December 17th, 2019

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Word of the Day 12/17/19 Spruce

Spruce (noun, adjective)
spruce [sproos]
(previously 12-22-13)

noun
1. any evergreen, coniferous tree of the genus Picea, of the pine family, having short, angular, needle-shaped leaves attached singly around twigs and bearing hanging cones with persistent scales.
2. any of various allied trees, as the Douglas fir and the hemlock spruce.
3. the wood of any such tree.

adjective
4. made from the wood of a spruce tree or trees.
5. containing or abounding in spruce trees.

WORDS RELATED TO SPRUCE
trim, prim, tidy, clean, dainty, smart, classy, dapper, elegant, well-groomed

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Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English, special use of Spruce, sandhi variant of Pruce < Old French Pruce < Medieval Latin Prussia Prussia, whence the timber came

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spruce [sproos]

adjective, spruc·er, spruc·est.
1. trim in dress or appearance; neat; smart; dapper.

verb (used with object), spruced, spruc·ing.
2. to make spruce or smart (often followed by up): Spruce up the children before the company comes.

verb (used without object), spruced, spruc·ing.
3. to make oneself spruce (usually followed by up).

OTHER WORDS FROM SPRUCE
spruce·ly, adverb
spruce·ness, noun
un·spruced, adjective

Origin: 1580–90; obsolete spruce jerkin orig., jerkin made of spruce leather, i.e., leather imported from Prussia (see spruce ), hence fine, smart, etc.

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  • kaige68

Numbers Challenge

The rules are:


1. Each post is either a hundred words or more/ or you can make a graphic/art

2. However the number influences you, go with the flow! I don’t care how you use or abuse the number! (I’ll give some suggestions/ideas/other languages to help you along if you get stuck!)

3. Post anywhere – tumblr, amazon.com, your journal, AO3, the dreaded ff.net, your bedroom wall, etc.

4. There is NO time limit.





And the number shall be ...706!

Go forth and create!

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Swap of Joy for kitmerlot1213

Title: Tradition
Fandom: Avengers
Characters/Pairing: Tony Stark, Peter Parker, May Parker, Steve Rogers, Pepper Potts, Natasha Romanoff, Clint Barton
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1.468
Summary: Christmas at Avengers Tower includes a few joyful traditions -- with the heroes' unique twists.
A/N: written for kitmerlot1213 for Swap of Joy at 1_million_words

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