Saturday, August 26, 2006

Word of the Day

Oh, I love today's word of the day:

provender \PROV-uhn-duhr\, noun:

1. Dry food for domestic animals, such as hay, straw, corn, oats, or a mixture of ground grain; feed.

2. Food or provisions.

I love this word because it reminds me of Bilbo's birthday party. I remember so well the first time I read The Fellowship of the Ring. Provender was a new word for me:
May young hobbits were included, and present by parental permission; for hobbits were easy-going with their children in the matter of sitting up late, especially when there was a chance of getting them a free meal. Bringing up young hobbits took a lot of provender.

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