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Monday, July 11, 2011

trig

\TRIG\ , adjective;
1.
Neat, trim, smart.
verb:
1.
To make neat or trim.
noun:
1.
A wedge or block used to prevent a wheel, cask, or the like, from rolling.
adjective:
1.
In good physical condition; sound; well.
Quotes:
Where the Melville was trig and polished, scoured and caulked, this newcomer was in disrepair and foul shape.
-- Paul Di Filippo, The emperor of Gondwanaland: and other stories
Prince looked trig in a silk scarf, a tweed peacoat, a billed cap of matching material.
-- John Jakes, The Gods of Newport
Origin:
Trig relates to the Middle English trigg, "true," which is also the root of "trust."
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