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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:23 pm

bimah
-noun
a platform in a synagogue holding the reading table used when chanting or reading portions of the Torah and the Prophets.
"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

"To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection." - Henri Poincaré
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Temp0ral on Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:12 pm

bimahgoods
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:18 pm

bima
-noun
a female parent who swings both ways.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick

OK, now let's look at four dimensions on the blackboard.
-- Dr. Joy

English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby pieces o'nine on Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:16 pm

bimah
Stephen Foster song lyric, music based on the pentateuchal scale.

Oh! Susannah
Oh, don't you cry for me
'Cause I come from Alabimah
With a Siddur on my knee.
I will honor Monkey in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:20 pm

phosphoresce
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to be luminous without sensible heat, as phosphorus.
"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 Ravi Oli on Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:16 pm

bosphoresce [v]

to glow red as a Pom who has not been sensible in the heat and sun on his Turkish holiday.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:42 pm

hossphoresce
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of a horse, to glow in the dark, cf The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Temp0ral on Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:09 pm

propaneresce
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to be luminous with sensible heat
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:20 pm

philosophoresce
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to glow with wisdom.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick

OK, now let's look at four dimensions on the blackboard.
-- Dr. Joy

English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby pieces o'nine on Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:10 pm

fouress
Hint for the correct spelling of Mississippi.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:18 am

tonus
-noun
a normal state of continuous slight tension in muscle tissue that facilitates its response to stimulation.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:19 am

toonus
-noun
a resting state of mental readiness to watch cartoons.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick

OK, now let's look at four dimensions on the blackboard.
-- Dr. Joy

English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:50 am

rattan
-noun
1. Also called rattan palm. any of various climbing palms of the genus Calamus or allied genera.
2. the tough stems of such palms, used for wickerwork, canes, etc.
3. a stick or switch of this material.
"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 Ravi Oli on Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:04 pm

rat tan

what a rat back from summer vacation has to show off to his colleagues.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:52 am

rat-tat-tat-tan
-verb
to practice drumming at the beach.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick

OK, now let's look at four dimensions on the blackboard.
-- Dr. Joy

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