The etymological path of of the word tendon is fairly winding. It ultimately comes from Ancient Greek τένων (transliteration: tenōn), meaning "tendon", which was pronounced with no d-like sound after the n. The stem of this Greek word, found in forms like the genitive singular τένοντος (transliteration: tenontos), was τενοντ- "tenont-". ...


The "strapborough" reference form 1918 above seems to be a tongue-in-cheek to the 5-cent ride on the New York subway or other mass transit line (comparing the scenic view to that of the Alps). This fits with an earlier reference from a 1913 article titled "Nickle Bridal Tour" in the Laredo Weekly Times which quotes that San Antonio ...


Ever heard of a Postillion sentence? This is one...That table has four legs...It's a sentence that would never be used. This Postillion in poker does hide the bottom card and is often called a cut card but it's a postillion, wait for it...A card that will never be used in the game...i.e. never dealt out. Nothing to do with horses.


I am surprised that no one has offered the opinion that the use of this phrase may have originated in the fact that Jesus is represented in the gospel of Mark as teaching that his followers are never to seek to domineer or rule one another, but are to be servants and even slaves of one another because, he says, even "the Son of Man came not to be served,...


My Model 74 Protectograph, was my grandfathers. I'm 71 today. The check imprinter used black and red ink on the amount line. Besides the inking, it put little horizontal cuts in all the words and numbers. It was a business anti-fraud measure. That's why cutting a check applied to business checks, but not personal ones.

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