reesetee has looked up 15141 words, created 184 lists, listed 30361 words, written 20354 comments, added 10606 tags, and loved 3 words.

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  • Ha! Added!

    April 24, 2014

  • Or my teeth should come with reinforcement!

    April 16, 2014

  • Soitenly!

    *takes fuflun with grape riffles*

    Yum! *cracks tooth on grape riffle*

    Ouch. They get me every time.

    April 16, 2014

  • *grabs fuflun; stuffs in mouth*

    Oh, sorry; did you want some?

    April 10, 2014

  • Ooh, those are good! ;-)

    March 31, 2014

  • Now this--*this* is a Wordie list.

    March 31, 2014

  • Oh, and ru, those aren't the gas vans they're referring to in these cards. They were meant for protection from gas attacks. I found the description written on that particular card (although not the image): "MOBILE GAS VANS. Home Office mobile gas vans, two of which are illustrated, are used for the testing of respirators and for the purpose of training men and women under the conditions of an actual gas attack. The vans are so built that a gas cloud can be put up in the body of the van; the white canopies at the back are airlocks to prevent the escape of the gas when the door of the van itself is opened. The picture shows a group undergoing training at Hendon Police College; the respirator in use is the Service type, which is described on Card No. 31. (No.38)"

    March 31, 2014

  • I wish you all could see the cigarette cards themselves--I think the link I posted long ago is broken, but I'll try to find them again. Rubber clothing indeed. =:-O

    March 31, 2014

  • Thanks, ry! Great suggestions. :-)

    March 31, 2014

  • Both added. :-)

    March 31, 2014

  • Good one! (And sorry it took me this long to reply!)

    March 31, 2014

  • Thanks, bilby!

    December 5, 2013

  • Nickname for the Spruce Grouse. When approached by a predator, it relies on camouflage and stillness to stay hidden, often allowing people to approach within a few feet before exploding into flight. The behavior earned it the nickname "fool hen." Clearly, it's not the fool in that particular situation. ;-)

    November 30, 2013

  • Somehow not surprised. Thanks, bilby--hope you've been well!

    October 30, 2013

  • I *think* that's already listed, g, but I can't tell because my list won't show entirely. :-\ Thanks, though!

    October 28, 2013

  • Thanks, glypheme! You're correct on both counts!

    October 20, 2013

  • Thanks, bilby, for promoting my list. :-)

    September 2, 2013

  • Hi claire1215--thanks! I have no idea why, but it looks as though postprandial, one of my all-time favorites, is not on this list! Fixing that in a second. And preantepenultimate is definitely a "p" category in my book. :-)

    July 21, 2013

  • In mathematics, the square of a cube.

    April 22, 2013

  • And then there's zenzicube. Thanks, retorick--will add both.

    April 22, 2013

  • Thanks, guys!

    March 20, 2013

  • I'm glad you like the clarinet.

    February 26, 2013

  • Added. Thanks, fbharjo!

    February 10, 2013

  • Added! Or should I say, "Aaded!"?

    February 6, 2013

  • Ooh, that's a great one. Thanks, bilby!

    February 5, 2013

  • Thanks! It was fun to create.

    January 30, 2013

  • Good one, thanks!

    January 30, 2013

  • Added. Thanks, ruzuzu!

    January 30, 2013

  • I think it's darn cute.

    January 27, 2013

  • How'd I miss that one? Thanks, fbh!

    January 7, 2013

  • Thanks!

    January 7, 2013

  • In Guatemala, 16th century, a unit of dry capacity used for cacao beans. It equals 8,000 beans, about 1/6 fanega. It takes its name from the leather sack used to hold the beans.

    October 25, 2012

  • See ruzuzu's fine list, Ruination Day.

    October 21, 2012

  • Indeed she was. Slightly older than I am. :-)

    October 21, 2012

  • Ooh, good one! Thanks, chrissykp!

    September 22, 2012

  • No, thank you. Arrr. (It's International Talk Like a Pirate Day.)

    September 20, 2012

  • My guess is that you've already earned an honorary degree in Wordnik Studies.

    September 15, 2012

  • Just for you, ruzuzu.

    September 15, 2012

  • Yum! *cracks tooth on grape riffle*

    Ouch. They get me every time.

    September 15, 2012

  • Thanks, r! Nope, no clue what the word was. I didn't even realize I was that close!

    September 14, 2012

  • Thanks, kalayzich; I've added it. I'm still working on this list, so some names are not yet here.

