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Sunday, February 25th levee Uplifting Word of the Day:
Besides providing a rhyme for the much earlier bevy and the later Chevy, levee has much to recommend it, being a word of French origin that arose in colonial North America. It's from a participle an Old French verb meaning "raise"; modern lever is another descendant. Not surprisingly, the word came into use in and around Louisiana.
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