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Word of the Day: August 15, 2019

Word of the Day: August 15, 2019

tweedy  Definition: (adjective) Of textiles; having a rough surface. Synonyms: homespun, nubby, slubbed Usage: Instead of offering something soft and comfortable,the saleswoman handed me a sweater knitted of tweedy yarns. Discuss.

by · August 15, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? August 14, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? August 14, 2019

John Henry “Doc” Holliday (1851) Holliday was an American dentist, gambler,and gunfighter. After graduating from dental school in 1872, he moved to the drier climate of the West to help treat his tuberculosis. He briefly practiced dentistry in Texas, then took up gambling and began drifting. Settling in Tombstone, Arizona, he joined Wyatt Earp and his brothers in the gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Having earned a reputation as a gunman, he resumed drifting and died of tuberculosis at the age of 36. What were his last words? More…

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Quote of the Day: August 14, 2019

Quote of the Day: August 14, 2019

He is wise who loveth well. Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)

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Word of the Day: August 14, 2019

Word of the Day: August 14, 2019

interrogatory  Definition: (noun) Formal systematic questioning. Synonyms: examination Usage: The defendant refused to confess his guilt, despite the prosecutor’s aggressive interrogatory. Discuss. 

by · August 14, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? August 13, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? August 13, 2019

Alfred Hitchcock (1899) Hitchcock was a six-time Academy Award-nominated English-American filmmaker who directed more than 50 feature films in a career spanning six decades. A master of the suspense thriller, he developed a style that is so distinctive that any filmmaker working in the suspense genre invariably risks comparison to him. He was one of the best known directors of his time, often making humorous cameo appearances in his own films. Hitchcock was also known for his use of MacGuffins, which are what?More…

by · August 13, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: August 13, 2019

Quote of the Day: August 13, 2019

The history of every country begins in the heart of a man or a woman. Willa Cather (1873-1947)

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Word of the Day: August 13, 2019

Word of the Day: August 13, 2019

rough-cut Definition: (adjective) Lacking refinement or cultivation or taste. Synonyms: uncouth, vulgar, coarse, common Usage: My mechanic is a rough-cut man who makes little time for pleasantries, but I use him because he always gives me an honest price and does good work. Discuss.

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2019 NYJTL Bronx Open Tournament (August 16-24th)

2019 NYJTL Bronx Open Tournament (August 16-24th)

by · August 12, 2019 · Bulletin Board, Sports
Bronx DA: Cases of Interest for the Week of August 12, 2019

Bronx DA: Cases of Interest for the Week of August 12, 2019

Cases of Interest for the Week of August 12, 2019 Monday, August 12, 2019 ADAJudgePart #Status Defendant Name Case Details Purce, E.—SCAAppearance Dezmen Bias Charged with second-degree Murder and additional charges. The defendant, along with several other defendants, beat and stabbed […]

Whose Birthday Is It? August 12, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? August 12, 2019

Mary Roberts Rinehart (1876) Rinehart was a popular American author considered the inventor of the Had-I-But-Known school of mystery writing. Her immensely successful first novel, The Circular Staircase launched her career, and her books,which often blend mystery with humor and romance, have sold over 10 million copies. She was a war correspondent during WWI and wrote several books promoting women’s contributions to the war effort. What popular phrase is said to have been inspired by her 1930 novel The Door? More…

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Quote of the Day: August 12, 2019

Quote of the Day: August 12, 2019

He was like a cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow. George Eliot (1819-1880) 

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Word of the Day: August 12, 2019

Word of the Day: August 12, 2019

marketer  Definition: (noun) Someone who promotes or exchanges goods or services for money. Synonyms: seller, trafficker, vendor Usage: George made his fortune as a cigar and tobacco marketer, but now he is turning his attention to other products. Discuss.

by · August 12, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? August 9, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? August 9, 2019

Jean Piaget (1896) Regarded as the foremost developmental psychologist of the 20th century, Piaget developed a theory of “genetic epistemology,”a natural timetable for the development of the child’s ability to think, in which he traced four stages—the sensorimotor (ages 0–2), preoperational or symbolic (2–7), concrete operational (7–12),and formal operational (12 and up)—each marked by increased cognitive sophistication and ability to use symbols. What specific developments occur in each stage? More…

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Quote of the Day: August 9, 2019

Quote of the Day: August 9, 2019

Every man desires to live long, but no man would be old. Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

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Word of the Day: August 9, 2019

Word of the Day: August 9, 2019

ennoble  Definition: (verb) Give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility. Synonyms: gentle Usage: It would be interesting to see how brave he was; besides, the King would have good reason to ennoble him if he overcame them. Discuss.

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