simony |ˈsīmənē; ˈsi-| noun chiefly historical.
The buying or selling of ecclesiastical privileges, for example pardons or benefices.
DERIVATIVES simoniac |sīˈmōnēˌak; si-| adjective & noun simoniacal |ˌsīməˈnīəkəl; si-| adjective
ORIGIN Middle English : from Old French simonie, from late Latin simonia, from Simon Magus, Acts 8:18.
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How right you are, gailr. I hate to wax critical about this, but -- my gosh -- girls in tanktops waxing cars? Shades of Paris Hilton? When I was a lad, the only...um...hooters that vehicles had were the kind that went "honk honk" in times of distress.
Almost makes me ashamed of my metier.
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention to arrive safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: Wow!!! What a ride!"
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