Re: Its Christmas not xmas. Jesus is the reason for the season.
Posted by Harold Ericsson on November 25, 2003 at 13:09:57:
In Reply to: Re: Its Christmas not xmas. Jesus is the reason for the season. posted by Bodie the Dog on November 25, 2003 at 10:44:39:
eccentric, a. and n.
(Ek"sEntrIk) Forms: 6 eccentrike, 6–9 excentric(k(e, 7–8 eccentrick, 7 ec-, excentrique, 7– eccentric. [ad. late L. eccentricus, f. Gr. “jjemsqo| eccentric as opposed to concentric (f. Žj out of + jŒmsqom centre); see -ic; the word is found in all the Romanic langs.: Fr. excentrique (14th c. in Littré), Pr. excentric, It. eccentrico, Sp. excéntrico.]
1. Of a circle: Not concentric with another circle (const. to). Of two or more circles: Not mutually concentric. Chiefly used of circles of which one is within the other. †eccentric orb: in the Ptolemaic astronomy, an orbit not having the earth precisely in its centre (afterwards sometimes used in a Copernican sense: an orbit not having the sun precisely in its centre).
†b. fig. Not agreeing, having little in common. Const. from, to. Obs.
1607–12 Bacon Wisdom, Ess. (Arb.) 184 His owne endes, which must needes be often eccentrique to the endes of his Master or State. 1666 Collins in Rigaud Corr. Sci. Men (1841) II. 463 My book of Accounts+is so eccentric to your studies as I thought it unworthy your acceptance. 1670 Sanderson in Ussher Power Princes (1683) Pref., A task+altogether excentrick from their function and calling.