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A.Word.A.Day--simonize

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simonize (SY-muh-nyz) verb tr.

To shine or polish to a high sheen, especially with wax.

[After Simoniz, a trademark.]

"As they polish the block and simonize the table, the block will go progressively farther ...." Leon Lederman, Blackboard bungle, The Sciences, Jan 2, 1995.

This week's theme: brand names that have entered the dictionary.

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Brain: an apparatus with which we think we think. -Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) [The Devil's Dictionary]


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