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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH » Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:43 am

tiffinshambles
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an attempt to get lunch at a Little Chef

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:59 pm

matutinal
-adjective
pertaining to or occurring in the morning; early in the day.
"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 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:37 pm

zygapophysis
-noun
one of the four processes of a vertebra, occurring in pairs that interlock each vertebra with the vertebrae above and below.
"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 black bart » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:23 am

zygapophysis noun

Surely must have been a seminal album from a 70's Prog Rock Group...er Bart Crimson:

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:11 pm

stadia
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1. a method of surveying in which distances are read by noting the interval on a graduated rod intercepted by two parallel cross hairs (stadia hairs or stadia wires) mounted in the telescope of a surveying instrument, the rod being placed at one end of the distance to be measured and the surveying instrument at the other.
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2. pertaining to such a method of surveying.
"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 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:11 pm

prink
-verb (used with object)
1. to deck or dress for show.
-verb (used without object)
2. to deck oneself out.
3. to fuss over one's dress, especially before the mirror.
"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 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:06 pm

Morbillivirus
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A genus of viruses of the family Paramyxoviridae that includes the causative agents of measles.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH » Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:15 pm

Morbillivirus
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2. A larger quantity of billivirus

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart » Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:38 am

Morbillivirus Better Blues
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1. Disease affecting Trumpet Players
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:06 pm

insouciance
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the quality of being insouciant; lack of care or concern; indifference.
"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 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:06 pm

Verecund adj

1. Bashful, modest
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH » Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:12 pm

^ I won't say it. :lol:

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:43 am

fellah
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a native peasant or laborer in Egypt, Syria, etc.
"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 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:00 pm

PKMKII wrote:fellah
-noun
a native peasant or laborer in Egypt, Syria, etc.


Interesting...so that's where it comes from.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:06 pm

Phlegethon
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1. Also called Pyriphlegethon. Classical Mythology. a river of fire, one of five rivers surrounding Hades.
2. (often lowercase) a stream of fire or fiery light.
"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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