Word of the Day – Deep-six

Word of the Day : May 6, 2021 Deep-six verb DEEP-SIKS Definition 1 : to get rid of : discard, eliminate 2 slang : to throw overboard Did you know? Before the introduction of shipboard sonar, water depth was measured by hand with a sounding line. This was generally a rope weighted at one end, with bits of leather called marks tied on at intervals to … Continue reading Word of the Day – Deep-six

Word of the Day – Sprightly

Word of the Day : May 5, 2021 Sprightly adjective SPRYTE-lee Definition 1 : marked by a gay lightness and vivacity : spirited 2 : having a distinctively piquant taste : zesty Did you know? Sprightly comes from spright, an archaic version of the word we now use for an elf or fairy: sprite. Ariel from William Shakespeare's The Tempest and the leprechaun of Irish mythology are … Continue reading Word of the Day – Sprightly

Word of the Day – Dross

Dross noun DRAHSS Definition 1 : the scum or unwanted material that forms on the surface of molten metal 2 : waste or foreign matter : impurity 3 : something that is base, trivial, or inferior Did you know? Dross has been a part of the English language since Anglo-Saxon times. It comes from the Old English word drōs, meaning "dregs," those solid materials that fall … Continue reading Word of the Day – Dross