constitutional \kon-stih-TOO-shuhn-uhl; -TYOO-\, noun:
- A walk taken for one's health.
Origin: A constitutional is so called because it is taken for the benefit of one's constitution.
- A painfully annoying song that gets stuck in your head, in extreme cases, impeding everyday tasks.
I've got "I don't feel like dancing" stuck in my head, it's a real head splinter!!
- Granada: last Moorish stronghold in Spain, led by Muhammad XI, surrendered to Roman Catholic monarchs Ferdinand II and Isabella I (1492)
- Vulcan: the "discovery" of a planet closer to the Sun than Mercury was announced by French mathematician Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier; it proved to be nonexistent (1860)
- Russo-Japanese War: ended with Russian General Stoessel's letter of surrender to Japan's General Nogi (1905)
- 55 mph limit: Congress and President Richard Nixon set a national speed limit to conserve gasoline following the 1973 oil crisis (1974)