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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:21 pm

Fauve
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(sometimes lowercase) any of a group of French artists of the early 20th century whose works are characterized chiefly by the use of vivid colors in immediate juxtaposition and contours usually in marked contrast to the color of the area defined.
"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'" - Carl Sagan

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:12 pm

dongle
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1. a hardware device attached to a computer without which a particular software program will not run: used to prevent unauthorized use.
2. Also called wireless adapter. a device that can be plugged into a USB port to enable wireless access from a computer to an external Wi-Fi device, as a mobile phone, or to the Internet, via high-speed broadband, or to enable wireless connectivity in a printer or other peripheral.
"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'" - Carl Sagan

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:44 am

doodad
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1. A word for a dongle when the speaker can't remember the word 'dongle'
2. A whizzgit, wossname, howsyerfather, thingy, doohickey, ohjesuschristwhatdoyoucallit.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:37 pm

tacket
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a nail or tack, especially a hobnail.
"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'" - Carl Sagan

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:41 am

phagocytosis
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Physiology. the ingestion of a smaller cell or cell fragment, a microorganism, or foreign particles by means of the local infolding of a cell's membrane and the protrusion of its cytoplasm around the fold until the material has been surrounded and engulfed by closure of the membrane and formation of a vacuole: characteristic of amebas and some types of white blood cells.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:33 pm

foreign particles
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Small Frenchmen, often devoured by phagocytes.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:08 pm

Westboro Baptist Church
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Believes God hates phagocytes.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:01 am

anatine
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1. of or pertaining to the family Anatidae, comprising the swans, geese, and ducks.
2. resembling a duck.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:20 pm

panatine
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A culinary vessel for the cooking of swans, geese, and ducks.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:43 pm

canatine
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Precooked and prepackaged convenience food version of the above.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:01 pm

Tower of London
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What they lock you up in for eating Her Majesty's swans.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli on Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:34 pm

PKMKII wrote:anatine
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1. of or pertaining to the family Anatidae, comprising the swans, geese, and ducks.
2. resembling a duck.
3. Bleedingly obvious - if it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it probably is a duck.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Rev. Rowan Redbeard on Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:43 pm

anatine
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1. of or pertaining to the family Anatidae, comprising the swans, geese, and ducks.
2. resembling a duck.
3. Bleedingly obvious - if it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it probably is a duck.
4. If she weighs as much as a duck, she's a witch.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:57 am

agitpop
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the use of pop music to promote political propaganda.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:07 am

agitprop
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A wooden support used for keeping unpleasant people upright.
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