[ gran-i-tahyz ]
/ ˈgræn ɪˌtaɪz /
verb (used with object), gran·it·ized, gran·it·iz·ing.
to subject to granitization.
What do the Latin phrases and symbols on the dollar bill mean?Whether you call it a buck, a single, a one, or a bill, the linen and cotton-blend currency resting in your wallet at this very moment contains a smorgasbord of images, symbols and Latin phrases – some hidden in plain sight. What do they mean and, once deciphered, can they unlock a series of veiled messages from our forefathers? The word dollar is derived from …
Normalcy and Squirmishes: Misunderestimating the Words of PoliticiansMost of the time when we talk about someone creating a new word we speak of the inventor with admiration, or even awe. We think of the linguistic creations of long-dead writers, such as Shakespeare, as signs of their genius, or evidence that they singlehandedly chiseled a new life form out of granite and bequeathed it to the English-speaking people. We applaud these people who …
- granite state,
- granja, la,
Also especially British, gran·it·ise.
Origin of granitize
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