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Dan337 commented on the word ostentiferous
In Drink: A Cultural History of Alcohol (page 219), Iain Gately quotes the July 17, 1974 Virginia Chronicle:
Here then is the source from whence sic all your sedition flows, and until those crotalophorus and ostentiferous institutions are disconcantinated — and the individuals who compose them experience a decollation — their querulous bombilations and debulitions will never cease to obnubilate the prospects of their superiors.”— http://books.google.com/books?id=Ahp8yOGSnd8C&pg=PA219&dq=ostentiferous
Pure gold (but difficult to spell-check).
August 26, 2010
reesetee commented on the word ostentiferous
Hmm. Tough choice.
October 31, 2007
trivet commented on the word ostentiferous
I can't decide if I like the mad cow or the mange better, myself.
The Calamaties group is my favorite. :-)
October 30, 2007
I love those little germs!
I believe someone did. Yes indeed.
Reminds me of these little darlings.
chained_bear commented on the word ostentiferous
sionnach... is that... did someone... make... a plush chest-burster?!
sionnach commented on the word ostentiferous
Newborns with teeth...just the thought of it sounds painful.
Indeed. Just ask John Hurt.
October 29, 2007
Really. He'd probably just gnaw them to pieces, anyway, since he was supposedly born with teeth.*
psst... it's ostentiferous, isn't it?
Right. And it's probably why Queen Margaret didn't send a baby gift. What does an ostentiferous hellhound need booties for?
Ahh. So in the former Queen Margaret's estimation, at least according to Shakespeare, this could be applied to Richard III. (See hellhound.)
(obsolete, rare) Bringing omens or unnatural or supernatural manifestations.
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