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Word of the day: circumfuse

cir·cum·fuse /sɜrkəmˈfyuz/

–verb (used with object), -fused, -fus·ing.
1. to pour around; diffuse.
2. to surround as with a fluid; suffuse: An atmosphere of joy circumfused the celebration.

Origin:
1590–1600; < L circumfūsus (ptp. of circumfundere to pour around). See circum-, fuse 2

—Related forms
cir·cum·fu·sion  /ˌsɜrkəmˈfyuʒən/ Show Spelled, noun

Source: Dictionary.com.

Gormenghast, that, the main massing of the original stone, taken by itself would have displayed a certain ponderous architectural quality were it possible to have ignored the circumfusion of those mean dwellings that swarmed like an epidemic around its outer walls.

Source: Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake.

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  1. Alex
    16 November 2010 at 11:14 am

    China sounds Awsome, glad u made it back in one piece, (quarantine?!?)
    liking the new and varied beard/hairstyle combos u look v.swish.
    “My heart is overjoyed at jour general hapiness and welbeing” ^^

    P.S. The ladies in the “Romance Hotel” probably thought u were angeling for a threesome XD.

    P.P.S. love to Habiba.

  2. 16 November 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Alex! It’s great to hear from you – I’ve been wanting to catch up with you.

    China had its awesome moments – the Great Wall, in particular. The Quarantine process was just a matter of filling in a health questionnaire to make sure you don’t have swine flu or avian flu or whatever.

    Habiba returns more love in your general direction.

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