Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Alfet
 
Pronunciation: /Al´fet/
 
Definition: (noun)
 
1) A caldron of boiling water into which an accused person plunged his forearm as a test of innocence or guilt.
 
Etymology: From mediæval Latin alfetum, from Old English alfæt ‎(“fire-vat”), from āl ‎(“fire”) + fæt ‎(“vat”)

Fun Fact of the Day

Fun Fact of the Day: Although vitamins are also found in many vegetables, they are lost when cooked in boiling water: as mushrooms are rarely prepared with boiling water, they retain their valuable vitamin content when cooked.