The Known Word


Words which in our infinite whatever we might have overlooked.

Case in point the first.

remora

 \REM-er-uh\  noun:
1. An obstacle, hindrance, or obstruction.
2. Any of several fishes of the family Echeneididae, having on the top of the head a sucking disk by which they can attach themselves to sharks, turtles, ships, and other moving objects.

 

Bora Bora, though stacked with cannons, was never a remora.

–– Themzinus, Thinking while Running, p. 729

Notwithstanding the extreme unpopularity of the Duke of Kent as a soldier, there was no remora to his employment.
— Robert Huish, The History of the Life and Reign of William the Fourth

They all coexist today in diachronic contradictions, and what coexists is the colonial remora of Bolivian history, the different articulations of colonizing forces and colonized victims.
— Walter D. Mignolo, Local Histories/Global Designs: Coloniality, Subaltern Knowledges, and Border Thinking

 

 

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About tmabona

writer, reader [bolano, DW, bellow, deLillo], runner, badmintoneer
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