metastasis [məˈtæstəsɪs] n.
1.) A sudden change of subject; an abrupt transition (Garner's Modern American Usage 3rd Ed.)
Etymology: Late Latin, adoption of Greek µετάστασις, removal, change, noun of action of µεθιστάναι, to remove, to change.
"In any weather, at any hour of the day or night, I have been anxious to improve the nick of time, and notch it on my stick too; to stand on the meeting of two eternities, the past and future, which is precisely the present moment; to toe that line. You will pardon some obscurities, for there are more secrets in my trade than in most men's, and yet not voluntarily kept, but inseparable from its very nature. I would gladly tell all that I know about it, and never paint "No Admittance" on my gate.
I long ago lost a hound, a bay horse, and a turtle dove, and am still on their trail. Many are the travellers I have spoken concerning them, describing their tracks and what calls they answered to. I have met one or two who had heard the hound, and the tramp of the horse, and even seen the dove disappear behind a cloud, and they seemed as anxious to recover them as if they had lost them themselves" (Walden, Henry David Thoreau, 1854).
Hi readers. Yep, another week has already gone by and it's the final day to submit your weekly challenge entries. The D4 juggernaut was held at bay by jos xx last week, but will anyone be able to stop him this week? Will Intraman finally come back from vacation and take the lead outright? Only time will tell...