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Monday, May 24, 2004


New word for me, irrupt....

irrupt \ih-RUHPT\, intransitive verb:
1. To burst in forcibly or suddenly; to intrude.

Irrupt is derived from the past participle of Latin irrumpere, from ir-, in-, "in" + rumpere, "to break." of the Day: irrupt:
"What sounds are these that sting as they caress, that irrupt into my soul and twine about my heart?
--Nikolai Gogol, Dead Souls"


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