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April 9th, 2019

Word of the Day 04/09/19 Velutinous

Velutinous (adjective)
velutinous [vuh-loot-n-uh s]


adjective
1. having a soft, velvety surface, as certain plants.

RELATED WORDS
velvety, creamy, gossamer, feathery, silky, hairy, furry, velveteen, velour, downy, frizzy, kinky, woolly, fleecy, fuzzy, light, soft, featherlike, plumate

NEARBY WORDS
velpeau bandage, velsen, veltheimia, velum, velure, velvet, velvet ant, velvet bean, velvet carpet, velvet glove

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Origin: First recorded in 1820–30, velutinous is from the New Latin word velūtīnus literally, velvety. See velvet, -ine, -ous

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR VELUTINOUS
Velutinous : velvety: clothed with dense, soft, short hair, like velvet.
EXPLANATION OF TERMS USED IN ENTOMOLOGY|JOHN. B. SMITH

Its delicate fabric hath the colour Of lovely and velutinous skin.
ENAMELS AND CAMEOS AND OTHER POEMS|THOPHILE GAUTIER

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Monday, Monday... Tuesday, anyone?

OK, so it's not exactly Monday here, but I'm hoping to just catch Monday on the other side of the world! Yup, I had a bit of a brain-fart yesterday and didn't get the post up, though I knew it was my turn.

And then to kick off my Tuesday morning today at work, one of my monitors (I have two) decided to play dead, and it took me half an hour to sort that out and get something working. One bang behind the ear from crawling under a desk to change cords, and one monitor now working fine on another desk (though it sure wasn't playing nice on mine) and another monitor and cord plugged in and reorganised to work how I want it, and I'm finally good to go. Needless to say, no actual work done yet; we won't mention the time. ;-P

However, the rest of this week is set to go well, or at least I'm remaining positive! Last weekend I managed to catch up to where I should be on my yearly goal for words, so I am determined to keep on top from here on in!

I have Friday off this week because my middle child is off to Borneo for two weeks! YES! So exciting - she's never left NZ and her first port of call is Borneo! She's doing an animal management course at university, and as part of her studies some of them (who have worked hard to earn the money!) are going to visit some orangutan and sun-bear sanctuaries over there. Should be a fantastic trip!

Anyway, 'Mummy' has to have time off on Friday to go with her to the dog kennels where she works to settle her pup in while she's gone (and for me to meet the owners). To save more time and energy for the long-suffering parents who will already be taking care of the two rabbits and five guinea-pigs (in addition to our two cats) while she's gone, Remmy the Golden Retriever is going to have a holiday at the kennels. We'll go to take him out for a walk a few times while she's gone, but it's easier knowing he'll be kept company and can be happy during the days while we're working. As that won't take all day, it will give me some time on Friday afternoon at home to do some stuff for ME (like writing!) before we have to deliver said daughter to the airport!

But enough about me! How are you guys going to make your week fabulous?

Here are the reminders and other things you need to help kick you off for the week:

1 – FLASH CHALLENGE – Your Monday prompt is - A bang on the head Give me 100 words or a graphic for the sake of saying you’ve done it!

2 –I'm sorry I don't have time to gather the links for last week's challenges, but please, if you need prompts or don't want to miss anything, scroll back through last week's entries, or check out the appropriate tags!

3 – Big Buddy 30% - Are you all on schedule so far this month? (I am there, as at Saturday!)

agdhani - 15,000/15 hours
asphaltcowgrrl - 6,000
shinysylver - 4,500
simplyn2deep - 3,000
csichick_2 - 900
cmk418 - 450
sharpiesgal - 3,600
bizarra - 3,000
haldoor - 900
jstabe - 1,500
flipflop_diva - 1,500

4 – This month's challenge is How I Met... (crossover challenge)! This links you to the signup post where your hostess, flipflop_diva is handing out assignments!

Now, onwards! Let's be creative out there!

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