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Day 764: stint

Day 764: stint

He has just finished a stint of compulsory military service. Artwork Ilya Repin : A young man in military uniform (1873) Word of the day stint : a fixed or limited period of time spent doing a particular job or activity Quote of the day

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Day 763: stalling engine

Day 763: stalling engine

If an engine stalls, or if you stall it, it stops working suddenly and without you intending it to happen. Artwork Jacek Yerka : Graviton with motor engine (2012) Word of the day stall: to delay taking action or avoid giving an answer in

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Day 762: at stake

Day 762: at stake

About 30 jobs are at stake if the company closes down. Artwork Ben Shahn : Applicants waiting for jobs in front of FERA offices (1935) Word of the day stake at: in danger of being lost Quote of the day “I have just realized that the stak

Day 761: squeaky sound

Day 761: squeaky sound

The door swung open on its squeaky hinges. Artwork Henri Matisse : Open Door, Brittany (1896) Word of the day squeaky: making a short, very high sound or cry Quote of the day “He took in the squeaky music, the vulgar and pining melodies

Day 760: squander your life

Day 760: squander your life

They'll quite happily squander a whole year's savings on two weeks in the sun. Artwork Frida Kahlo : Sun and Life (1947) Word of the day squander : to waste money or supplies, or to waste opportunities by not using them to your advantage

Mid-Autumn Festival 2021 (Jugoya)
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Mid-Autumn Festival 2021 (Jugoya)

Mid-Autumn Festival– or, rather know as Otsukimi (Moon viewing) - is on its way in Japan once again this year on 21st September, 2021. The full moon on 15th August in Chinese calendar is called “Chu-shu no Meigetsu” (中秋の名月:Beautiful moon

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Red Spider Lily, or Higan Bana ( Manjushage)
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Red Spider Lily, or Higan Bana ( Manjushage)

Recently, the third week of September is becoming to known as “Silver week” in Japan. The reason is that there are two national holidays in the third week. In Japan, a week with consecutive holidays in May is known as “Golden week”. So th

Day 759: spooky

Day 759: spooky

The painting does not seem spooky. Artwork M.C. Escher : The Ghost (1921) Word of the day spooky : ghost, frighten Quote of the day “I have scars on my hand from touching certain people. Once, in the park, when Frannie was still in the

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Day 758: spat

Day 758: spat

She was having a spat with her daugther about who should do the washing up. Artwork Klavdy Lebedev : Spat on the terrace Word of the day spat : a short argument, usually about something that is not important Quote of the day “What's the

Day 757: smothered by...

Day 757: smothered by...

Snow soon smothered the last of the blooms. Artwork Charles-Francois Daubigny : Snowy Landscape at Sunset (1873) Word of the day smother : to kill something by covering it and preventing it from receiving the substances and conditions it