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Postby Grogie » Wed May 18, 2011 4:41 pm

To remove the kernel from. ''The grains of wheat, rice, barley, millet etc,etc are always exacinated from the plant before being eaten.''

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Postby Slava » Wed May 18, 2011 9:04 pm

What a great rare word! Wherever did you find it?

Welcome back to the Agora, by the way. Where have you been hiding? I've missed your "left-field" suggestions.

Of course, given our whole-grain society, do we do this anymore?
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Postby MTC » Thu May 19, 2011 5:58 am

Excellent choice.

Exacinate lends itself to metaphorical extension; to extract the meaning or essence of something, like a proverb. Proverbs are "kernels of wisdom." To interpret a proverb is to extract the kernel of embedded wisdom. For instance, " One swallow does not a summer make" cautions us to avoid jumping to overly-optimistic conclusions based on insufficient evidence. That would be an example of exacination.

Time for some sun flower seeds...

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