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Former pictures: Dakota puddles (prairie potholes), 2012-01-30; Yellowstone River icicles, 12 Dec 2011; Black-and-white ducks on YR, ca 6 Jan 2012; Eagle in eastwind snow, on south bank of YR, 15 Jan 2012; Sunlight & shadows on riverbottom, 5 Feb 2012; Duck in park puddle, June 2011; Trumpeter swan pair on YR, 13 Feb 2012; American Avocet on YR, 10 May 2012; Pelicans flying above YR, 24 June 2012, and pelican in YR, 16 May 2012; Rainbow above Livingston Peak, 23 July 2012; Rose/squirrel, 21 Nov 2012; old Bangalore station, Dec 2004; Bighorn sheep, Zion, 8 Nov 2013

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Sep
15
comment Idiom help: If beauty is her Yin, then intelligence is her Yang
To downvoters: This is a useful answer in that the quotation mentions “apparently opposite or contrary forces [that] are actually complementary”, as asked about in the question, so IMO there's no valid reason to downvote it. (That it's lame – ie consists only of a long quotation, half of which is irrelevant – is not a valid reason for downvoting.)
Sep
15
comment Synonyms of 'bitter-sweet'
Also consider “The proliferation of data is lolsobby, in that ...” (on web, lolsob is explained via “Because if you can't laugh, you've got to cry”)
Sep
14
comment A question regarding a parallel
Instead of “and not having any gaps” I'd write “having no gaps”
Sep
13
comment Words to describe something that does not reach your expectations for it
@PaulAmerigoPajo, use soi-disant as an adjective; as in "This soi-disant park..."
Sep
13
comment not living up to expectations
Also see LINKED sidebar. . . .
Sep
13
comment How did 'provide' evolve to mean 'stipulate in a document'?
While vols 1-8 of OED1 are 100 or more years old, vols 9 and 10 (Si–Z) are 85 to 95 years old. The Supplement (vol 11, 1933) makes OED1 up to date through about 1933. [BTW, all it's needs no ' ]
Sep
13
comment Word describing a person's momentary pleasure, but overall discord
@AlexHenrie, I corrected the spelling of equanimity and at the same time made minor adjustments. However, I don't understand what you mean by the sequence “Trichotillomania [1] here [2] there” so I was unable to change that sequence to something coherent.
Sep
13
comment A good word for a pivotal person
Also see Word for individual who tips the balance,
Sep
12
comment Availability to meet vs availability to meeting?
Saying "I wanted to XYZ" instead of "XYZ" is wishy-washy. (Of course, keep the "I wanted to" part if you mean that previously you wanted to thank them, but now you don't.) Also, “availability to meeting me” isn't standard English
Sep
12
comment What is a word to describe the character of someone who plans his actions in advance?
Also see LINKED section in sidebar . . . .
Sep
9
comment Is there a term for an acronym “parody” / “backformation” / “re-purposing”?
Co-opt, in sense “To commandeer, appropriate or take over” is somewhat parallel to reappropriate, minus the overtones of “...a group reclaims — re-appropriates — terms or artifacts that were previously used in a way disparaging of that group”.
Sep
9
comment BrEng: “pull your finger out”, “cock up” and “stuff it” What do they mean?
Detective Grim is known for saying things like these while being unaware of the double entendre. He isn't trying to enhance any imagery. Per wikipedia, “DI Grim provided much of the humour through his misuse of the English language ... Sometimes oblivious to subtleties, Grim is far more ignorant than he is willing to admit, which he regularly displays through his butchery of English phraseology ... Habib often stifles her laughter at Inspector Fowler's unintentional double-entendres.”
Sep
8
comment Meaning of “I know for a fact don’t anybody go by there”
@JohnLawler, a minor quibble: your here should be there.
Sep
8
comment a word for “to make something bland and boring”
Confused, but not annoyed. Anyhow, as ermanen says, put one question in each post. Please explicitly include the question in the body of the post as well as in the title. Also, you can accept my answer if you think it is the best answer, and if you have enough rep can upvote it if it's useful to you. A question closed because of being unclear can be edited for clarity, after which it might be reopened.
Sep
7
comment Word meaning “extra added length” in woodworking
Tolerance works either way; it often is specified symmetrically, eg ±1 mm, but often is asymmetric or one-sided, eg +0.004,-0 for a bearing ID, or -0.004,+0 tolerance for a shaft OD
Sep
7
comment Comma between a double adverbial phrase introducing a sentence
Part of your recent comment looks familiar :)
Sep
7
comment Comma between a double adverbial phrase introducing a sentence
The reason I didn't give a better answer is I didn't have one prepared. I think your answer has the proper germs in it but it seems vague, wishy-washy, and ambiguous. Ie it should be more explicit, to the point, and clear. Eg, instead of “would be considered unlikely (by many) with the breakfast reference” perhaps say “is inconsistent with daily breakfasts”. Phrase the “With the temporal...” sentence positively rather than negatively. Etc.
Sep
7
comment Word meaning “extra added length” in woodworking
@Niall, see edit
Sep
7
comment Comma between a double adverbial phrase introducing a sentence
Some of the above is true, but doesn't address the questions asked (which, granted, are vague). Also, the claim “Though the 'one day after' reading is not sensible with the breakfast reference” is unclear and untrue. Unclear: the phrase “the 'one day after' reading” is ambiguous and non-specific. Untrue: Suppose the speaker eats breakfast infrequently, or on occasion holds a prayer breakfast, etc.
Sep
7
comment a word for “to make something bland and boring”
I see now that the body of Vo Duy An's post asks a different question than does the title (‘a word for “to make something bland and boring”’), which is what I addressed, under the misapprehension that the body was a bad attempt to explain the title. For the body, timidly etc have already been suggested in other comments