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2008-08-24 03:00:17

By Massie, Allan Ten, eleven weeks ago I had an email from Simon Gray to say that the tumour on his lung hadn't grown; so he was all right till his next scan in four months time. Now he is dead and I wonder if they didn't tell him the truth then, or if the thing took a sudden spurt. The latter, surely; he wasn't someone to conceal bad news from. 'I am always eager to acknowledge the worst, ' he wrote in the last published volume of his diaries, 'and often in advance of the evidence.' A day...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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