"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."

Saturday, 4 September 2010



An agraffe is a clasp consisting of a hook which fastens on to a ring; the term is also used for a certain piano part and for the wire that holds the cork in a champagne bottle.

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