Sunday, September 09, 2007

Today's English

Aureate: 1. Of a golden color or brilliance ''aureate light''.
2. Marked by grandiloquent and rhetorical style ''aureate diction''.

XVII. And those who husbanded the Golden Grain, And those who flung it to the Winds like Rain, Alike to no such aureate Earth are turn'd As, buried once, Men want dug up again.
-From The Rubayyat of Omar Khayyam

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