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    Friday, January 17, 2003

    Word Of The Day:

    phlegm • \FLEM\ • (noun)
    1 : thick mucus secreted in abnormal quantity especially in the nose and throat
    2 a: dull apathetic coldness or indifference b: intrepid coolness or calm fortitude

    Example sentence:
    Burt surveyed the accident scene with a lofty phlegm, maintaining the controlled detachment that served the journalist well when he had to report such grim news.

    Not to be used in this context: Elton John is phlegmboyant.

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