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(Greek: within, inside, into, in, on, inner)
(Greek: above, over, on, upon; besides; in addition to; toward; among)
(Latin: in, into, within, inside, on, toward [il-, ir-, im-], in, into, etc.: involve, incur, invade; also, used intensively, as in the words inflame and inflammable, or without perceptible force.)
(Greek: fern [from pter[on], "feather, wing"])
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(Greek > Latin: depending on chance or luck; pertaining to gambling; rolling of dice; game of hazard or chance)
(Greek > Latin: fox; baldness; derived from "mange in foxes"; bald patches on the head)
(Latin: both, on both sides; around, about; vague; obscure)
(Greek: around, about, both, on both sides of, both kinds)
(Greek > Latin: one of the Titans, son of Iapetus and Clymene, supporting the heavens on his shoulders; later, a king of Mauretania, changed by Perseus into Mt. Atlas [Greek mythology])
(Greek balaustion > Latin balaustium: supporting post of a railing on a balcony, staircase, etc. Borrowed from Italian balaustro, from balaustra; so called because of the resemblance of a baluster to the double-curving calyx tube of the "wild pomegranate flower".)
(an uncontrollable desire to take books based on a strong fondness for them)
(new biometrics program will look for perspiration on fingers)
(A Blog is Another Way to Express Our Selves When Writing on the Internet)
(A Blog is Another Way to Express Our Selves When Writing on the Internet)
(Part 2 of 4: "The Ballad of Salvation Bill" by Robert Service was based on experiences he had with a compulsive smoker who just had to smoke because smoking was so important in his life)
(Latin: hinge, hinge of a door, pivot, that on which something turns; thus, principal, chief)
(Latin: wary, careful, heedful; be on one's guard, to take heed; from cavere, to look out, to beware)
(Greek > Latin: center; middle point, mid point; focus, focal point, focalize; zero in on)
(Greek: on the ground, low; by extension, "dwarf-like")
(Modern Latin: from Greek, thallos, "a young, or green, twig or shoot" [based on the color of its spectrum]; metal)
(Latin: the eyelid or its outer edge; hairs growing on the edges of the eyelids, eyelashes)
(Latin: around, about, surrounding, closed curve, circling, circular on all sides; literally, "in a circle")
(Latin: to inhabit; to live in, to live on, to live among; to dwell; living among, dwelling in; occurring on, occurring in)
(Greek: cold, very cold, freezing; used to describe the effects of low temperatures or activities carried on at a very low temperature)
(Latin: dorsum, back, on the back, near the back, back side; rear, posterial)
(Latin: first part of the small intestine; based on duodecim, "twelve", because its length is approximately twelve finger-breadths)
(Erucivory or Feeding on Caterpillars)
(feeding on a mixed diet of plant and animal ingredients)
(various topics having to do with technological education and research changes that are going on)
(a crisis which involves the steady erosion of America's scientific and engineering base has been going on for several years)
(Greek > Latin: driven on, set in motion; driven, set in motion; ductile; elasticity, elastic)
(emerging areas of technology that still might have a profound impact on how we conduct our lives)
(tech areas that will have a profound impact on how we conduct our lives)
(Latin: beyond, outside, on the outside, outward, external)
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(drawings on the ground by arranging stones, gravel, or earth)
(eating dirt or earth is a common practice on a global scale)
(secretly getting access to files on a computer or network in order to get information, to steal private information in order to illegally transfer money, or to cause damage, etc.)
(itching spots on legs have turned into ulcerated sores)
(Greek: from ancient Greek hormáein [hormein], "to set in motion, impel, urge on")
(Greek: high, highest, height; on high)
(Ecological survival depends on insects)
(Latin: between; among, mutually, together; on the inside, internal)
(it's possible that the contents of a subject on-line can be more powerful than a traditional linear book)
(Latin: within, inside, on the inside)
(influences on humanity including those from the past and the present)
(Latin: left, to the left; toward, or on the left side)
(Latin: book; originally, the "inner bark of a tree", whence "the text written on this", "collection of leaves for writing", and finally "book")
(Latin: on the border (of hell); form of limbus, border, edge)
(Latin: on the border (of hell); form of limbus, border, edge)
(automakers need lithium for the next generation of cars running on batteries charged by electricity)
