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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A castaway; a person who is isolated or without companionship.
verb intr.: To be marooned; to survive or manage through one’s ingenuity without outside help.
After the title character of Daniel Defoe’s 1719 novel Robinson Crusoe. Crusoe was a shipwrecked sailor who spent 28 years on a remote desert island. Earliest documented use: 1888. Crusoe’s aide has also become an eponym in the English language: man Friday.
“Your mad heart goes Crusoeing through all the romances ...”
Arthur Rimbaud (Translation: Oliver Bernard); Collected Poems; Penguin; 1962.
“The boy Jim roams the edgelands of the Thames (just as young Stevenson liked to ‘go Crusoeing’ in the wilds of Scotland).”
Ian Thomson; The Old Buccaneers; Financial Times (London, UK); Mar 31, 2012.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Kindness is always fashionable. -Amelia Barr, novelist (29 Mar 1831-1919)