Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Useless weights and measures.

Today's installment of "Useless Weights and Measures" is brought to you by Abraham J. Simpson, who reminds you that "The Metric System is the tool of the Devil!"

This word is another that seems only to exist in dictionaries. But it's not obsolete, archaic or rare. Odd.

adorat

‘A chymical weight of four pounds.’ Phillips 1678.