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  • Example:

    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

  • Hmm. Tough choice.

    October 31, 2007

  • I can't decide if I like the mad cow or the mange better, myself.

    October 31, 2007

  • The Calamaties group is my favorite. :-)

    October 30, 2007

  • I love those little germs!

    October 30, 2007

  • I believe someone did. Yes indeed.

    Reminds me of these little darlings.

    October 30, 2007

  • sionnach... is that... did someone... make... a plush chest-burster?!

    October 30, 2007

  • Newborns with teeth...just the thought of it sounds painful.

    Indeed. Just ask John Hurt.

    toothy baby

    October 30, 2007

  • Oops. Fixed.

    Newborns with teeth...just the thought of it sounds painful.

    October 29, 2007

  • Really. He'd probably just gnaw them to pieces, anyway, since he was supposedly born with teeth.*

    *not true.

    psst... it's ostentiferous, isn't it?

    October 29, 2007

  • Right. And it's probably why Queen Margaret didn't send a baby gift. What does an ostentiferous hellhound need booties for?

    October 29, 2007

  • Ahh. So in the former Queen Margaret's estimation, at least according to Shakespeare, this could be applied to Richard III. (See hellhound.)

    October 29, 2007

  • (obsolete, rare) Bringing omens or unnatural or supernatural manifestations.

    October 29, 2007