January 4th, 2020

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Word of the Day 01/04/20 Horologium

Horologium (noun)
horologium [ hawr-uh-loh-jee-uh m, hor- ]


noun, plural hor·o·lo·gi·a [hawr-uh-loh-jee-uh, hor-]
1. a building supporting or containing a timepiece, as a clock tower.
2. (initial capital letter) Astronomy. the Clock, a small southern constellation between Eridanus and Dorado

Origin: 1655–65; < Latin < Greek hōrológion, equivalent to hōrológ(os) timeteller (hōro-, combining form of hṓra hour + -log-, variant stem of légein to speak, tell + -os adj. suffix) + -ion diminutive suffix

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HOROLOGIUM
Horologe, (Orologe), (Horologium)A general term applied indiscriminately in old writings to any mechanism for measuring time.
TIME TELLING THROUGH THE AGES|HARRY CHASE BREARLEY

In 1669 he published his important work, "Horologium Oscillatorium."
TIME TELLING THROUGH THE AGES|HARRY CHASE BREARLEY

Reticulum, the Net, is a small constellation to the east of Hydrus and Horologium.
ASTRONOMICAL CURIOSITIES|J. ELLARD GORE

Of course it will be necessary to adjust the Horologium Florae (or Flower clock) to the nature of the climate.
FLOWERS AND FLOWER-GARDENS|DAVID LESTER RICHARDSON

And that's where that horologium you were talking about came from, too.
CHRISTOPHER AND THE CLOCKMAKERS|SARA WARE BASSETT

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
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  • cmk418

Word Wars Tonight, Anyone?

We're four days into 2020 and what better way to kick start your creativity than with a few rounds of word wars. I plan on getting started tonight at 7pm CST so feel free to join me for a round or four if you can. Here's the schedule:

Round 1: 7-7:25 pm CST
Round 2: 7:30-7:55pm CST
Round 3: 8:05-8:30pm CST
Round 4: 8:35-9pm CST

So gather up some prompts and your WIPs and meet me back here tonight!
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  • agdhani

Not bad for a Saturday

6 hours of editing today has brought one project to the point of needing one final editing pass...and I'm working on bringing another to that same point. With the current goal being to get these two finished before April's camp, I might even be able to complete them before the end of January.
That would be awesome.
jennytork, Sunday is all yours!