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A.Word.A.Day--selcouth

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This week's theme: archaic words.

selcouth (SEL-kooth) adjective

Strange; unusual; marvelous.

[From Middle English, from Old English seldcuth, from seldan (seldom) + cuth (known), from cunnan (to know).]

-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)

"Then forth they rushed: by Leader's tide, A selcouth sight they see." Walter Scott (1771-1832); Thomas the Rhymer.

X-Bonus

Strange game. The only winning move is not to play. -A computer after simulating hundreds of war games in the movie WarGames (1983), written by Lawrence Lasker and Walter F. Parkes

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