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Monday, December 02, 2002

wayworn

\WAY-worn\ , adjective;
1.
Wearied by traveling.
Quotes:
The wayworn Battalions halt in the Avenue: they have, for the present, no wish so pressing as that of shelter and rest.
-- Thomas Carlyle, The French Revolution
These beautiful and verdant recesses, running through and softening the rugged mountains, were cheering and refreshing to the wayworn travellers.
-- Washington Irving, Astoria
Origin:
Wayworn is way (from Old English weg) + worn (from Old English werian).
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