Comments by voxel-ux

  • I first came across the word 'inkstick' through reading The Pillow Book of Sei Shōnagon.

    September 7, 2013

  • This is a famous Waka poem attributed to the semi-legendary scholar Wani. It is so named as the Waka begins with "Naniwa-zu".It is mentioned in The Pillow Book of Sei Shōnagon.

    August 24, 2013

  • This list is awesome!

    November 18, 2012

  • Obsolete form of aby. (Webster's New International Dictionary, 1926)

    May 26, 2012

  • Obsolete form of abode (Webster's New International Dictionary, 1926)

    May 26, 2012

  • Egyptian Mythology: n. The heart, supposed to leave the body at death and proceed to the future world, where it gave evidence for or against its former possessor. (Webster's New International Dictionary, 1926)

    May 26, 2012

  • Botany: The Aaron is also the English wake-robin. - Webster's New International Dictionary (1926)

    May 26, 2012

  • I'm poring through Melville's Moby-Dick and I absolutely love the use of language within its pages. So many words seem archaic and others just words I am uncertain of definition, so hence my establishing a list devoted to Moby-Dick. I have to find more books that use such interesting words.

    April 7, 2012