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kisahawklin ([personal profile] kisahawklin) wrote in [community profile] 15_minute_ficlets2012-10-28 12:24 pm

Prompt #142

If you wish to do this as a spontaneous exercise, don't look at the word until you're ready to write (I recommend having Write or Die open in another tab). If you're going to mull over the word and write later, peek away.

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Today's word is: century

century [sen-chuh-ree]

noun, plural centuries.
1. a period of 100 years.
2. one of the successive periods of 100 years reckoned forward or backward from a recognized chronological epoch, especially from the assumed date of the birth of Jesus.
3. any group or collection of 100: a century of limericks.
4. (in the ancient Roman army) a company, consisting of approximately 100 men.
5. one of the voting divisions of the ancient Roman people, each division having one vote.
6. (initial capital letter) Printing. a style of type.
7. Slang. a hundred-dollar bill; 100 dollars.

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