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Autor:  Johannes
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Data:  13/MAI/2006 2:46 PM
Assunto:  Pat /quaint
 
Mensagem: 

Like with fast, it is interesting to see how the same word can have a totally different meaning:

 

WordNet Dictionary:
Adj. 1. quaint - strange in an interesting or pleasing way; "quaint dialect words"; "quaint streets of New Orleans, that most foreign of American cities"
 2. quaint - very strange or unusual; odd or even incongruous in character or appearance; "the head terminating in the quaint duck bill which gives the animal its vernacular name"- Bill Beatty; "came forth a quaint and fearful sight"- Sir Walter Scott; "a quaint sense of humor"
 3. quaint - attractively old-fashioned (but not necessarily authentic); "houses with quaint thatched roofs"; "a vaulted roof supporting old-time chimney pots"
Synonyms: old-time, olde worlde


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
A short story in English  –  Johannes  12/MAI/2006, 1:08 PM
A short story in English  –  Márcio Osório  12/MAI/2006, 2:22 PM
A short story in English  –  Ricardo - EMB -  12/MAI/2006, 3:52 PM
A short story in English  –  pat  12/MAI/2006, 8:54 PM
Ricardo/ Pat  –  Johannes  13/MAI/2006, 10:57 AM
Ricardo/ Pat  –  pat  13/MAI/2006, 1:52 PM
 Pat /quaint  –  Johannes  13/MAI/2006, 2:46 PM
Pat /quaint  –  Tiago T.  13/MAI/2006, 7:37 PM
Tiago T  –  Johannes  14/MAI/2006, 7:17 AM
Pat /quaint  –  pat  14/MAI/2006, 9:00 AM

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