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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
MEANING:noun: A cemetery, especially one next to a church.
ETYMOLOGY:Loan translation of German Gottesacker, from Gott (God) + Acker (field). The allusion is that the bodies of the dead are sown in the field in hope of resurrection.
USAGE:"Mourning strangers also came to weep anniversary tears at another cheerless God's acre."
Frank Keating; Ask Not for Whom the Bell Tolls, It Tolls For These; The Guardian (London, UK); Sep 26, 2006.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Until you dig a hole, you plant a tree, you water it and make it survive, you haven't done a thing. You are just talking. -Wangari Muta Maathai, activist and Nobel laureate (b. 1940)
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