[Anst-dancers] Word of the day May 16

John Hirling jhirling at gmail.com
Mon May 19 09:01:07 PDT 2014


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 \TAR-uhn-tiz-uhm\
  noun
1. a mania characterized by an uncontrollable impulse to dance, especially
as prevalent in southern Italy from the 15th to the 17th century, popularly
attributed to the bite of the tarantula. Also, *tarentism*.

Blessings, Iaenbryht
One person with passion is better than forty people merely interested."

— E. M. Forster
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