Comments by voxel-ux

  • À poetical composition either in stanzas of four, or eight, but especially of three lines and in rhyme. (The Early Life of Dante Alghieri)

    August 22, 2015

  • A small stream of water (n), is the main definition of interest to me regarding this word,

    June 28, 2015

  • Definition: having no ideas.

    June 22, 2015

  • The Bulls of Bashan started as a biblical phrase from Psalm 22 of the Old Testament. Since then it has been used as a metaphor for a collection of individuals acting with a mob mentality against a vulnerable target. This mob's intention is usually suspect at best and may not be totally revealed at once thus luring in the vulnerable target. Also, individuals from this single-minded group may temporarily hive themselves off to do mischief in solo fashion before once again returning to the group, the other 'Bulls of Bashan'.

    November 27, 2014

  • A ferrador is a farrier (person who trims and shoes horses’ hooves).

    November 16, 2014

  • The sound of this word is so evocative, so exotic.

    October 13, 2014

  • This word is so pleasing to the ear.

    October 13, 2014

  • This is a lovely word and sounds just like its definition: rather OTT.

    October 13, 2014

  • This is just a beautiful sounding word.

    October 12, 2014

  • 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