Thursday, September 14, 2006

OED - Industrious

The OED Oxford English Dictionary, had Industrious as its "word of the day" today.

Industrious has moved from sense one:

1. Characterized by or showing intelligent or skillful work; skillful, able, clever, ingenious. (Of agents, their actions, etc.). Obs.

to sense four:

4. Characterized by or showing assiduous and steady work; full of work; diligent, laborious, hard-working. (The prevailing sense.)

A world of assiduous and laborious people does not create beauty.

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