National Geographic : 1941 Dec
actually means thunderstruck W HEN we trace our word aston ish back through the Middle English astonien and Old French estoner, we find its original source in Latin ex, "out," combined with tonare, "to thunder." The first meaning of astonish was "to stun," "to render senseless," as by a thunder bolt or a blow. But it now suggests great surprise, sudden fear, or wonder. This is one of thousands of interesting word or igins given in the unabridged Merriam Webster, WEBSTER'S NEW INTERNA TIONAL DICTIONARY, Second Edition. This great reference book contains 600,000 entries-122,000 more entries than any other dictionary. 12,000 terms illustrated; 3,350 pages. At your bookdealer. Write for free book let of interesting word origins. G. & C. Merriam Co., 741 Federal St., Springfield, Massachusetts. Advt. Copyright, 1941, by G. & C. Merriam Co. THE GENUINE WEBSTER I;. GIVE PICTURES THAT "COME TO LIFE" IN 3-DIMENSION, NATURAL COLOR 1B KODACHROME VIEW-MASTER pictures bring the majestic scenery of Hawaii, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon or a hundred other wonderlands right to your armchairin the amazing realism of stereoscopic, natural color Kodachrome. Over 200 interchange able 7-scene reels available. An exciting gift forall the family. View-Masterin Gift m11in Box $1.15. Reels 35c, 3 for $1.00 . At De- ( VI 'I H) partment Stores, Gift and Camera Shops, THREE-DIMENSION or write for FREE LITERATURE. NATURALCOLOR 1 I Visl - FLORIDA'S MOST TROPICAt lI When you come south this winter, come ( all the way south-to Fort Myers, the "City of Palms," Florida's most tropical city. Palm-bordered avenues, warm win- (; ter climate, South Sea atmosphere. Best of fishing, boating, bathing, golf and other recreations. Moderate living costs. Ac- - , commodations of every type. For free -I booklet address W. A . Simpson, Chamber of Commerce. ,'7 EE COUNTY FLORIDA When you hold this magnificent Flame Grain Kaywoodie in your hand, you realize that you are holding something that comes as close to actual perfection as it is possible to come. The rare "Flame Grain" markings reveal the age of the giant briar burl from which the pipe was made: 200-to-400 years! Briar of this age and size comes only from the last great forest pre serve of briar-on the other side of the world. Only Kaywoodie offers you this priceless Flame Grain briar. Observe the difference between the rare old 200-to-400 year old briar burl (the size of a large pumpkin) and the ten year burl (the size of an apple). The sweet-smoking quali ties in the briar are in direct ratio to the relative age of the two burls. KAYWOODIE COMPANY New York and London In New York 1 [ 630 Fifth Ave. © 1941, KAYWOODIECO. "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."