Tuesday, June 24, 2008

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Word of the Day for Tuesday, June 24, 2008

glutinous \GLOOT-nuhs\, adjective:

Of the nature of glue; resembling glue; sticky.

What do you mean? I said, my mouth glutinous with melted marshmallow and caramel.
-- T. Coraghessan Boyle, T. C. Boyle Stories
At this point Leonardo wakes, decides the sensation is extraordinary but not death, and gazing up through the glutinous film of boiled carrot drippings, says: No, Salai will be riding a horse.
-- R. M. Berry, Leonardo's Horse
Besides, the sensation of glutinous raw egg-yolk sliding down my throat like a plump mollusc would not necessarily be helpful in my current state.
-- Victoria Moore, "Dog daze - young alcoholics' way of life", New Statesman, January 1, 1999

Glutinous derives from Latin glutinosus, from gluten, glutin-, "glue."

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'Mom, you don't need to do that anymore, you don't have anxiety anymore.'
I feel this program saved my life." -Shari
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