    September 2, 2012

  • Choked, strangled, suffocated, or hanged. From Grose's 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue.

    August 30, 2012

  • A brine icicle formed beneath sea ice when a flow of extremely cold, saline water is introduced to an area of ocean water. From brine + icicle.

    August 30, 2012

  • See scurrifunging.

    August 30, 2012

  • Newfoundland dialect: a brisk and thorough cleaning. Derived from a "jocular formation" according to WWFTD (cf. scurryfunge).

    August 30, 2012

  • Newfoundland dialect: a lazy person (e.g., a fisherman who doesn't fish).

    August 30, 2012

  • Pennsylvania German (cf. snipe hunt): an imaginary creature which, as a practical joke, a greenhorn is sent to hunt or capture. From the Dictionary of American Regional English.

    August 30, 2012

  • Also, according to WWFTD, "a person resembling the Gnatho of Terence; a parasite, sycophant."

    August 30, 2012

  • Regional U.S. dialect describing something extraordinary of its kind, especially a large or strong drink.

    August 30, 2012

  • Nonce word meaning "intoxicated."

    "’I know a place where we can get some alcohol,’ she
    said. ‘Let’s go there; then we can really get blurfled.’
    ‘No,’ he said. ‘I’m blurfled enough now.’"
    - Philip K. Dick, Our Friends from Frolix 8 (1970)

    August 30, 2012

  • Come to think of it, that's another list idea....

    August 30, 2012

  • :-D

    August 30, 2012

  • Hi, Bonvivant. Darkwing and Rockin' Robin are already on this list, so no worries. I'll add Little Red Rooster if you'll post your comment on the word page for it. :-)

    Kalayzich: Do you mean Kehaar (Watership Down)? If so, it's on the list. I'll add the Harry Potter birds as well. The two Potters that I know have actual names are Hawkes (phoenix) and Hermes. If you can think of any others, let me know. Thanks!

    August 30, 2012

  • At least it's not shortened to "Names for the Third Stomach of a Ruzu..." ;->

    August 30, 2012

  • Hi goodkitten. Hmm...don't know about ackee. If it's poisonous, wouldn't it be just as bad as it sounds? :-)

    August 30, 2012

  • Hi, kalayzich. Thanks. There are several variants for many of the words on this list, for rather obvious reasons. I've added qin as one of them.

    August 30, 2012

  • Sorry, ru--didn't mean for you to feel as though you were talking to yourself. I'm adding your addiction to the list to give it that special Latvian flair. The joke may be on you, but at least we can read about it. ;-)

    August 30, 2012

  • Thanks, iaiasianeyes!

    August 30, 2012

  • Thanks, marky--it's still growing!

    August 30, 2012

  • Good idea, bilby--I'll have to work on that. (Sorry for this extremely late response.)

    August 30, 2012

  • Thanks for the interesting article, ruzuzu--and sorry for the late reply!

    August 30, 2012

  • To be fair: “Poo” is Thai for “crab” and is chef Diwong’s nickname.

    June 20, 2012

  • I concur!

    May 23, 2012

  • Not likely. I'm pretty sure u. is now happily married. :-)

    May 23, 2012

  • Happy World Turtle Day! (Thanks, sionnach.)

    May 23, 2012

  • Thanks to Prolagus for reminding me that it's international compost awareness week. T-shirts and posters available here.

    May 7, 2012

  • Added, thanks!

    April 18, 2012

  • In the interest of providing comparative images, I humbly present this jewel. More on this fascinating...uh...concoction?...is available here.

    I miss Skip.

    March 22, 2012

  • Holy cow, this profile page is even more confusing than it was when we were segregated.

    Yes, yes! Irish Potato Candy! I just saw your comment on the other page. Congratulations on your initiation. They're good, but they'd be better without that nasty coconut, if you ask me. :-)

    March 22, 2012

  • Facebook is so dull without you. :-)

    March 22, 2012

  • Wait. Neither of you has ever heard of Irish Potato Candy before now? *stunned*

    March 22, 2012

  • Why, that's just ducky! And to answer your earlier question: Yes, distelfinks are fictitious. At least I hope they are.

    March 17, 2012

  • As am I. *pops*

    March 15, 2012

  • *offers fufluns in place of purloined umbrage*

    March 15, 2012

  • *alights on nearby branch*

    *disappears*

    March 14, 2012

  • That'd be great. How old is she now, anyway? *looks for skipvia*

    March 14, 2012

  • Blaff: Welcome back, from someone who also took time off. (I haven't exactly come blasting back yet....)

