Saturday, 11 February 2012

Entry:    deliquesce (v.)

In context:   “There are lines going every which way, and they run oblique or meet and form relationships and boxes and rivers and tributaries and systems inside systems: lines, corners, alleys, and angles deliquesce into a blur at the horizon of the distant net.”

Definition:  To melt away (lit. and fig.). (Mostly humorous or affected.)

Other:    Reading Wallace write about tennis, here or otherwise, always makes feel like it’s an underrated game in North American popular imagination.

SNOOT score:   3

Page:   67

Source:   Oxford English Dictionary

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