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Postby eberntson » Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:50 pm

android (n.)
"automaton resembling a human being," 1842, from Modern Latin androides (itself attested as a Latin word in English from 1727), from Greek andro- "human" (see andro-) + eides "form, shape." Greek androdes meant "like a man, manly;" cf. also Greek andrias "image of a man, statue." Listed as "rare" in OED 1st edition (1879), popularized from c.1951 by science fiction writers.
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eat less, chew more;
whine less, breathe more;
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and all good things will be yours.
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Re: android

Postby Slava » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:26 pm

Life is like playing chess with chessmen who each have thoughts and feelings and motives of their own.
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Re: android

Postby eberntson » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:46 am

@Slave: I believe you. Naturally, I searched for it and it doesn't come up. It begs the philosophical question, does the library have a book if it is shelved in the stacks, but there is no index card for it?

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EBERNTSON
Fear less, hope more;
eat less, chew more;
whine less, breathe more;
talk less, say more,
and all good things will be yours.
--R. Burns
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Re: android

Postby Slava » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:40 pm

Sadly, search on the Agora went away after the debacle of what I call the down-grade. Anythings prior to that date doesn't show up.

To search for words done, you have to look here: http://www.alphadictionary.com/goodword/dictionary/
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Re: android

Postby eberntson » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:12 pm

Thank you, now I know how to check.

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