    March 14, 2012

  • Hmm...I'll take swatch at Pacific Standard Time. And yarb? Brackets for Wee Willie Rip van Winken Bliken and Nod, please.

    Now if you'll all excuse me, I need a nap.

    March 14, 2012

  • I think it a cruel joke that this week ends in turning back one's clock and losing an hour of sleep. From whom should I take umbrage?

    March 10, 2012

  • Happy World Kidney Day to those of you who celebrate.

    March 8, 2012

  • *returns to this page for a laugh*

    *laughs*

    March 5, 2012

  • Seriously. Fufluns in jars should be prohibited everywhere.

    March 5, 2012

  • After you eat all your pancakes on national pancake day, you can sleep them off on a park bench.

    March 5, 2012

  • Thanks, Prolagus.

    March 5, 2012

  • From Mental Floss: "Without a Presidential election preceding it, this is kind of a lame duck holiday. Though the holiday was created to celebrate the introduction of the 20th Amendment in 1933, the amendment was actually ratified in January of that year. Lame duck day is more of a way to honor those who just left office after being rendered totally ineffective for a few months. In other words, it is appropriately lame."

    March 5, 2012

  • "In some places a heap of limestone was formerly 4¾ cubic yards." -- Century Dictionary (thanks to ruzuzu!)

    March 5, 2012

  • Happy National Grammar Day!

    March 4, 2012

  • Fickle, moody, inconsistent. (Regional U.S., esp. South Atlantic.)

    March 3, 2012

  • Thanks!

    March 2, 2012

  • Thanks, milos! Sorry it took so long to respond to your post. :-)

    March 2, 2012

  • "Thieving beggars, apprentice uprightmen."

    February 26, 2012

  • "Leaders of robber bands."

    February 26, 2012

  • Also called hookers; "thieves who steal through windows with hooks."

    February 26, 2012

  • Also called anglers ("thieves who steal through windows with hooks").

    February 26, 2012

  • "Rank-and-file vagabonds."

    February 26, 2012

  • "Those born of rogues."

    February 26, 2012

  • "Horse thieves."

    February 26, 2012

  • "Male and female beggars, traveling in pairs."

    February 26, 2012

  • "Sham proctors, pretending to beg for hospitals, etc."

    February 26, 2012

  • "Feined lunatics."

    February 26, 2012

  • Also called fresh-water mariners (beggars pretending shipwreck).

    February 26, 2012

  • Also called whipjacks ("beggars pretending shipwreck").

    February 26, 2012

  • "Sham deaf-mutes."

    February 26, 2012

  • "Thieves using the trade as a cover."

    February 26, 2012

  • "Thieves pretending to be peddlars."

    February 26, 2012

  • Akin to jarkmen.

    February 26, 2012

  • "Forgers of licenses." Also see patricoes ("hedge priests").

    February 26, 2012

  • "Female beggars pretending loss of fire."

    February 26, 2012

  • "Female peddlars."

    February 26, 2012

  • "Prostitutes and thieves."

    February 26, 2012

  • "Married harlots."

    February 25, 2012

  • "Unmarried harlots."

    February 25, 2012

  • "Prostitutes who begin with uprightmen."

    February 25, 2012

  • "Young girls: incipient doxies."

    February 25, 2012

  • "Female beggar children."

    February 25, 2012

  • "Male beggar children."

    February 25, 2012

  • Let's all celebrate this list's Word of the Day status with a nice fongdue and some cinnamon bungs!

    February 10, 2012

  • I came back to give you this.

    February 10, 2012

  • You're absolutely correct. Tsunamis added.

    To the list, I mean.

    February 10, 2012

  • Surely you've seen the squid list, ruzuzu?

    January 14, 2012

  • Hi, deinonychus. I've been away for a few months but I'm slowly crawling back. Don't worry about making a list that overlaps someone else's--that's the beauty of being able to make your own list. Welcome. :-)

    January 14, 2012

  • Nifty list! (Feel free to yoink any time.)

    January 14, 2012

  • You're welcome, spine face.

    January 14, 2012

  • Ooh, fufluns and tea! How lovely! And hearts too! Well, I certainly heart you back, r. Thanks for the love. :-)

    January 14, 2012

  • Hi everyone. :-)

    January 10, 2012

  • Aww, shucks. You're awfully nifty yourself. :-)

    January 4, 2012

  • No, but I have dealie, dealie-bob, dealy, dealybob, deeley, and deelie. *takes deep breath*

    I wasn't aware that dealybopper is a placeholder. I always thought it referred only to those weird glittery balls we stuck on headbands in the 1970s. ;-)

    January 4, 2012

  • You bet. Glad you found it. :-)

    January 4, 2012

  • Thanks, Ikiser! I'll add them forthwith.

