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The definition of the word mull.


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Rich Galen

Monday May 8, 2006

  • "... of the first water ...": From
    Of the finest quality.

    This idiom refers to a grading system for diamonds for their color or luster (compared to the shininess of water). The system is no longer used but the term, used figuratively since the early 1800s, has survived it.

  • "... Clerk of the House ...": Here's the link to the Clerk of the House website showing the party divisions from the First Congress onward.

  • "... NY Times ...": Here's the link to the piece about the election outlook in Ohio.

  • Mullfoto of the Day

    This has been hanging around for about a month. It is a photo of the flats across the street from my hotel in Paris taken at about 7 AM.

    Catchy Caption of the Day

    Actual Caption:

    A Sphynx kitten is held before a referee while being evaluated at an international cat beauty contest in Bucharest Romania.

    Well, what she may be lacking in classical beauty, she more than makes up in personality.

    (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda )

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