On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1788: 1st US steamboat patent issued, by Georgia to Briggs & Longstreet.
 
On this Day in History in 1793: Patent granted Ralph Hodgson, NY, for oiled silk & linen.
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Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Equivoque
 
Pronunciation: /ˈekwəvōk,ˈēkwəˌvōk/
 
Definition: (noun)
 
1) an equivocal term; an ambiguous expression.
2) a play on words; pun.
3) double meaning; ambiguity.
 
Etymology: Equivoque entered English in the late 1300s, and was originally spelled equivoc. It derives from the Late Latin term aequivocus meaning “ambiguous.”