    January 4, 2012

  • Yeah, lame.

    December 26, 2011

  • Hernesheir, I've checked the privacy settings and all seems in order. Apparently, I'm not the only one having such trouble. See ruzuzu's comment about http://support.wordnik.com/wordnik/topics/seeing_other_peoples_lists (and the workaround).

    December 8, 2011

  • Yarb! You're making me want to break down and sob desperately myself! Thank the gods it's only a dream.

    ...isn't it, ruzuzu? *worries*

    December 8, 2011

  • Thanks, ruzuzu! I have to remind myself to keep checking for glitches on the support site. :-)

    December 8, 2011

  • It's a plane.

    December 8, 2011

  • Hi Carmaella. I'm seeing a list of my lists on the right side of my profile page, with the list names in hypertext. That should get you where you want to go. Does that not work on your screen?

    December 8, 2011

  • Dongle added! H, fossple is already listed. :-)

    December 7, 2011

  • Works for me! Added. :-)

    December 7, 2011

  • Heehee!

    December 7, 2011

  • A bulldozer? That's just wrong.

    December 7, 2011

  • Hi Carmaella--aw shucks, thanks! You can see anyone's lists by going to their profile page (just click on the person's name). You'll find a list of lists there. :-) Enjoy!

    December 7, 2011

  • We have it on good authority.

    December 6, 2011

  • It may just be the spelling. I ran across so many variously spelled words that I'm not sure I captured them all here. But I'll add it, just to be sure. :-)

    December 6, 2011

  • Heehee. Added. :-)

    December 4, 2011

  • Oh, what a lovely place it would be. *dreams*

    October 29, 2011

  • Jenn, you can reach me on FB if you'd like.

    October 29, 2011

  • You know what would be really cool? Wordie.

    October 28, 2011

  • *sigh*

    October 25, 2011

  • I've whittled my FB car down to a nice little bicycle.

    October 20, 2011

  • Hi, everyone. Checking in with some freshly baked umbrage and jam-filled fufluns. Been having a tough time here. I'm on FB and Google+, too, so for now, hope to see you there.

    *parks old clunker in the garage and takes newer, less-loved car*

    October 14, 2011

  • *marginalizes own discourse, then flings toasted harshmallows at "new interface" page*

    Pro, sionnach: I'm with you. *raises beharshmallowed fist in solidarity*

    September 29, 2011

  • *yoink*

    September 21, 2011

  • *hands sionnach a flaky umbrage pastry*

    September 18, 2011

  • Hi all. Rolig, my sentiments match yours. I'm willing to wait out the Big Tangle if it means that I'll be able to stay in contact with my good old Wordnikian friends, especially since many are not on FB or other such sites. But I've lost my enthusiasm for Wordnik. I'm hoping it's temporary, because I still don’t believe there’s another site where you can blather on happily with like-minded word lovers who are so funny, civil, and intelligent. Wouldn’t it be great if we could have that back again? And I miss my lists, and everyone else’s lists, and flinging fufluns. I’m still around, but I’m waiting. In the meantime, I hope to see all of you elsewhere. *sigh*

    September 17, 2011

  • I haven't been here in a while either--can't get the pages to load before a millennium passes. (Also in the Beating a Dead Horse Dept.)

    September 4, 2011

  • Well, if you're going to judder them around, Chained....I mean, really.

    August 29, 2011

  • I only take them out of the china cabinet for special occasions.

    August 29, 2011

  • Yes, I was disappointed that way as well. ;-)

    August 29, 2011

  • Right here.

    August 25, 2011

  • What? Umbrage!

    *flees*

    August 24, 2011

  • Hey! Stop looking at Chained's citations!

    Oh, wait.

    August 24, 2011

  • However, it is still not a valid Scrabble word.

    August 24, 2011


  • Here it is.

    August 20, 2011

  • This sounds quite painful.

    August 20, 2011

  • I can only answer your question with a question: How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?

    August 20, 2011

  • *hands out glowing green fufluns as a distraction*

    *snarfs up umbrage*

    *flees*

    August 20, 2011

  • Bilby, that is exquisite.

    August 20, 2011

  • *groan*

    August 20, 2011

  • What are they sitting around for? Look at all those sacks that need delivering!

