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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:20 am

Parnassian
-adjective
1. pertaining to Mount Parnassus.
2. pertaining to poetry.
3. of, pertaining to, or noting a school of French poets of the latter half of the 19th century, characterized chiefly by a belief in art for art's sake, by an emphasis on metrical form, and by the repression of emotive elements: so called from Le Parnasse Contemporain, title of their first collection of poems, published in 1866.
-noun
4. a member of the Parnassian school of French poets.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:30 am

Parmassian
-noun
cheap rip-off version of parmesan reggiano cheese (cf Charlemagne sparkling wine, Hardly Davidson motorbikes).
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Sat Sep 21, 2013 1:25 pm

supernassian
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One grade above par in the Nassian heirarchy
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:22 am

sparnasalian
-adjective
pertaining to an injured nose obtained by forgetting to duck as the ship came about.
"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

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby pieces o'nine on Sun Sep 22, 2013 3:21 pm

poornasaian
policy position to permanently underfund or defund the US space program
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:05 pm

forestaysail
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a triangular sail set on a forestay; the innermost headsail of a vessel.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:10 pm

foreplaysail
-noun
the real reason the word headsail came about.

Please note the double pun at the end, thankyouverymuch.
"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 Roy Hunter on Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:28 am

Threestaysail
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smaller version of a forestaysail, used on days without much wind.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:32 am

labiate
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1. having parts that are shaped or arranged like lips; lipped.
2. Botany.
a. belonging to the plant family Labiatae (or Lamiaceae).
b. two-lipped; bilabiate: said of a gamopetalous corolla or gamosepalous calyx.
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3. a labiate plant.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:00 am

innuendo
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Italian suppository.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:13 am

diminuendo
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an Italian suppository for stupid arses.
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"If you're making a political point wearing a balaclava, you're a c***. It was true for the IRA and it's true now." ~ daftbeaker.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:46 am

flabiate
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resembling a middle-aged American male.
"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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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:43 am

lupine
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Softwood for making toilet seats.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:10 pm

denitrify
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1. to remove nitrogen or nitrogen compounds from.
2. to reduce (nitrates) to nitrites, ammonia, and free nitrogen, as in soil by microorganisms.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli on Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:52 pm

denitrifried [adj]

soil condition after all nitrogen removed.


DavidH wrote:lupine -n.

Softwood for making toilet seats.

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