(Latin: carry on a legal suit, lawsuit; quarrel, contention)
(Deep-sea animals have made attempts to light their cold and dark environments by carrying their own lights on their heads and on every other conceivable part of the bodies; including their eyes and tails and the insides of their mouths. The light they shed is living light.)
(Greek: breast; the front of the human chest and either of two soft rounded organs on each side of the chest in women and men; however, with women the organs are more prominent and produce milk after childbirth; also, a milk-producing gland in mammals that corresponds to the human breast)
(myths and science fiction regarding nanotechnology)
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(Greek: papyros > Latin > Old French; papyrus, an Egyptian rush [a reed plant] from which material was made for writing or drawing. Used in the sense of "fibrous material on which to write or to draw"; paper)
(Greek: pemphix, "blister"; blistering skin diseases or a swelling of the skin that contains watery fluid and is caused by burning or irritation; a bump or small swelling on or beneath the skin)
(Latin: push lower, bear down on or against)
(Greek > Latin: a prefix signifying before; forward, forth; for, in favor of; in front of; in place of, on behalf of; according to; as, to place before; to go before or forward, to throw forward)
(a result of an instant on the lips to a lifetime on the hips)
(a political system that operates on a deficit and continues to print more and more money)
(a place where the books turn their backs on visitors)
(pitching and tossing on the sea of matrimony)
(Daily-Quotations from internet sources)
(a nation that utilizes automation and technology, but which is depending more and more on outsourcing to other nations for the experts in those areas)
(revenge may be sweet except for the one on the receiving end)
(bill is proposed in New Hampshire, U.S., to place limits on RFID applications)
(robotics on the move)
(Latin: shield; a broad piece of metal or another suitable material, held by straps or a handle attached on one side, used as a protection against blows or missiles.)
(Latin: always, ever, at all times, on each occasion)
(Latin: bristle [short stiff hair on an animal or plant, or a mass of short stiff hairs growing; especially, on a hog's back or a man's face])
(Latin: left, on the left side; at, toward, or using the left; left-handed)
(Delivered by Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg on November 19, 1863)
(a story told with an emphasis on Latin and Greek roots and affixes)
("Virgin suicides" forced on young women in Turkey)
(Latin: lying on the back; going back; from supinus)
(Greek: heal, cure; treatment; service done to the sick, [a waiting on])
(Latin: titulus; inscription on a tomb or altar; a label, a heading in a book or other composition)
(once considered in poor taste; the joke was not nearly as vulgar as those that are currently expressed on many U.S. TV shows)
(Latin: across, through, over, beyond; on the far side of)
(Latin: beyond, on the other side; excessive, to an extreme degree)
(Latin: eat, eating; consume, consuming; ingest, ingesting; devour, devouring; feeding on)
Word Entries containing the term: “on
A bicycle can't stand on its own because it is two tired.
This entry is located in the following unit: paraprosdokian, paraprosdokia (page 1)
abortion-on-demand (s) (noun), abortions-on-demand (pl)
The right of a woman to have a medical operation at any time during pregnancy in which a developing fetus is removed so it is not born alive: The rallying cry of the pro-choice group at the parade was for the right of women to have abortions-on-demand.
This entry is located in the following units: a-, ab-, abs- (page 7) abort-, aborti- (page 1) oriri-, orir-, ori-, or- (page 1)
Bakers trade bread recipes on a knead-to-know basis.
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bird on a stony hill with plants
Bird on a stone with plants.
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CAUTION: WATER ON ROAD DURING RAIN.
Seen on a highway sign.
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continuing on
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Focusing on Words Newsletter #01
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Giraffiti is vandalism spray-painted very, very high, such as on an overpass.
This entry is located in the following unit: paraprosdokian, paraprosdokia (page 4)
If you ever get on a passenger place and recognize a friend named Jack, don't shout "Hi Jack!"
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Laundress: A gown worn while sitting on the grass.
Life on Man

