Saturday, March 19, 2016
Citations for desiccate
There are things that wait for us, patiently, in the dark corridors of our lives. We think we have moved on, put them out of mind, left them to desiccate and shrivel and blow away; but we are wrong.
It works perfectly until something changes. Like, if they're roused off their wintering grounds to fly north before the milkweeds come up, they show up to an empty cafeteria. Or it's too dry and they desiccate.
Origin of desiccate
Desiccate stems from the Latin word siccus meaning "dry." It entered English in the mid-1500s.