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19 July 2009 @ 06:01 pm
Title: In the Cold Light of Day
Fandom: Torchwood
Characters: Jack/Ianto, Gwen
Spoilers: Set after 'Exit Wounds'
Rating: PG
Word count: 9907 (total)
Summary: When Jack got agitated enough to track down something as minor as overdosed drug addicts, Ianto could be sure it wasn't a case to be shoved carelessly towards the local police department.
Notes: Written for the challenge 'hermetic'.
Fic Masterlist: Here. Archived at alien_sands.

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01 May 2009 @ 08:10 pm
Title: The Glasgow Files
Rating: Light PG
Summary: The official invitation only ran two words after giving the address and the relevant access codes: Come immediately.
Characters: Jack/Ianto, OMFC
Words: 4151
Notes: Set directly after 'End of Days', inspired by tw_wotd_fic's prompt ''portend'. Thanks to my betas aeron_lanart and elliptic_eye for fighting clichés, wrong word order and geographic ignorance ;-)
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26 February 2009 @ 12:02 am
openhanded \OH-puhn-HAN-did\, adjective:
1. giving freely; generous
2. done with an open hand

by 1593, open + handed
23 February 2009 @ 11:12 pm
beseech \bi-SEECH\, verb;
beseech, besought or beseeched, beseeching:
to ask earnestly; implore

c 1175, Old English bisecen "to beseech, beg urgently," from be- + Middle English secen "to seek"
19 February 2009 @ 11:38 pm
tautological \taw-TOL-uh-guh-kuhl\, adjective:
unnecessarily or uselessly repetitive

by 1620 from tautologic, from Late Latin tautologia "representation of the same thing", from Greek tautologia, from tautologos "repeating what has been said," from tauto "the same" + -logos "saying," related to legein "to say"
18 February 2009 @ 12:13 am
burnish \BUR-nish\, verb, noun:
1. to make shiny by polishing

1. a polish or shine

c.1325, from Old French burniss-, extended stem of burnir, metathesis of brunir "to make brown/bright, polish," from brun "brown, polished," from a Germanic source
16 February 2009 @ 01:27 pm
interminable \in-TUR-muh-nuh-buhl\, adjective:
so long as to seem endless; never stopping

c.1374, from Late Latin interminabilis, from in- "not" + terminabilis
03 February 2009 @ 09:46 pm
defalcate \di-FAL-keyt\, verb:
to steal or misuse money or property entrusted to one's care

c 1540, from Latin defalcere, from de- + falx/falcem "sickle, scythe"
02 February 2009 @ 11:48 pm
chaff \chaf\, noun, verb:
1. the stiff strawlike part of grains such as wheat, oats, rye

1. to make good-natured fun of someone

1. worthless material; detritus

c 1000, Old English ceaf, from Proto-Germanic *kaf-, *kef-. Chaffinch (Fringilla cælebs) is Old English ceaffinc
28 January 2009 @ 10:25 pm
yielding \YEEL-ding\, adjective:
1. not resisting; compliant
2. not stiff or rigid; easily bent or shaped

by 1340 from yield, Old English geldan/gieldan "to pay," from Proto Germanic *geldanan "pay," perhaps from Proto Indo-European *ghel-to- "I pay," found only in Balto-Slavic and Germanic. Yielding in sense of "giving up" is c 1425 and "giving way" is by 1588.