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Friday, March 31, 2006

edacious

\i-DAY-shus\ , adjective;
1.
Given to eating; voracious; devouring.
Quotes:
Swallowed in the depths of edacious Time.
-- Thomas Carlyle,
Something that... will dismay edacious lips.
-- "The late showman", Independent, August 21, 1999
Our... high-toned irritability, edacious appetites, and pampered constitutions.
-- Isaac Taylor, Natural History of Enthusiasm
Origin:
Edacious is from Latin edax, edac-, gluttonous, consuming, from edo, edere, to eat.
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