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Today’s word of the day is roundhand (or round hand or round-hand), a style of penmanship in which the letters are round and full rather than angular.
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Today’s word of the day is barratry, which is, among other meanings, the offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones. Someone who commits barratry is a barrator, a “a common mover and maintainer of suits and controversies.”
“He is such a litigious fellow, though; so persistent with it; barratry, champerty, mad incorrigibility: he’s the wildest man of genius alive.” (From The Entailed Hat Or, Patty Cannon’s Times.)
Today’s word of the day is schlep, a word from Yiddish that means “to carry clumsily or with difficulty,” “to lug,” or “to move slowly or laboriously.”
Today’s word of the day is pinchbeck, in the sense of “a cheap imitation.” It’s part of today’s list of the day, “not quite the real thing,” which contains words related to fakes, frauds, lies, and tricks.
Today’s word of the day is slub:
1. transitive verb To draw out and twist (a strand of silk or other textile fiber) in preparation for spinning.
2. noun A soft thick nub in yarn that is either an imperfection or purposely set for a desired effect.
3. noun A slightly twisted roll of fiber, as of silk or cotton.
Today’s word of the day (expression of the day?) is sub judice, an adverb indicating something is under judicial deliberation or before a judge or court of law. One might write, “When a case is pending or is ongoing, those connected with the case must refrain from talking about it to anyone because it is sub judice.”
A similar term is coram judice, before a judge having legal jurisdiction of the matter.
And there’s me judice, which means, “I being the judge” or “in my opinion.” An example use: “You have a fine chance (me judice) at this moment to put the popular feeling toward England into verse which shall ring from one end of the country to the other.”