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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby voralfred » Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:33 pm

Could be considered as a type of metheglin? If not consumed by whales, at least some imbibers of it are as bad as sharks, certainly.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:48 am

Maple mead sounds like a natural for New England.
The buckets are out on the trunks, and our local sugar shack is boiling the sap as fast as it comes in.
Thanks for the idea, voralfred. I'm going to see about trying mead with maple syrup instead of honey, for medicinal purposes only, of course, so it will be metheglin.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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coarsely ground corn (maize) used to make grits

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In the American southwest, the wind blows hard and it is difficult to see as I walk through the gusts, the dusts and the grits.
I'm puzzled, though, why ground corn is blowing around. Then I realize it is the annual Hominy Grits Festival and the stuff has escaped from the display tables.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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a woman who acts vengefully after having been spurned by her lover

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A man's home is his castle, but his car! Watch out, that angry girlfriend, a real bunny-burner, will leave her clear message if you dump her in public.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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turn into or treat as a commodity

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Do-it-yourself brewers can become manufacturers if they commodify their work.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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a container in which incense is burned, typically during a religious ceremony

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The sensor sensed the super-producing censer, signaled the Seigneur sorting socks, sending him scurrying to safety, where he smoked a cigarette to settle his nerves.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:26 am



a long- seated upholstered armchair fashionable in the 18th century

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Happy World Poetry Day.

Stacy leaned back on her bergère even though her grandmother would have glared. Proper ladies always sat forward and never slumped. She was composing her haiku for the @OxfordWords contest on Twitter. She chose "Encounter" as her word and composed...

The weather turns warmer.
Tomorrow there may be snow.
Encountering spring.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby voralfred » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:47 pm

Where would a be more comfortable to eat a ? Sitting on a bergère or on a couch?
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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adjective (gammier, gammiest)
British informal
(especially of a leg ) unable to function normally because of injury or chronic pain.
Origin:
mid 19th century (in the sense ‘bad, false’): dialect form of game

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No wait, that's the other Gammy!

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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a social gathering at which lively folk dancing takes place.
a lively folk dance.

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It's better to go to a hoedown than a showdown when you need the lowdown.
[It is easier to ask questions of a dance partner than of your dueling opponent.]
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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a sandwich made with Italian bread, usually toasted

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Even though an Italian would call one grilled sandwich a panino and many sandwiches panini, in English we say panini for one and add an s for more. I wonder if it's really that we simply overeat and plan to engulf more than one sandwich anyway.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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a savory jelly made with meat stock, set in a mold and used to contain pieces of meat, seafood, or eggs

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I loved Jello™ as a kid and still do, so when my aunt gave us tomato aspic one Christmas, I bit right in. Boy! Was I surprised.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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consisting of, or formed of, land and water

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The Earth is a terraqueous globe. It says so on the top of the map!
The MIssissippi River delta is also a terraqueous area.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:34 am

Are we now recommending frequency?

I'll nominate 1030 kHz. :P
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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the repetition of a word at the end of successive clauses or sentences

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Well, we all know that photo doesn't represent the intended meaning, but the fly shown does, indeed, have that genus name! (Epistrophe elegans)

I'll practice my epistrophe and also fit in an apostrophe.

While I know it isn't so, I've tried so, to do it ever so.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:22 am



a song of praise or triumph.
a creative work expressing enthusiastic praise: he's created a filmic paean to his hero

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Once again, a picture fails to match the word and definition, but the choir is singing a song of praise, for sure!

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Pedro the peon poured more papaya pureé and pondered the paean Pablo had produced with the local choir.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:11 pm

Okay, this post has nothing at all to do with the current word of the day.

I was reading an article about plastic winding up in the ocean. Ugh. Lazy humans, at best.

In the article, there was a description of pre-production plastic which goes into say, a bottle making machine. The pre-production form is a plastic pellet. Somehow, that isn't adequate, though. Such a plastic pellet is named a nurdle (which also happens to be a term of the game cricket according to Wikipedia following my Google search.)

I don't suppose there's much of interest here. However, I laughed out loud, thinking, "It isn't good enough to call a small piece of plastic a pellet. It needs a special name: how about nurdle?"

By the way, looking it up in Wikipedia, I learned that a nurdle is a ball poked into an area of the pitch where nobody is standing so as to make it easier to score a run. Of course, to me, a U.S. resident, a pitch is a ball thrown in a baseball game.

I guess, with all words, it's "location, location, location."

No, wait, that's real estate.


If you need the same context I had, here's the
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:11 am



a quality that evokes pity or sadness:
the actor injects his customary humor and pathos into the role

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I don't think anybody has projected pathos more vividly than Emmett Kelly, a clown who worked for the Barnum and Bailey Circus.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby voralfred » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:01 am

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