Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Word of the Day


Pronunciation: \bə-ˈräzh, -ˈräj\
Function: noun
Etymology: French barrage barrier fire
Date: 1916

1 : artillery fire laid on a line close to friendly troops to screen and protect them
2 : a vigorous or rapid outpouring or projection of many things at once

"Despite being the subject of a publicity barrage, I couldn't get work. I'd burned through my United Artists salary and was flat broke — not an uncommon predicament for Hollywood performers."

— Tab Hunter, Tab Hunter Confidential, 2005

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