surgery during the summer to remove a plica ... from his left knee."
Tom Kensler; Sights Are Set on Sydney; The Denver Post; May 13, 1997.

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Every man in the world is better than someone else. And not as good as someone else. -William Saroyan, writer (1908-1981)

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