January 14, 2011

word of the day 14/365: a daring adventure

gest or geste (jest) noun

A tale, especially of someone's notable adventures or exploits.

[From Old French geste (exploit), from Latin gesta (exploits), past participle of gerere (to carry on, perform). The word jest (joke) arose as a spelling variant of gest. Earliest documented use: Before 1300.] 

Gulliver's Travels
Lord of the Rings
The Three Musketeers
Moby Dick
The Once and Future King

Life is a daring adventure, or nothing at all.
~ Helen Keller

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