Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Words for the Wise #4

Today's word comes from the newest book on my wishlist, "Reading the OED: One Man, One Year, 21,730 Pages" by Ammon Shea.

acnestis (n.) The area of an animal's skin where it cannot reach to scratch itself.

From the Greek, using the negative prefix /a/, it literally means "unscratched." Consider yourself that much more enlightened for having clicked your way here

The other words in this series can always be found here.

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