    August 16, 2011

  • Not to worry--plenty more ideas where that came from. ;-)

    August 16, 2011

  • Ruzuzu? Wrong nun.

    August 16, 2011

  • Neat! I just found out that it's also used in Tasmania as a name for the Eastern Spinebill.

    August 16, 2011

  • What if Sr. Bertrille renunciated her nunhood before becoming a ninja?

    August 16, 2011

  • *hides Umbrage Sweeper*

    August 16, 2011

  • Oh, you'd think so, wouldn't you, asylumhead? Fortunately, I always travel with my Super 2000 Umbrage Sweeper.

    *sweeps up umbrage*

    *flees*

    August 15, 2011

  • I must confess that the long page load time is what's been keeping me away for a while. It is frustrating.

    August 15, 2011

  • *swipe*

    A-ha! I have it!

    *flees*

    August 8, 2011

  • Give it back, you umbrage thief!

    August 8, 2011

  • *catches fuflun, now stale, and eats it anyway*

    August 8, 2011

  • They've all been eaten.

    August 8, 2011

  • I like the dated comments too. Thanks for adding that.

    July 31, 2011

  • You beat me to this page--another record! :-)

    July 29, 2011

  • See ruzuzu's comment on her Mold list.

    July 29, 2011

  • Well now, I think that's a first--making a list that you yourself have already created. I think this needs to be added to the Several Stages of Wordie Addiction list.

    July 29, 2011

  • Be careful. I don't think Wordnik has a resident dentist.

    July 29, 2011

  • Weirdnet again....

    This is how my dad says "coleslaw"--as though using the entire word is just too exacting. Likewise, hot dogs are simply "dogs."

    July 29, 2011

  • Love it! :-)

    July 29, 2011

  • *facepalm*

    July 28, 2011

  • Can you break your teeth on those too?

    July 28, 2011

  • Aaaaahahaha! Why haven't I seen this list before now? Favorited!

    Do these international fufluns come with grape riffles?

    July 26, 2011

  • Holy cow.

    July 25, 2011

  • Wait'll you try the fufluns topped with whipped umbrage.

    July 25, 2011

  • Ruzuzu, you wouldn't believe how many of us have copyeditor tendencies. ;-)

    Edit: Antisocial? You? HAHAHAHAHA!

    July 19, 2011

  • Plinth.

    July 19, 2011

  • Plinth!

    July 19, 2011

  • Ohhhh, this is good. :-)

    July 16, 2011

  • *groan*

    July 14, 2011

  • I forgot to wink. ;-> But please note that philornithic is currently my favorite word.

    July 14, 2011

  • Hi Erin. For what it's worth--since bilby and marky already supplied information--I'm usually using Firefox v.3.6.16. I also use Chrome (on another computer--don't have version # handy), but haven't checked to see whether it's happening there. Thanks!

    If it's only happening on lists with more than 100 words, I'm in big trouble. ;-)

    July 14, 2011

  • With instructions! No wonder the Internet is so big!

    July 13, 2011

  • Or suspishy.

    July 13, 2011

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  • Or my teeth should come with reinforcement!

    April 16, 2014

  • Sorry--those things should come with a warning!

    April 16, 2014

  • Soitenly!

    *takes fuflun with grape riffles*

    Yum! *cracks tooth on grape riffle*

    Ouch. They get me every time.

    April 16, 2014

  • Oh, I have more. Would you like one with grape riffles?

    April 10, 2014

  • *grabs fuflun; stuffs in mouth*

    Oh, sorry; did you want some?

    April 10, 2014

  • *sets down fuflun*
    *backs away slowly*
    *waits*

    April 9, 2014

  • Ha. :-)

    October 21, 2012

  • Indeed she was. Slightly older than I am. :-)

    October 21, 2012

  • I was just revisiting my ruination-day list. I think Anne Sullivan was born April 14, 1866.

    October 17, 2012

  • Yum! *cracks tooth on grape riffle*

    Ouch. They get me every time.

    September 15, 2012

  • *sets out a tray of celebratory fufluns (with grape riffles!)*

    September 14, 2012

  • Thanks, r! Nope, no clue what the word was. I didn't even realize I was that close!

    September 14, 2012

  • Congratulations! Do you remember what your 30000th word was?

    September 10, 2012

  • Ooooh. You're at 29973 words listed.

    June 8, 2012

  • Holy cow, this profile page is even more confusing than it was when we were segregated.

