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Word of the Day
Mar 3rd, 2009, 2:42pm
 
The Word of the Day is  
 
incarnadine • \in-KAHR-nuh-dyne\
 
 
Example Sentence:
 
"Tavel [wine] … is noted for its assertive fruit and magnificent rich and brilliant incarnadine color." (Vick Knight Jr., Press Enterprise [Riverside, CA], August 11, 1999)  
 
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"Carn-" is the Latin root for "flesh," and "incarnates" is Latin for "flesh-colored." English speakers picked up the "pinkish" sense of "incarnadine" back in the late 1500s. Since then, the adjective has come to refer to the dark red color of freshly cut, fleshy meat as well as to the pinkish color of the outer skin of some humans. The word can be used as a verb, too, meaning "to redden." Shakespeare used it that way in Macbeth: “Will all great Neptune's ocean wash this blood clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather the multitudinous seas incarnadine, making the green one red.”
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Re: Word of the Day
Reply #1 - Mar 3rd, 2009, 7:59pm
 
I suppose that is where we also get the saying "the Devil incarnate" or in other words, The Devil in the flesh...!
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Reply #2 - Jun 8th, 2009, 4:23pm
 
My word of the week:
 
 
 
MOIST
 
Enough said i think.
 
 
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