wackyvorlon has looked up 7 words, created 4 lists, listed 186 words, written 26 comments, added 16 tags, and loved 2 words.

Comments by wackyvorlon

  • As in:

    "The hideous spectre of the infinite nipple chicken!"

    October 14, 2008

  • See also somnambulant.

    September 24, 2008

  • A flat scraper used by romans in bathing.

    September 24, 2008

  • This word sounds so appropriate. Can you imagine Ed Gein described as anything other than a ghoul?

    September 24, 2008

  • I've seen this one show up in model engineering writing from england from the '50s.

    September 24, 2008

  • It seems most pronounce this word with an 'a' sound for the 'e', though my latin prof used the 'e' sound.

    September 24, 2008

  • renumeratedfrog, your quote amuses me greatly.

    September 24, 2008

  • Often used by magicians to refer to a particular move done during a magic trick.

    September 23, 2008

  • I've always found this one amusing.

    September 23, 2008

  • Greek for "high name".

    September 23, 2008

  • A black fluid that sometimes results from the decomposition of a cadaver.

    September 23, 2008

  • Colloquially known as grave wax.

    September 23, 2008

  • My recollection is that it is french for "fast hand".

    September 23, 2008

  • People who use the word penultimate properly hold a special place in my heart.

    September 23, 2008

  • Also a device used to measure parts.

    September 23, 2008

  • From the classic line in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum:


    "That's Miles Gloriossus! He raped my country, Thrace!"

    "He raped your country?"

    "Yes, then he did it again, and again!"

    "He raped Thrace thrice?!"

    September 23, 2008

  • I love this word. Has a wonderful sound.

    September 23, 2008

  • A valve, with a D shaped cross-section. Used in steam engines.

    September 23, 2008

  • In the case of machinery, an ejector is used to produce a vacuum by passing steam through it.

    September 23, 2008

  • This one sees use in steam engine design. A key drawing for understanding such a machine is the erection drawing. It provides a side overview of the completed engine.

    September 23, 2008

  • I far prefer the non-sexual use of this word. I find it a delight when I find this in a victorian work.

    September 23, 2008

  • It does yeoman's service, as they say.

    September 23, 2008

  • Not very exotic, but darned useful I say.

    September 23, 2008

  • It is not exactly a synonym for autopsy. Autopsy comes from the greek, auton, meaning "self". Necropsy is properly applied to animals, autopsy to humans. Confusion in this regard vexes me greatly.

    September 23, 2008

  • I love the rhythm of this word.

    September 23, 2008

  • Wonderful! I hadn't run across this one before. It reminds me of the words of Caesar, Festina lente!

    September 23, 2008

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