Monday, November 1, 2010

word of the day :: turgid


1. swollen; distended; tumid.
2. inflated, overblown, or pompous; bombastic: turgid language.
1660-70; L turgidus,  equiv. to turg ēre to swell + -idus -id4

"'It is true that the rivers went nosing like swine,
tugging at banks, until they seemed
Bland belly-sounds in somnolent troughs,
That the air was heavy with the breath of these swine,
The breath of turgid summer, and
Heavy with thunder's rattapallax."

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