Word of the DayFriday, December 21, 2012
\AL-jid\ , adjective;
The sun weakens and grows pale as though seen through algid water and the air is stale and still.
-- Bryce Courtenay, The Family Frying Pan
There was an algid texture to the air, causing everyone to shiver involuntarily.
-- Richard K. Patterson, The Kaleidoscope Project
A late Renaissance term, algid is derived from the Latin algidus, meaning "cold."
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