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Sunday, May 01, 2005

palindrome

\PAL-in-drohm\ , noun;
1.
A word, phrase, sentence, or verse that reads the same backward or forward.
Quotes:
Madam, I'm Adam. (Adam's first words to Eve?)
--
A man, a plan, a canal -- Panama! (The history of the Panama Canal in brief.)
--
Able was I ere I saw Elba. (Napoleon's lament.)
--
Mom, Dad.
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Origin:
Palindrome comes from Greek palindromos, literally "running back (again)," from palin, "back, again" + dromos, "running."
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