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John William Tuohy lives in Washington DC

The LLR: John Stienbeck

The LLR: John Stienbeck: “There ain't no sin and there ain't no virtue. There's just stuff people do.” ― John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath   “...

The LLR: Write

The LLR: Write

The LLR: Year of Living Dangerously’ author Christopher J. ...

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The LLR: Álvaro Mutis Jaramillo, Colombian writer and poet,...

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Word stuff: chimera



chimera
 (ki-MEER-uh, ky-)

1. A fanciful fabrication; illusion.
2. An organism having genetically different tissues.



ETYMOLOGY:
After Chimera, a fire-breathing female monster in Greek mythology who had a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail. From Greek khimaira (she-goat), ultimately from the Indo-European root ghei- (winter), which is the ancestor of words such as chimera (literally a female animal that is one winter, or one year old), hibernate, and the Himalayas, from Sanskrit him (snow) + alaya (abode).


Photographs we've taken: Downtown DC near the Mall

Photographs we've taken: Downtown DC near the Mall