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This week's theme: Miscellaneous words
sessile (SES-il) adjective
1. Attached directly to the base, without a stalk (as a leaf or a flower).
[From Latin sessilis (relating to sitting), from sedere (to sit). Ultimately from the Indo-European root sed- (to sit) that is also the source of sit, chair, saddle, soot, sediment, cathedral, and tetrahedron.]
"The history of seating is a serious subject... several books pay tribute
to what might be called great moments in modern chair history... here
is the bottom line on them. The archdruid, or should I say the chairman,
of the sessile sect is Alexander von Vegesack, the director of the Vitra
Design Museum, the major collection of modern chairs extant."
It is impossible to imagine Goethe or Beethoven being good at billiards or golf. -H.L. Mencken, writer, editor, and critic (1880-1956)