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Jun 12, 2007
This week's theme
Archaic words

This week's words
stalworth
selcouth
peradventure
dehort
latchet


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selcouth

(SEL-kooth) Pronunciation Sound Clip

adjective: Strange; unusual; marvelous.

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

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

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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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