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The Novel Begins 3

2             My name is Joseph Tooley, and it was my father Jacob that went missing nine years ago out here in these very woods. No trace has ever been found of him in all that time. And believe me … Continue reading

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Mollify [mol–uh-fahy]  verb (used with object), mollified, mollifying. Definitions for mollify to soften in feeling or temper, as a person; pacify; appease. to mitigate or reduce; soften: to mollify one’s demands. Citations for mollify …my mother would be dragged from … Continue reading

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lyceum \lahy-SEE-uhm\  noun: 1. an institution for popular education providing discussions, lectures, concerts, etc. 2. a building for such activities. 3. (initial capital letter) the gymnasium where Aristotle taught, in ancient Athens. 4. a lycée. No wonder I was desirous … Continue reading

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sprechgesang \SHPREKH-guh-zahng\ noun: a vocal style intermediate between speech and singing but without exact pitch intonation. Despite the sometimes sarcastic and sometimes tempestuous hostility of audiences clearly unfamiliar with the technique of Sprechgesang, and supported only by a small band … Continue reading

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A Title That Will…

We’ve all heard the phrase ‘Don’t Judge a Book By Its Cover’ yet I think we all do this to varying degrees. Now, it doesn’t necessarily mean we judge the books cover design or picture, sometimes we simply judge books … Continue reading

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quoin \koin, kwoin\ noun: 1. one of the stones forming an external wall; cornerstone. 2. an external solid angle of a wall or the like. 3. any of various bricks of standard shape for forming corners of brick walls or … Continue reading

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cornice \KAWR-nis\ noun: 1. a mass of snow, ice, etc., projecting over a mountain ridge. 2. Architecture. a. any prominent, continuous, horizontally projecting feature surmounting a wall or other construction, or dividing it horizontally for compositional purposes. b. the uppermost … Continue reading

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