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Thursday, March 25, 2004

25 MAR 04

From Merriam-Webster.

¹Bane

Pronunciation: ‘bAn

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English bana; akin to Old High German bano: death

1 a obsolete : KILLER, SLAYER b : POISON c : DEATH, DESTRUCTION (stop the way of those that seek my bane — Philip Sidney) d : WOE

2 : a source of harm or ruin : CURSE (national frontiers have been more of a bane than a boon for mankind — D. C. Thomson)

“Our natures do pursue, like rats that ravin down their proper bane, a thirsty evil; and when we drink we die.” – Measure for Measure, Act 1, Scene 2

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