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Word of the Day for Friday, March 6, 2009

martial \MAHR-shuhl\, adjective:

suitable or used for war; warlike

But he lay like a warrior taking his rest, With his martial cloak around him.
-- Charles Wolfe, The Burial of Sir John Moore

by 1420, from Latin martialis "of Mars or war," from Mars, Roman god of war

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