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Here's where we move from fact to plausibility. In the 1880s, many American newspapers began using 'chestnut' in the way we do now, to refer to hoary, oft-repeated stories, and the term became established in the common lingo thereafter. The 'old' was added later as an intensifier.
What Muncie Read
By ANNE TRUBEK
People make hoary generalizations about changing American reading habits but we actually know very little about the history of reading.
By LISA W. FODERARO
Mike Feller, New York City's chief naturalist, ventures into Alley Pond Park in Queens at night looking for creatures like slugs, spiders, moths and beetles.Japan's knuckleball girl takes loss
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KOBE, Japan (AP) -Japan's first female professional baseball player struggled with her control and took her first loss. Eri Yoshida, a 17-year-old who ...
A slow, randomly fluttering pitch thrown by gripping the ball with the tips or nails of two or three fingers.
knuckleballer knuck'le·ball'er n.
Origin:late Middle English (denoting blue lias): from Old French liais 'hard limestone', probably from lie (see lees)
Origin:late 15th century: from late Latin nocturnalis, from Latin nocturnus 'of the night', from nox, noct- 'night'
adjective (hoarier, hoariest)
Origin:Middle English: alteration of the dialect verb slidder, frequentative from the base of slide
- [mass noun] Electronics rapid variation in the pitch or amplitude of a signal, especially of recorded sound. Compare with wow2.