Theodor Rosebury; The Viking Press; New York; 1969.

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Nanotechnology: Fear Negative Results for Life on Earth
A presentation of mostly unfounded fears of nanotechnology and how it may affect life on earth in a negative way.
This entry is located in the following unit: Nanotechnology: Index of Articles (page 1)
on the tip of one's tongue
Almost able to say something; at the point of being said: Jerry told his sister, "I have the word on the tip of my tongue."
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On the wall of a dentist's office: Alway be true to your teeth or they will be false to you.
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Paraffins: Those extensions found on the sides of fish.
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Quotes: On-Line
Internet sources: on-line quotes.
This entry is located in the following unit: Quotes: Quotations Units (page 5)
Sermon on the Mount
A discourse delivered by Jesus to the disciples and others, containing the Beatitudes and important fundamentals of Christian teaching. Matt. 5–7; Luke 6:20–49.
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step on it, step on it
step on it (STEP awn it) (verb)
To hurry up, or to go faster, in order to get something done quickly: "Come on, step on it so we can get this project finished tonight."

"Step on it or we are going to be late."

step on it (STEP awn it) (verb)
To put or to set the foot down on something: "A mother saw a big bug crawling on the floor and she told her son to step on it before it went under the sofa."

A man ordered a hamburger in the fast-food restaurant and told the waiter to please step on it!

A foreigner over hearing this wondered why the man would want to buy something to eat and tell someone to step on it.

surrounded on all sides *
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The last thing I want to do is hurt you; however, it's still on my list.
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The Life That Lives on Man

Michael Andrews; Taplinger Publishing Company; New York; 1976.

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There are many women who spend a lot of scents on perfumes.
Playing with a different meaning for a word.
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Thursday: How one feels while crossing a desert on a hot day.
You can usually count on Americans to do the right thing; after they have tried everything else.
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(English phrases which are often badly phrased on signs in public places and other media)
(New plagues, survival, and the various mutual adaptations carried on with our microbial fellow travelers)
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(the laser that can produce quadrillions of pulses of light per second, creating a spot on a cell that is as hot as the sun)
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(palindromes quiz answers from Focusing on Words Newsletter #8)
(when visiting old graveyards and examining the epitaphs on gravestones, there are certain words and phrases which could be difficult or impossible to understand without knowing what the words in this unit mean)
(the science of water which denotes the study of the properties, distribution, and movements of water on land surfaces, in the soil, and through the subsurface rocks of the earth)
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(There are estimated to be 10,000 million insects living in each square kilometer of habitable land on earth or 26,000 million per square mile)
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(mathematics is the deductive study of quantities, magnitudes, and shapes as determined by the use of numbers and symbols while every branch of science and engineering depends on mathematics; measurement is the process of associating numbers with physical quantities and phenomena and measurement is fundamental to the sciences; to engineering, construction, and other technical fields; and to almost all everyday activities)
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(bird goo left on a place; or a person no one likes)
(A poem that expresses misconceived judgements based on incomprehensible, or at least, inadequate information)
(sentences that illustrate the manipulations of words with one meaning into different applications)
Word Entries at Get Words containing the term: “on
Butterfly on a Flower
Butterfly gets nectar.
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Cameron defends stiff sentences for rioters, honing debate on message of deterrence
stiff sentences:
rioters:
honing:
deterrence:

"Mr. Cameron said the four days of arson, riot and looting in London and major cities was 'absolutely appalling' and the criminal justice system should be sending 'a very clear message that it's wrong and won't be tolerated.' "

International Herald Tribune, August 18, 2011; page 3.
clip-on (adjective), more clip-on, most clip-on
That which is attached to something and holds it in place: Boris wore a clip-on necktie and Mildred wore clip-on earrings to the party.

Sam had more clip-on ties than any of his friends.