    Yes, yes! Irish Potato Candy! I just saw your comment on the other page. Congratulations on your initiation. They're good, but they'd be better without that nasty coconut, if you ask me. :-)

    March 22, 2012

  • Have you ever had any potato-shaped candies? I was asking dontcry about them over on the are-you-from-pennsylvania list.

    March 21, 2012

  • As am I. *pops*

    March 15, 2012

  • Thanks! You too, and nice to be back, although right now I'm mostly doing pop-ins.

    March 14, 2012

  • Ooh, fufluns and tea! How lovely! And hearts too! Well, I certainly heart you back, r. Thanks for the love. :-)

    January 14, 2012

  • I heart <3' that Pro, yarb, the pterodactyl, and I have figured out how to send secret messages to' you.

    January 14, 2012

  • Hi!
    *brings over a tray of tea and fufluns*

    January 10, 2012

  • Hi everyone. :-)

    January 10, 2012

  • You're awesome.

    January 4, 2012

  • Hernesheir, I've checked the privacy settings and all seems in order. Apparently, I'm not the only one having such trouble. See ruzuzu's comment about http://support.wordnik.com/wordnik/topics/seeing_other_peoples_lists (and the workaround).

    December 8, 2011

  • Thanks, ruzuzu! I have to remind myself to keep checking for glitches on the support site. :-)

    December 8, 2011

  • Hi Carmaella and reesetee,

    I wandered over to http://support.wordnik.com/wordnik/topics/seeing_other_peoples_lists and saw that there's a ticket for this issue already. In the meantime, one suggestion would be to try adding the word "lists" to the end of the Wordnik user's address--like so: http://www.wordnik.com/users/reesetee/lists

    Good luck!

    December 8, 2011

  • I don't see your lists either, reesetee. Perhaps your profile privacy settings prevent others from seeing your lists?

    December 8, 2011

  • Hi Carmaella. I'm seeing a list of my lists on the right side of my profile page, with the list names in hypertext. That should get you where you want to go. Does that not work on your screen?

    December 8, 2011

  • Plinth?

    July 19, 2011

  • Plinth.

    July 19, 2011

  • Yep. He outpaced me a while ago.

    June 29, 2011

  • Have you looked at hernesheir's?

    June 29, 2011

  • Well, a little--but in a good way.

    June 29, 2011

  • Yeah. Scary, right? ;-)

    June 29, 2011

  • Um, 29,587?
    Wow.

    June 29, 2011

  • Happy Strangely Orange Snack Appreciation Day!

    June 21, 2011

  • I ran across ha'-bible in Dr. Jamieson's Dictionary:



    June 15, 2011

  • I think of you each time I add a Scots bird (nick)name to my Dr. Jamieson's Birds list. Guiltily, I might add - you're the resident "birdlister".

    Btw - I see Gambel's quail, mallards, and Canada geese every day. This week I observed 3 fuzzy red-tailed hawk chicks in a nest in a stand of scrubby locust trees, watched chukar partridges hunkering in the lee of some sagebrush during a snowstorm atop a mountain (and hiding from the red fox that was roaming around), and upslope from the partridges flushed a ruffed grouse...I'm in bird-watching heaven lately!

    May 17, 2011

  • Thanks, friend!

    May 10, 2011

  • barley-bird

    May 7, 2011

  • I'm guessing the bird--I've seen it in some older birding books. Thanks, h.

    May 5, 2011

  • Some pigeonly C-words from Grose's A Provincial Glossary, 1787: cushets - wild pigeons (Yorksh.); culvers - pigeons (Exmoor); cruchet - a wood pigeon (north of Britain).

    Of crotch-tail I'm not sure. Grose's definition is "kite", but I've not yet sussed out whether that refers to the toy or the bird.

    May 5, 2011

  • Hey, thanks bilby!

    May 2, 2011

  • Ah! Thanks! I knew it looked familiar, but couldn't make it say anything, even after waterboarding.

    May 2, 2011

  • milosrdenstvi

    May 2, 2011

  • Okay, I give up. Who is devils mi snort/livid monsters?

    May 2, 2011

  • Thanks for noticing, RT! I do miss the place and the old regulars, as well. So it's nice to stop by once in a while. And the word list function is very useful for me. But I think it was easier to make and maintain a word list, especially a non-English one, on Wordie than it is on Wordnik. Maybe that is something I need to bring up with someone (John?).

    May 1, 2011

  • Will do--much appreciated, as always.

    April 28, 2011

  • See CD and GNU Webster's defs. under whaap for some bird names...

    April 28, 2011

  • Thanks, hernesheir!

    April 25, 2011