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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:59 pm

ruderal
–adjective
1. (of a plant) growing in waste places, along roadsides or in rubbish.
–noun
2. a ruderal plant.
"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 DavidH » Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:52 am

Brittany
- adj

resembling Britain

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:09 am

towhead
–noun
1. a head of very light blond, almost white hair.
2. a person with such hair.
3. a sand bar in a river, especially a sand bar with a stand of cottonwood trees.
"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 Ubi Dubium » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:32 am

Image
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH » Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:03 pm

patriot
- noun

Public disorder in Ireland

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:17 am

oidium
–noun
1. one of the conidia that are borne in chains by certain fungi.
2. (in certain fungi) a thin-walled spore derived from the fragmentation of a hypha into its component cells.
"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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Postby Ubi Dubium » Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:30 pm

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH » Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:54 am

open
-noun

a circular writing instrument

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:34 pm

dowager
–noun
1. a woman who holds some title or property from her deceased husband, especially the widow of a king, duke, etc. (often used as an additional title to differentiate her from the wife of the present king, duke, etc.): a queen dowager; an empress dowager.
2. an elderly woman of stately dignity, especially one of elevated social position: a wealthy dowager.
–adjective
3. noting, pertaining to, or characteristic of a dowager: the dowager duchess; to prefer a dowager style of dress.
"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 DavidH » Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:44 pm

dowager
- verb

make a bet

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli » Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:51 am

doghouse [n]

Emergency accommodation for ^ when he loses all but the shirt on his back.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH » Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:53 am

Privilege
- noun

Shelf in an outside toilet.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:52 am

numinous
–adjective
1. of, pertaining to, or like a numen; spiritual or supernatural.
2. surpassing comprehension or understanding; mysterious: that element in artistic expression that remains numinous.
3. arousing one's elevated feelings of duty, honor, loyalty, etc.: a benevolent and numinous paternity.
"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 DavidH » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:03 am

eel
- noun

The lower rear part of a Cockney's shoe.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart » Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:20 am

Jellied eel noun

Same as above but tastes even worse.
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