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Father who imprisoned daughter to go on trial

Josef Fritzl, who has admitted imprisoning his daughter in a cellar for 24 years and fathering seven children by her, will go on trial on March 16, 2009, on charges including murder, an Austrian court said Thursday.

Fritzl, 73, has been charged by prosecutors with the murder of one of his daughter's children who died shortly after birth. He is also charged with rape, enslavement, incest, coercion, and deprivation of liberty.

1. rape: The crime of forcing an unwilling or legally incompetent person to participate in sexual intercourse.

Destructive assault, as on a city, landscape, etc.

2. enslavement: The process of making someone a slave.
3. incest: Sexual relations between people who are so closely related that their marriage is illegal or forbidden by custom; such as, with a man's daughter.
4. coercion: To force to act or to think in a certain way by use of pressure, domination, restraining, or forcibly controlling.
5. deprivation of liberty: the act of taking a person's freedom away or preventing someone from having personal freedom from servitude or confinement or oppression.
—From the International Herald Tribune; Reuters; Vienna; January 23, 2009; page 8.
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Focusing on Words Newsletter #01
Newsletter #1, contents include:
  • Latin phrases you should know.
  • News about the unusual.
  • It’s [sic], but that’s the way it is.
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Focusing on Words Newsletter #02
Newsletter #2, contents include:
  • Lose/Loose, How [sic] Can It Be?
  • Playing with Words.
  • Quotes Worth Your Time.
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Focusing on Words Newsletter #03
Newsletter #3, contents include:
  • Auf Wiedersehen, English.
  • Letters from Readers.
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Focusing on Words Newsletter #04
Newsletter #4, contents include:
  • Instructions for use of actual products. No kidding.
  • Principal/Principle and mnemonic devices.
  • More letters from readers.
  • More Denglish.
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Focusing on Words Newsletter #05
Newsletter #5, contents include:
  • Words in the News.
  • The Greek Element tribo- and Its Practical Commercial Applications.
  • “Lawyer Idiocy” — Some Examples.
  • Results of Previous Mnemonic Devices Survey.
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Focusing on Words Newsletter #06
Newsletter #6, contents include:
  • Responses to letters.
  • Quid Novum? Erratum, Errata.
  • Cyber-Legerdemain—Don’t miss this cyber magic!
  • Let’s Use Pronouns Properly.
  • Some Serious Considerations—Think about It!
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Focusing on Words Newsletter #07
Newsletter #7, contents include:
  • There are dictionaries and there are dictionaries.
  • Did they say what I think they said?
  • New Additions to the Search Areas
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Focusing on Words Newsletter #08
Newsletter #8, contents include:
  • Palindromes activity.
  • Sesquipedalian Challenges.
  • Logical Sequence Activity.
  • Educational Sources.
  • Golden-Oldies Poems.
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Focusing on Words Newsletter #09
Newsletter #9, contents include:
  • U.S. Teachers and cheating (many quotes from news sources).
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Focusing on Words Newsletter #10
Newsletter #10, contents include:
  • Reader responses to teachers and cheating.
  • Did they really write those headlines?
  • New words from old words.
  • Dan Quayle and Groucho Marx Quotes.
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Focusing on Words Newsletter #11
Newsletter #11, contents include:
  • Political Quotes on Target.
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Focusing on Words Newsletter #12
Newsletter #12, contents include:
  • Information about the new international phobia.
  • Sesquipedalian challenges with answers.
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Focusing on Words Newsletter #13
Newsletter #13, contents include:
  • An Obfuscation Chart for Creating Bureaucratic Jargon.
  • Translating Politgabble
  • Words poem.
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Focusing on Words Newsletter #14
Newsletter #14, contents includes:

Ponder These Quotations.

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Greece consensus elusive on austerity package
consensus:
elusive:
austerity package:
nothing to go on
All the toilets in New York's police stations have been stolen and it appears that the police have nothing to go on.
This entry is located in the following unit: Fun with Words (page 1)
play on words
Isaac did a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on words.
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Set your teeth on edge (Jeremiah 31:30)
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The writing is on the wall (Daniel 5: 5/6)
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