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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart on Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:06 pm

Verecund adj

1. Bashful, modest
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:12 pm

^ I won't say it. :lol:
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:43 am

fellah
-noun
a native peasant or laborer in Egypt, Syria, etc.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart on Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:00 pm

PKMKII wrote:fellah
-noun
a native peasant or laborer in Egypt, Syria, etc.


Interesting...so that's where it comes from.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:06 pm

Phlegethon
-noun
1. Also called Pyriphlegethon. Classical Mythology. a river of fire, one of five rivers surrounding Hades.
2. (often lowercase) a stream of fire or fiery light.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:09 pm

Phlegmethon
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:57 pm

phlogiston
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a fire-like element contained within combustible objects and substances, and released during combustion. Phlogiston theory has had its critics over the years, but they are all round-world atheist weirdoes and therefore not worth listening to.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:52 am

phlogiston a dead horse
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart on Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:47 am

Knock Knock
Who's There?
Phlogiston
Phlogiston Who?
Phlogiston E Bay an we'll share thee profits.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:22 pm

lustrum
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1. Also, luster; especially British, lustre. a period of five years.
2. Roman History. a lustration or ceremonial purification of the people, performed every five years, after the taking of the census.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:28 pm

lustrum
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3. A drink to get the ladies in the mood.

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albumen
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart on Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:26 am

DavidH wrote:lustrum
-n.

3. A drink to get the ladies in the mood.

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albumen
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geeks who stick used stamps into blank books


..and no amount of 'Lustrum' will get an 'Albuman' laid?
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:30 pm

scintillant
-adjective
scintillating; sparkling.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:07 am

opscheplooper
-n. (South African English from Afrikaans)

A person who always arrives just as dinner is being set on the table.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:01 pm

gaffsail
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a quadrilateral fore-and-aft sail on a sailing vessel
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