verb (used without object)

1. to march out from a narrow or confined place into open country, as a body of troops: The platoon debouched from the defile into the plain.
2. Physical Geography.
a. to emerge from a relatively narrow valley upon an open plain: A river or glacier debouches on the plains.
b. to flow from a small valley into a larger one.
3. to come forth; emerge.

It’s a word Larry Grossman Northwood will never forget how to spell, not that he would anyway. Larry won AARP’s National Senior Spelling Bee yesterday in Cheyenne, Wyoming, by spelling it.  C-o-n-g-r-a-t-u-l-a-t-i-o-n-s.

3 Responses

  1. greenglass4

    Terry I have a question ? Is debouch like debauch ? Which is an act or occasion of debauchery, which is like an orgy ! Seduction from virtue or duty. Indulge in sensuality. Or to scatter a beam. Ask Larry if he knows. greenglaSS4

  2. Terry Dullum

    greenglass… I don’t know Larry, but it debouch. I’m even more impressed that he knew how to sell
    botryoidal, a word I can’t say, much less spell.

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