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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.
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Ecology is rather like sex—every new generation likes to think they were the first to discover it.

- Michael Allaby (b. 1933), British author, ecologist.