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Word of the day for May 3
en passant adv
  1. In passing, by the way, incidentally.
  2. (chess) Of a player's pawn when it has moved forward two squares on its first move in the game: captured "in passing" by the other player's pawn, as if the first player's pawn had only moved forward one square.
PointingHand.svg Georgian chess player Nona Gaprindashvili, who in 1978 became the first female Grandmaster, was born on this day in 1941.

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Word of the day for May 24
dodman n
  1. (Britain, dialectal) A land-based snail.
  2. (Britain, dialectal) A snail's shell.
  3. (Britain, dialectal) Any shellfish which casts its shell, such as a lobster.
  4. (Britain, dialectal) A surveyor.
PointingHand.svg Today is marked by some people as National Escargot Day in the USA, to celebrate escargot or cooked land snails.

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