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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:12 pm

gourmandise
-noun
unrestrained enjoyment of fine foods, wines, and the like.
"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 Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:50 am

transom
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1. a crosspiece separating a door or the like from a window or fanlight above it.
2. Also called transom light, transom window. a window above such a crosspiece.
3. a crossbar of wood or stone, dividing a window horizontally.
4. a window so divided.
5. Nautical.
a. a flat termination to a stern, above the water line.
b. framework running athwartships in way of the sternpost of a steel or iron vessel, used as a support for the frames of the counter.
"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 black bart on Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:52 am

Tran'som noun

1. The bar in Soho which I should never have gone into dressed as Dr Frankenfurter!
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:10 pm

moquette
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a type of fabric with a thick, velvety pile, used for carpets and in upholstering.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Mad Willyum Bonney on Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:26 pm

moquit - v to cease an action , but with extra conviction .
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:53 pm

mora
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the unit of time equivalent to the ordinary or normal short sound or syllable.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Rev. Rowan Redbeard on Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:12 pm

PKMKII wrote:mora
-noun
the unit of time equivalent to the ordinary or normal short sound or syllable.



even mora
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the unit of time equivalent to the ordinary or normal not quite as short sound or syllable.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:33 am

alluvion
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1. Law. a gradual increase of land on a shore or a river bank by the action of water, whether from natural or artificial causes.
2. overflow; flood.
3. alluvium.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart on Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:32 am

alluvia noun

Ev'ry time I tried to tell you
The words just came out wrong
So I'll have to say alluvia in a song
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:27 pm

connubial
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of marriage or wedlock; matrimonial; conjugal: connubial love.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Mad Willyum Bonney on Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:57 pm

connubian verb : to ... hey! Shame on ye for conning anyone !
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:59 pm

conniption
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to con a Japanese person
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:28 pm

Myrmidon
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1. Classical Mythology. one of the warlike people of ancient Thessaly who accompanied Achilles to the Trojan War.
2. (lowercase) a person who executes without question or scruple a master's commands.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:38 pm

irascible
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1. easily provoked to anger; very irritable: an irascible old man.
2. characterized or produced by anger: an irascible response.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Mad Willyum Bonney on Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:28 pm

harrassabull v -to wave a red cape in front of a male bovine that has large pointy horns.
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