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Word of the day for December 19
turntable n
  1. A circular rotating platform.
    1. (music) The circular rotating platform of a record player or a disk jockey's console on which the record rests during play; (by extension), a record player.
    2. (rail transport, road transport) A rotating platform placed in a circular pit, used for turning locomotives, cars, or trucks.
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Word of the day for December 18
dim-bulb adj
  1. Slow-witted, stupid.

PointingHand.svg On this day 140 years ago in 1878, English chemist, physicist and inventor Sir Joseph Swan first publicly demonstrated his incandescent carbon lamp, one of the earliest light bulbs, at a lecture for the Newcastle upon Tyne Chemical Society.

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Word of the day for December 17
kiss someone's ring v
  1. (idiomatic) To give respect or reverence to someone; to express servitude to someone.

PointingHand.svg Pope Francis, the leader of the Catholic Church, was born on this day in 1936. Kissing the Pope’s ring is a traditional way of showing reverence to him.

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