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Jan 31, 2006
This week's theme
Less-known synonyms of everyday words

This week's words
athenaeum
tokology
debark
sartorial
cancrine

“You have to fall in love with hanging around words.” ~John Ciardi
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tokology or tocology

(to-KOL-uh-jee) Pronunciation Sound Clip

noun: Midwifery or obstetrics.

[From Greek toko, child, childbirth + logy.]

"Stockham sent a copy of her own book, Tokology: A Book for Every Woman ... This practical guide to childbearing and health had enjoyed great popular success."
Robert Whittaker; Tolstoy's American Preachers: Letters on Religion and Ethics; TriQuarterly (Evanston, Illinois); Jan 1, 2000.

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The satiated man and the hungry one do not see the same thing when they look upon a loaf of bread. -Rumi, poet and mystic (1207-1273)

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