Hat Trick

Third Time Lucky Word of the Day: hat trick

This compound denoting a sequence of three like successes in a sport was originally applied to the retiring of three batsmen with three consecutive balls by a bowler in cricket. These days, it can denote a felicitous threesome of just about any kind, and it is in that spirit that we recognize it, on the day of the first of three triple conjunctions of Jupiter and Neptune in 2009; the others will occur in July and December.


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