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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
[From Old English cilic, from Latin cilicium, from Greek kilikion, from kilikios (Cilician). This cloth was originally made of Cilician goats' hair. Cilicia was an ancient region in southeast Asia Minor which later became part of the Roman Empire. It's now part of southern Turkey.]
NOTES: No more hairy undergarments now -- modern cilices are usually made of
wires and studded with spikes.
"Wearing the cilice, (Louise) Heil said, helps people learn to care less
about their own comfort and more about helping other people."
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts. -Bertrand Russell, philosopher, mathematician, author, Nobel laureate (1872-1970)