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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
MEANING:noun: A light, low-heeled shoe worn by ancient Greek comic actors, and by extension a comedy.
ETYMOLOGY:From Latin soccus (slipper). Compare with buskin. The term "sock and buskin" refers to the theatrical profession collectively.
USAGE:"In both images, the face is obscured by a bulbous spherical helmet, bearing a triangle in one photograph, a star in the other, a sinister update to the sock and buskin masks of classical theatre."
Works That Fizz With Unexpected Connections; The Herald (Glasgow, Scotland); Jul 27, 2007.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth. -Blaise Pascal, philosopher and mathematician (1623-1662)