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October 20, 2004

Miffs of Antiquity



  \Chris"tian\, a. 1. Pertaining to Christ or his religion; as, Christian people.

  "The graceful tact; the Christian art." -Tennyson.

Christian, clean, conscientious, correct, decent, elevated, equitable, fair, fitting, good, high-principled, honest, honorable, humane, just, kosher, moralistic, noble, principled, proper, respectable, right, right-minded, righteous, square, straight, true blue, upright, upstanding, virtuous

corrupt, dishonest, dishonorable, immoral, unethical, unrighteous


  \Cath"o*lic\ (k[a^]th"[-o]*[i^]k), a. [L. catholicus, Gr. kaqoliko`s, universal, general; kata` down, wholly + "o`los whole, probably akin to E. solid: cf. F. catholique.] 1. Universal or general; as, the catholic faith.

  "Men of other countries [came] to bear their part in so great and catholic a war." -Southey.

all-embracing, broad-minded, charitable, comprehensive, cosmic, cosmopolitan, diffuse, eclectic, ecumenical, extensive, generic, global, inclusive, indeterminate, large-scale, liberal, open-minded, planetary, receptive, tolerant, unbigoted, universal, unprejudiced, unsectarian, whole, wide, world-wide, worldly

limited, narrow, parochial, provincial, sectarian


  Moslem \Mos"lem\, n.; pl. Moslems, or collectively Moslem. [Ar. muslim a true believer in the Mohammedan faith, fr. salama to submit to God, to resign one's self to the divine will. Cf. Islam, Mussulman.] A Mussulman; an orthodox Mohammedan. [Written also muslim.]

  "Heaps of slaughtered Moslem." -Macaulay.
  "They piled the ground with Moslem slain." -Halleck.

Synonyms: none available

  \Jew"ish\, a. Of or pertaining to the Jews or Hebrews; characteristic of or resembling the Jews or their customs; Israelitish. -- Jew\"ish*ly, adv. -- Jew\"ish*ness.

Synonyms: none available

The definitions above are first hits from Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1996/1998; the synonyms come from dictionary.com. The quotes demonstrating how to use the word Muslim are preserved from Webster's 1913 in the 1996/1998 editions, and a broader slice of their source document, some "flawed historian" Baron's bragging rights about his kin's participation in the crusades, can be found here. All information made available through Apple's Sherlock program.

And the Republicans want us to think their war isn't a crusade? (Do you remember that dictionary scene from "Malcolm X"?)

Posted by Delire at October 20, 2004 10:55 AM
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