That has a practical use

In an effort to assuage her chrestomathic appetite, Lucy has been taking classes at the local college for the past 12 years.

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  • Chrestomathic — Chres to*math ic, a. Teaching what is useful. A chrestomathic school. Southey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chrestomathic — See chrestomathy. * * * …   Universalium

  • chrestomathic — chres·to·math·ic …   English syllables

  • chrestomathic — Devoted to academic pursuits or to learning in general …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • chrestomathic — |krestə|mathik adjective Etymology: chrestomath (from French, German, or Greek; French chrestomathie, from German, from Greek chrēstomatheia) + ic : belonging to or devoted to useful knowledge or learning …   Useful english dictionary

  • chrestomathy — chrestomathic /kres teuh math ik/, adj. /kres tom euh thee/, n., pl. chrestomathies. a collection of selected literary passages, often by one author and esp. from a foreign language. [1825 35; < NL chrestomathia < Gk chrestomátheia, equiv. to… …   Universalium

  • chrestomathical — chrestomathic / tō mathˈik/ or chrestomathˈical adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑chrestomathy …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pi Kappa Phi — (also known as Pi Kapp) is an American social fraternity. It was founded by Andrew Alexander Kroeg, Jr., Lawrence Harry Mixson, and Simon Fogarty, Jr. on December 10, 1904 at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina. The fraternity …   Wikipedia

  • College literary societies — in American higher education were a distinctive kind of social organization, distinct from literary societies generally, and they were the precursors of college fraternities and sororities.[1] In the period from the late eighteenth century to the …   Wikipedia

  • chrestomathy — /krɛsˈtɒməθi/ (say kres tomuhthee) noun (plural chrestomathies) a collection of selected passages, especially from a foreign language. {Greek chrēstomatheia, literally, useful learning} –chrestomathic /ˌkrɛstoʊˈmæθɪk/ (say .krestoh mathik),… …  

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