"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Friday, 27 February 2009


Terpsichorean is both a noun and an adjective. As a noun it is a dancer; a performer who dances professionally.

As an adjective it means of or relating to dancing.

Terpsichore, Muse of the dance and lyric poetry. Marble, Roman sculpture from the 2nd century AD, sculptor unknown. The head is equally ancient but does not belong to the body. I wonder what it's history was?

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