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Friday's Word of the Day

Posted by on May. 24, 2013 at 10:02 PM
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Word of the Day | glutinous

glutinous •\ˈglüt-nəs, ˈglü-tə-nəs\• adjective

: having the sticky properties of an adhesive

The word glutinous has appeared in 18 New York Times articles in the past year, including on Oct. 17 in “Sharing Lessons From a Farm in Japan” by David Tanis:

She writes of tackling daily tasks: pickle-making, rice-planting and the hard labor of harvesting, and joining in seasonal rituals. There’s a lovely description of the communal celebratory pounding of mochi (glutinousrice) for the Japanese New Year to make traditional sweet rice cakes. (Of course, being stubborn as well as foreign, Nancy also insists on her own tradition of Champagne and French gougères for Christmas.)


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by Michele on May. 25, 2013 at 6:04 PM
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I really need to wash this hair with all it's glutinous properties! The rain hit it last night and its glued to my head!

I just took my ponytail out of the band and it stayed there!! Lololol!
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