pseudomorph \SOO-duh-mawrf\, noun:
- An irregular or unclassifiable form.
- A mineral having the outward appearance of another mineral that it has replaced by chemical action.
Pseudomorph originally applied to minerals which looked like one type of mineral but were actually composed of another. Though from Greek roots, pseudomorph was used in German before entering English in the 1830s.
- Operating an automobile without proper proof of insurance.
I sure hope the police don't catch me driving dirty, my car insurance expired yesterday.Trivia
How many pages long was the royal etiquette guide issued to the 1,900 guests invited to the 2011 wedding of England’s Prince William and Kate Middleton?
- Bloody Sunday: czarist troops massacred unarmed demonstrators in St. Petersburg, marking the beginning of the unsuccessful Russian Revolution of 1905 (1905)
- Our Town: Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning play premiered in Princeton, NJ (1938)
- The Crucible: Arthur Miller play that used the Salem witch trials as a stand-in for McCarthyism premiered on Broadway; after a rocky start, it became a classic (1953)
- Rowan and Martin's Laugh-in: began tickling American funny bones; notable cast members included Goldie Hawn, Lily Tomlin and Tiny Tim (1968)
- Roe v. Wade: the US Supreme Court legalized abortion in the first trimester of pregnancy; the legal precedent still holds today (1973)
- Sir Francis Bacon 1561
- Frederick Vinson 1890
- J.J. (James) Johnson 1924
- J.C. Tremblay 1939
- John Hurt 1940
- Teddy Gentry (Alabama) 1952
- Steve Perry (Journey) 1953
- Olivia d'Abo 1967
- Marc Gay (Shai) 1969
- Balthazar Getty 1975
- Christopher Kennedy Masterson 1980
- Kelton Kessee (IMX) 1981
- Bererley Mitchell 1981