Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Entry: halcyon (n.)


In context: "Pemulis appears to have left our of his calculations the fact that he'll get that Saturday P.M. off classes only if he makes the travelling list for the Tucson-WhataBurger the following week, and that unlike Hal and Axford he's not a lock: Peumlis's U.S.T.A rank, excepting his halcyon thirteenth year in the Year of the Perdue Wonderchicken, has never gotten higher than 128, and that WhataBurger draws kids from all over O.N.A.N. and even Europe; the draw will have to be weak indeed for him to even get one of the 64 Qualifying-Round invitations."

Definition2. Calm, quiet, peaceful, undisturbed. (Usually qualifying days.)

Other:Yes!  A word I'd seen in print but didn't quite know the meaning of and refused to look up until now.  Though, to be honest, this word seems to be misused at least as often as it's correctly employed.

SNOOT score: 3


Page:218
 
Source: Oxford English Dictionary


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