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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:16 pm

gaffersail
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A very old but important item of propulsive canvas.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Rev. Rowan Redbeard on Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:34 pm

DavidH wrote:gaffersail
-n.

A very old but important item of propulsive canvas.


2. A sail that's been worn out and repaired so often, it consists entirely of gaffers' tape.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:38 pm

gaffsail
-noun (cockney)
Gor blimey, guv! it's a sail wot yer gets fitted ter yer gaff! Then yer can sail yer gaff dahn the worter ter Eel Pie Island fer a luvverly bowl o' jellied eels an' a knees-up!
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:41 am

gaff's ale
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home-brewed beer
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:06 pm

fanon
-noun
1. a maniple.
2. Also called orale. a striped scarflike vestment worn by the pope over the alb when celebrating solemn Pontifical Mass.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:28 pm

maniple
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Rev. Rowan Redbeard on Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:43 pm

DavidH wrote:maniple
-n.

a fanon


2. a non-lactating nipple, usually found on the male of the species.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:13 pm

manipulate
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To transform into a non-lactating nipple, maniple or fanon
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:53 pm

night manipulations
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1. the act of turning into a non-lactating nipple under the influence of a full moon (cf pappilar lycanthropy).
2. er... something else. Ask your mother, I'm too busy right now...
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart on Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:24 am

Roy Hunter wrote:gaffsail
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Gor blimey, guv! it's a sail wot yer gets fitted ter yer gaff! Then yer can sail yer gaff dahn the worter ter Eel Pie Island fer a luvverly bowl o' jellied eels an' a knees-up!


Sorry mate you can't get eel pies let alone jellied eels from Eel Pie Island any more...all you are likely to get is an over priced piece of art or a brief sighting of Trevor Baylis trying to wind up one of his clockwork radios.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart on Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:49 am

Amygdaliform. adj

1. Almond-shaped.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:02 am

black bart wrote:Sorry mate you can't get eel pies let alone jellied eels from Eel Pie Island any more...all you are likely to get is an over priced piece of art or a brief sighting of Trevor Baylis trying to wind up one of his clockwork radios.
No Doctor Feelgood practising in a lockup garage, then? How very sad...

amygdala
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1. an almond-shaped group of nuclei located in the medial temporal lobe.
2. Aaron Helzinger, a character from the DC Comics Batman titles.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:54 am

fetor
-noun
a strong, offensive smell; stench.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:59 am

balustrade
-noun
a railing with supporting balusters.
"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 Rev. Rowan Redbeard on Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:09 pm

PKMKII wrote:balustrade
-noun
a railing with supporting balusters.



balletstride

a dancer leaping over a balustrade
—Captain the Reverend Lord C.S. Rowan, Lord of Glencoe, Minister of Pastafarianism, Gentleman Pirate

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