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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Fri May 31, 2013 2:19 am

crepey
adjective
1. (especially of the skin) having a wrinkled surface: crepey eyelids.
2. like crepe or crepe paper: a thin, crepey skirt.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Fri May 31, 2013 9:54 am

crêpey
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like a pancake. a crêpey cowpat
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:18 pm

knaidel
-noun, plural knaidlach
a dumpling, especially a small ball of matzo meal, eggs, and salt, often mixed with another foodstuff, as ground almonds or grated potato, usually served in soup.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli on Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:29 am

Evel Knaidel

a dumpling that jumps motocycles over canyons, buses etc
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:37 pm

politics
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:09 pm

knaidelian
-noun
a small dumpling hailing from north of the United States.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:40 am

lanugo
-noun
a coat of delicate, downy hairs, especially that with which the human fetus or a newborn infant is covered.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:07 am

llanugo
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The Welsh version of the above.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:22 am

sonde
-noun
a rocket, balloon, or rockoon used as a probe for observing phenomena in the atmosphere.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:20 pm

rockoon
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A hairy ape which lives in stony areas. Flies by means of rockets or balloons.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:36 pm

rockette
-noun
a female rockoon.

The Rockettes
-proper noun
a dance troupe of rockoons.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli on Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:23 pm

sondeo [n]

a gymkhana like event in which rockoons compete by flying over various courses.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:16 am

desonde
-verb
what a rocket, balloon, or rockoon used as a probe for observing phenomena in the atmosphere does after it finishes observing phenomena in the atmosphere.

sounde
-verb
1) to measure the depth of the hole left after a sonde desondes.
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2) the noise made by a desonding sonde.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:46 am

"what is the sounde of one hande clapping?"
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ancient rockoon saying, often heard before the dancing starts.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:26 pm

trehala
-noun
an edible, sugary substance secreted by certain Asiatic beetles of the genus Larinus, forming their pupal covering.
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