Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wednesday's learn and earn...


refection  \rih-FEK-shun\ ~ noun

DEFINITION(s) 1: refreshment of mind, spirit, or body; especially : nourishment
                           2 a: the taking of refreshment  b: food and drink together : repast

EXAMPLES "Miss Vavasour, so assiduous in other areas of her care of us, is capricious, not to say cavalier, in the matter not only of luncheon but of meals in general, and dinner especially at the Cedars can be an unpredictable refection." -- From John Banville's 2005 novel The Sea

"The hospital, he added, had been instituted for the reception and refection of the poor and it should concentrate on those duties.…" -- From Jonathan Riley-Smith's 2008 book The Crusades, Christianity, and Islam

DID YOU KNOW? Whether you sit down for nourishment or sustenance, aliment or pabulum, a meal or a repast, you are unlikely to encounter a shortage of English words for food or the partaking of food. "Refection" is just such a word. It was first borrowed by Middle English (as "refeccioun") from Anglo-French "refectiun," which in turn was derived from Latin "refectio" (meaning "refreshment" or "repairing"). "Refectio" comes from the verb "reficere" ("to remake, renew, or restore"), a combination of the prefix "re-" ("again") and the verb "facere" ("to make or do"). "Refection" is not only applied to food, however. It has been used to describe many means of restoring or refreshing one's body, and of mental and spiritual sustenance as well.


Now through July 31st you can get a $10 mail-in rebate when you buy any Philips Norelco SensoTouch or SensoTouch 3D.  All the requests must be recieved by August 14, 2011 and must include the original cash receivedregister reciept or online purchase receipt with the razor, purchase price and date circled, the UPC from the razors package and the official rebate form.

Hope you are all having a nice week!


1 comment:

I love to read your comments, but due to spamming I have had to turn on the word verification again. Sorry for the extra step.