October 31st, 2017

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Word of the Day 10/31/17 Deadwood

Deadwood (noun)
deadwood [ded-woo d]

1. the dead branches on a tree; dead branches or trees.
2. useless or burdensome persons or things: He cut the deadwood from his staff.
3. (in writing) unnecessary words, phrases, or exposition; expendable verbiage.
4. Nautical. a solid construction, serving only as reinforcement, located between the keel of a vessel and the stem or sternpost.
5. Bowling. pins remaining on the alley after having been knocked down by the ball.
6. Cards.
a. Rummy. cards in a hand that have not been included in sets and are usually counted as points against the holder.
b. Poker. cards that have been discarded.

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Origin: First recorded in 1720-30; dead + wood

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My Last Tuesday

Thanks again to kaige68 for giving me the Tuesdays this month, although I do hope we have more "daily counters" to play next month! 4,623 words today, 3,986 of which was original, and following yesterday's 5,041 (all but 100 of which was also original)! Plus, I've just penned my final installment for my Halloween series this year, and my second installment of Kittytown Knights, so aye, I'm one happy writer! =) Happy Halloween to all, and good luck in all your writing/spooky/creative endeavors! On to November and MORE WORDS!!