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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:34 pm

nostoc
-noun
any freshwater, blue-green alga of the genus Nostoc, often occurring in jellylike colonies in moist places.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli on Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:20 am

Vladi nostoc [sp]

a vampiric species of blue-green algae known for impaling it's victims
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli on Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:18 pm

Vladinostoc

Ancestral home of the Nosferatu Blue-green Algae
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:25 pm

nostic
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A nasal twitch
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:29 pm

slake
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1. to allay (thirst, desire, wrath, etc.) by satisfying.
2. to cool or refresh: He slaked his lips with ice.
3. to make less active, vigorous, intense, etc.: His calm manner slaked their enthusiasm.
4. to cause disintegration of (lime) by treatment with water. Compare slaked lime.
5. Obsolete. to make loose or less tense; slacken.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Sun Feb 02, 2014 5:02 pm

slake
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A sinland sbody of swater.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:40 pm

Bruit
-noun
A brand of Scottish after-shave.

agnostoc
-noun
one who is uncertain about whether freshwater blue-green algae might simply be jelly.

sleak
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a gradual diminishing of satisfaction with one's previously-allayed thirst, desire, wrath, etc.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli on Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:40 am

ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:agnostoc
-noun
a freshwater blue-green algae that believes it evolved from protoplasmic jelly but won't discount it was set in a mould by it's Creator.

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:lol: Bruit... I think Roy's wearing it.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:42 am

flense
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1. to strip the blubber or the skin from (a whale, seal, etc.).
2. to strip off (blubber or skin).
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli on Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:00 pm

PKMKII wrote:flense
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1. to strip the blubber or the skin from (a whale, seal, etc.).
2. to strip off (blubber or skin).

3. the state of the anal sphincter when one is unsure of the viscosity of what waits to pass.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:15 am

PKMKII wrote:flense
-verb
1. to strip the blubber or the skin from (a whale, seal, etc.).
2. to strip off (blubber or skin).

I actually have a flensing knife. It's a nasty bit of work, a two-handed hooked blade on a three-foot handle, with the sharp edge on the inside of the hook and extending a good foot or more up along the handle. Similar to this, only the sharp edge is on the inside. It seems there are quite a few different types.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:39 am

cacodemon
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an evil spirit; devil; demon.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:14 am

cocoademon
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a small gremlin which flenses cocoa beans with a loud bruit.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:02 am

cacademon
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Before medical science fully understood the digestive process, people needed a way to explain where poop came from.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:04 pm

lenticular
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1. of or pertaining to a lens.
2. biconvex; convexo-convex.
3. resembling the seed of a lentil in form; lentil-shaped.
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