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    psychal day

    Could you, please, suggest a synonym of "psychal"? I cannot find the word in my dictionary and on the internet. Is it about madness or craziness?
    "Slowly with a tortoise gradation approached the faint gray dawn of the psychal day."

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    #2

    Re: psychal day

    Depending on the fuller context, I would suggest it is a mis-spelling of either "psychical" or "physical".
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: psychal day

    Where did you find that slightly bizarre sentence?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: psychal day

    To me, it suggests some sort of free-verse-poem, where the author has "invented" the word for the sake of meter.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: psychal day

    If you can't find it in an English dictionary you should strongly suspect that it's not a valid word; and as others have implied, it's not.

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    Re: psychal day

    It's always important to quote your source so, again, where did you find that sentence?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: psychal day

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It's always important to quote your source so, again, where did you find that sentence?
    Sorry people, this time I have forgotten to do it. Here is the link: http://poestories.com/read/premature.

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    #8

    Re: psychal day

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Where did you find that slightly bizarre sentence?
    I think all of Mher's quotes are from that Poe story about the guy who was buried alive. Can't remember the name of it.

    Mher is asking a lot of questions, but he hasn't told us what the assignment is. It would help him if he did. My guess is that the assignment is for students to rewrite the story in their own words.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: psychal day

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    I think all of Mher's quotes are from that Poe story about the guy who was buried alive. Can't remember the name of it.

    Mher is asking a lot of questions, but he hasn't told us what the assignment is. It would help him if he did. My guess is that the assignment is for students to rewrite the story in their own words.
    Except for the fact that we don't do homework.

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    Re: psychal day

    Webster's 1913 edition defines it the following way:

    Of or pertaining to the soul; psychical.
    http://machaut.uchicago.edu/?resourc...hal&use1913=on

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