Sunday, December 26, 2010

thatwhichfalls #3

"But, in the end, I do have to choose and I have to choose that which falls closest to how I see the painting.  The winner this year is from Michael Harris from down around Philadelphia for his title:
  Persist (All We Know)."
Redtree Times

deciduous Look up deciduous at
1680s, from L. deciduus "that which falls off," from decidere "to fall off," from de- "down" (see de-) + cadere "to fall". Originally with reference to leaves, petals, teeth, etc.; specific sense of "trees whose leaves fall off" (opposed to evergreen) is from 1778
offal Look up offal at
late 14c., "waste parts, refuse," from off + fall; the notion being that which "falls off" the butcher's block; perhaps a translation of M.Du. afval.
Online Etymology Dictionary
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