mutandis26 has looked up 4 words, created 17 lists, listed 1011 words, written 47 comments, added 1584 tags, and loved 25 words.

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  • the books of the New Testament whose authenticity was universally acknowledged in the early Church.

    September 20, 2009

  • a carrion-crow.

    September 20, 2009

  • noctilucin

    September 20, 2009

  • flat-leaved.

    September 14, 2009

  • When air flows through a narrowed channel at the center of the place of articulation: a sibilant such as found in (s)in or (s)hin.

    September 13, 2009

  • Trademark.
    a combination trailer truck and railroad car with two sets of retractable wheels, one steel, the other rubber, making possible bimodal transportation on rails and highways.

    September 9, 2009


  • –noun
    the ability of a motor vehicle to maintain a steady, balanced, and comfortable ride, esp. under a variety of road conditions.
    Origin:
    1920–25; road + ability

    September 9, 2009

  • an arched back, as of a dog.

    September 9, 2009


  • –noun Slang.
    a small tweezerlike clip for holding the butt of a marijuana cigarette.
    Origin:
    1965–70

    Source: dictionary.reference.com.

    September 9, 2009

  • Found this one at The Phrontistery.

    September 9, 2009

  • like or resembling chaff.

    September 4, 2009

  • "of, like or pertaining to nourishment". Found in http://phrontistery.info

    September 4, 2009

  • rogation, supplication, entreaty.

    September 4, 2009

  • A contest or quarrel among poets.

    September 4, 2009

  • gräoid was unlisted? really? oh my.

    September 4, 2009

  • Pornify. Truly, why struggle? It's utterly graceless. And... funding exclusion? Yuck. Can one pornify it, maybe?

    September 4, 2009

  • Rotoscoping is an animation technique in which animators trace over live-action film movement, frame by frame, for use in animated films.

    September 2, 2009

  • n. 1. (Photography) A photograph printed by a process in which a strip or roll of sensitized paper is automatically fed over the negative so that a series of prints are made, and are then developed, fixed, cut apart, and washed at a very rapid rate.

    n. 2. photograph of manuscript, etc., made direct on bromide paper without negative.

    See also rotoscope.

    September 2, 2009

  • with thanks to PZ Myers, and his Pharyngula blog.

    September 2, 2009

  • * Function: noun
    * Etymology: French, from bois wood, from Old French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German busk forest
    * Date: 1832

    : a panel or paneling of carved wood

    September 1, 2009

  • sesame seeds.

    September 1, 2009

  • Noun. A circular or gracefully rounded object.

    September 1, 2009

  • What can I say, I like it. This should be for that split-second just before you wake up, or come to - say, after a monumental binge.

    August 31, 2009

  • Also a stopper, alternative to a cork, often made of rubber used to prevent fluid passing through the neck of a bottle, a hole in a vessel etc.

    August 22, 2009

  • A tool for opening barrels by removing the bung.

    August 22, 2009

  • moist, wet.

    August 21, 2009

  • The Organon is the name given by Aristotle's followers, the Peripatetics, to the standard collection of his six works on logic. The works are Categories, On Interpretation, Prior Analytics, Posterior Analytics, Topics and Sophistical Refutations. - Organon on Wikipedia

    August 21, 2009

  • an additional, fourth name given to a person by the ancient Romans in allusion to some achievement or other circumstance, as “Africanus�? in “Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus.�?

    August 21, 2009

  • "Oh, Apothanate! that hatest death, and cleansest from the Pollution of Sorrow" - A lost essay by Thomas de Quincey. It would have been included in his Suspiria de Profundis.

    August 15, 2009

  • A gravel pit, or money paid to someone who digs gravel.

    July 20, 2009

  • A fear of food.

    July 20, 2009

  • from Greek kleptein, to steal, + Greek sophia, wisdom, knowledge.

    July 20, 2009

  • romanticism + schism.

    July 20, 2009

  • Dictionary.com gives "/muhng/ vt. (in 1960 at MIT, `Mash Until No Good'; sometime after that the derivation from the recursive acronym `Mung Until No Good' became standard; but see munge)
    1. To make changes to a file, esp. large-scale and irrevocable changes."

    July 20, 2009

  • apparently, the same as scum.

    July 20, 2009

  • A papuan language spoken by approximately 30,000 people in East Timor.

    July 20, 2009

  • I particularly enjoyed "idiot of the cretin class". I believe I'll start using the phrase in less-than-polite conversation. There's this warlike ring to it...

    Where does "the grotesqueness of their perruquerie" come from? I quite liked that as well.

    July 20, 2009

  • A hypha (plural hyphae) is a long, branching filamentous cell of a fungus, and also of unrelated Actinobacteria. - Wikipedia

    July 20, 2009

  • In botany, a haustorium (plural haustoria) is the hyphal tip of a parasitic fungus or of the root of a parasitic plant (such as in the broomrape family), that penetrates the host's tissue, but stays outside the host cell membrane. - Wikipedia

    July 20, 2009

  • Thanks! Gene Wolfe is a writer of astounding creativity, with great style and acumen. If I ever come across words that are not on this list yet, I'll include them here.

    July 17, 2009

  • How about including "palaestra", "rajan", "azoth", "augur", "caldé", "needler", "slug gun" and "inhumi/inhuma/inhumu" (In Green's Jungles) and "ghoulbear" (The Fifth Head of Cerberus)?

    July 17, 2009

  • incunabula is such a musical word.

    July 16, 2009

  • I didn't even know there was a name for those. And you know what, it is a testament to human creativity that there should be one.

    July 16, 2009

  • yup

    July 15, 2009

  • see also pandit.

    July 14, 2009

  • From French, 'three crayons'. A technique of drawing with black, white and red chalks on middle-tone paper. Antoine Watteau and François Boucher sometimes employed this technique.

    July 14, 2009

  • an element that comes before the root of a verb and forms a lexical unit with it.

    July 14, 2009

  • Thank you for listing the word "yowdendrift". I didn't know of it. It's beautiful.

    July 14, 2009

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