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Here’s another People Magazine news headline …

“Lou Ferrigno Training Michael Jackson for Tour”

(click here for the real story)

What comes to your mind?

Here’s what came to ours:

teacher's pet

So, here’s another word of the day for you to ponder …

hulk. noun

  • the body of an old or dismantled ship.
  • a ship specially built to serve as a storehouse, prison, etc., and not for sea service.
  • a clumsy-looking or unwieldy ship or boat.
  • a bulky or unwieldy person, object, or mass. as in: The Incredible Hulk.
  • the shell of a wrecked, burned-out, or abandoned vehicle, building, or the like.

hulk. verb (used without object)

  • to loom in bulky form; appear as a large, massive bulk (often fol. by up): The bus hulked up suddenly over the crest of the hill.
  • British Dialect. to lounge, slouch, or move in a heavy, loutish manner.

Source: dictionary.com

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Here’s a news headline from today’s People Magazine online:

“Levi Johnston Hunts Stardom in Los Angeles”

(click here for the real story)

What comes to your mind?

Here’s what came to ours:

hunting stardom

And, this leads us to a versatile word of the day …

hunt. verb (used with object)

  • to chase or search for (game or other wild animals) for the purpose of catching or killing.
  • to pursue with force, hostility, etc., in order to capture (often fol. by down): They hunted him down and hanged him.
  • to search for; seek; endeavor to obtain or find (often fol. by up or out): to hunt up the most promising candidates for the position.
  • to search (a place) thoroughly.
  • to scour (an area) in pursuit of game.
  • to use or direct (a horse, hound, etc.) in chasing game.
  • Change Ringing. to alter the place of (a bell) in a hunt.

hunt. verb (used without object)

  • to engage in the pursuit, capture, or killing of wild animals for food or in sport.
  • to make a search or quest (often fol. by for or after).
  • Change Ringing. to alter the place of a bell in its set according to certain rules.

hunt. noun

  • an act or practice of hunting game or other wild animals.
  • a search; a seeking or endeavor to find.
  • a pursuit.
  • a group of persons associated for the purpose of hunting; an association of hunters.
  • an area hunted over.
  • Change Ringing. a regularly varying order of permutations in the ringing of a group of from five to twelve bells.

Source: dictionary.com

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