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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
verb tr.: To pack tightly.
The verb form developed from the tight packing of the sardine in cans. From French sardine, from Latin sardina, from Greek Sardo (Sardinia). Earliest documented use: 1895.
“Families of a dozen or more sardined themselves into buzzing, bumblebee-colored auto rickshaws designed for two passengers.”
Robert Kunzig; Seven Billion; National Geographic (Washington, DC); Jan 2011.
See more usage examples of sardine in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Oh, the comfort -- the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person -- having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with the breath of kindness blow the rest away. -Dinah Maria Mulock Craik, poet and novelist (26 Apr 1826-1887)