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A.Word.A.Day--sallow

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sallow (SAL-o) adjective

Of a sickly yellowish hue or complexion.

verb tr.

To make sallow.

[Middle English salowe, from Old English salo.]

"Upstairs, a few desperately merry waiters are serving nonalcoholic drinks and cheeseburgers to sallow diners who look as if they've arrived at the end of the world ...." Pico Iyer, Where worlds collide: in Los Angeles International Airport, the future touches down, Harper's Magazine, Aug 1995.

This week's theme: words that sprout other words when beheaded.

X-Bonus

Appeal, v.t. In law, to put the dice into the box for another throw. -Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary (1906)


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