Word for the day…climbing without safety equipment

I cannot remember where I picked up this word, but it sounds like one thing and means another….

scansion (noun)

the metrical analysis of verse. The usual marks for scansion are ˘ for a short or unaccented syllable, ¯ or  for a long or accented syllable, ^ for a rest, | for a foot division, and ‖ for a caesura or pause.

1645–55; Late Latin scānsiōn- (stem of scānsiō), Latin: a climbing, equivalent to scāns (us) (past participle of scandere to climb) + -iōn

Source cited: “scansion.” Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 28 Feb. 2012. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/scansion

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10 thoughts on “Word for the day…climbing without safety equipment

  1. probably because when you climb, you’re going up, and at least the first two, best-known, symbols go above the letters. yesterday i was wondering where lentils got their name, and decided it was because they’re lens-shaped, or lenticular, and i turned out to be right!


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