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13th Sep '16 8:07:30 AM Wereboar
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** This stems from the fact that 'free' has more than one meaning. In this case, the distinction is made between 'free' meaning 'unrestricted' and 'free' as in 'free of charge'. Both uses are sound linguistically nevertheless.
7th Sep '16 2:45:16 AM SenseiLeRoof
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* "one's self" (the concept of the self, applied to a person) vs. "oneself" (reflexive pronoun).
5th Aug '16 3:26:26 PM GothicProphet
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* "mien" as a synonym for "face". "Mien" means someone's bearing, their countenance, the general look of them. Aragorn might have a noble mien, but he'll certainly never have a smile on his mien. (As if to confuse matters, the actual Mandarin Chinese word for "face" is "miàn".)

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* "mien" as a synonym for "face". "Mien" means someone's bearing, their countenance, the general look of them. Aragorn [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Aragorn]] might have a noble mien, but he'll certainly never have a smile on his mien. (As if to confuse matters, the actual Mandarin Chinese word for "face" is "miàn".)



** None of which should be confused with "molar" (a kind of tooth, or the term for something dealing in terms of [[en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mole_(unit) moles]]), or "[[en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moler Moler]]" (an Australian band).
** Also, many a prominent person has talked about low "morality" when they meant low "morale". (They probably didn't mean low "[[en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molar_concentration molarity]]" or "[[en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molality molality]]", though.)

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** None of which should be confused with "molar" (a kind of tooth, or the term for something dealing in terms of [[en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mole_(unit) moles]]), or "[[en."[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moler Moler]]" (an Australian band).
** Also, many a prominent person has talked about low "morality" when they meant low "morale". (They probably didn't mean low "[[en."[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molar_concentration molarity]]" or "[[en."[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molality molality]]", though.)
5th Aug '16 3:12:07 PM GothicProphet
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*** And neither one has anything to do with [[Franchise/TheBourneSeries Jason Bourne]], or with [[https//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bourne,_Massachusetts a city in southeastern Massachusetts]].

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*** And neither one has anything to do with [[Franchise/TheBourneSeries Jason Bourne]], or with [[https//en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bourne,_Massachusetts a city in southeastern Massachusetts]].
5th Aug '16 3:11:34 PM GothicProphet
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*** And neither one has anything to do with [[Franchise/TheBourneSeries Jason Bourne]], or with [[en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bourne,_Massachusetts a city in southeastern Massachusetts]].

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*** And neither one has anything to do with [[Franchise/TheBourneSeries Jason Bourne]], or with [[en.[[https//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bourne,_Massachusetts a city in southeastern Massachusetts]].
5th Aug '16 3:10:43 PM GothicProphet
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*** And neither one has anything to do with [[Franchise/TheBourneSeries Jason Bourne]], or with [[en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bourne, Massachusetts a city in southeastern Massachusetts]].

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*** And neither one has anything to do with [[Franchise/TheBourneSeries Jason Bourne]], or with [[en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bourne, Massachusetts org/wiki/Bourne,_Massachusetts a city in southeastern Massachusetts]].
5th Aug '16 3:09:52 PM GothicProphet
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*** And neither one has anything to do with [[Franchise/TheBourneSeries Jason Bourne]], or with [[en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bourne, Massachusetts|a city in southeastern Massachusetts]].

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*** And neither one has anything to do with [[Franchise/TheBourneSeries Jason Bourne]], or with [[en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bourne, Massachusetts|a Massachusetts a city in southeastern Massachusetts]].
3rd Aug '16 6:27:40 PM NamelessVoice
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** There is also "tare weight", which is the weight of an empty container, often subtracted from the gross weight of said container to find the weight of its contents.
3rd Aug '16 8:57:57 AM NamelessVoice
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** Or a card dealer.
2nd Aug '16 6:56:19 AM oakleaf
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** There's always the "chaste longue".
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