Today is a day to celebrate the history of our nation, warts and all.
Two of the country's most influential foreign policy experts on Iraq, McCain's "warts," and Obama's unknowns.
It's cultivated through the daily activities of people, over the course of years, warts and all.
Old English wearte, from Proto-Germanic *warton- (cf. Old Norse varta, Old Frisian warte, Dutch wrat, Old High German warza, German warze "wart"), from PIE root *wer- (1) "high, raised spot on the body, or other bodily infirmity" (cf. Latin verruca "swelling, wart;" see vary). Phrase warts and all "without concealment of blemishes" is attested from 1763, supposedly from Oliver Cromwell's instruction to his portrait painter.
A hard, rough lump that grows on the skin and is caused by infection with certain viruses; it typically occurs on the hands or feet. Also called verruca, verruga.
A very large factor of multiplication; a high exponent: We feel it won't increase by warp factor five, eitherRelated Terms
[1970s+; fr the notion of warp speed, a velocity greater than the speed of light, popularized in science fiction and especially by the TV series Star Trek; it is necessary to imagine such enormous speeds in order to keep fictional cosmic travel more or less in the realm of the humanly compassable]