forfend \for-FEND\, transitive verb;
1. a. (Archaic) To prohibit; to forbid.
b. To ward off; to prevent; to avert.
2. To defend; to protect; to preserve.
Forfend is from Middle English forfenden, from for-, "for-" + fenden, "to ward off."
- One who prevents another from scoring sexually.
Trudy and Dan frequently had time alone but her cockblocking roommate ruined any chances they had to have sex.
Veterans Day: an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans, that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I; major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. The United States previously observed Armistice Day. The U.S. holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.
Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who gave their lives and those who perished while in service.
- Tomb of the Unknowns: the first unknown soldier in this tomb was interred in a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery (1921); a nameless soldier who died on the Somme during WWI was entombed in the New Zealand Tomb of the Unknown Warrior — his tomb now reads ""An Unknown New Zealand Warrior/ He Toa Matangaro No Aotearoa" (2004)
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky 1821
- Thomas Aldrich 1870
- Ernest Ansermet 1883
- George Patton 1885
- Pat O'Brien 1899
- Alger Hiss 1904
- Robert Ryan 1909
- Stubby Kaye 1918
- Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. 1922
- Jonathan Winters 1925
- Lavern Baker 1929
- Bibi (Birgitta) Andersson 1935
- Narvel Felts 1938
- Denise Alexander 1945
- Chris Dreja (Yardbirds) 1945