Word of the Day - Tuesday, March 15th

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The Cruciverbalist


Ope (ohp)

Common clues: Unlock poetically; Ajar to the bard

Definition: Archaic and literary form of the word open.

I tell thee what, Antonio-

I love thee, and it is my love that speaks-

There are a sort of men whose visages

Do cream and mantle like a standing pond,

And do a willful stillness entertain,

With purpose to be dress’d in an opinion

Of wisdom, gravity, profound conceit;

As who should say, ‘I am Sir Oracle,

And when I ope my lips let no dog bark!’

From Act 1, Scene 1 of William Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice”

[Courtesy: Ellie Shunko, Manager, Kindig Performing Arts Center, South Suburban College]