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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli on Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:20 pm

lentacular [adj]

resembling, or having the consistency of the feces from a strict diet of lentils
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:23 pm

lenticuliar
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as odd as if you had allowed your cousin Lenny to borrow something, especially after the debacle with the lawnmower.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:58 pm

dulcify
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1. to make more agreeable; mollify; appease.
2. to sweeten.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:19 am

dulcimer
-noun
long, thin four-stringed instrument often found in folky bars and coffee houses. No-one knows how to tune one, let alone play it.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:15 am

polymer
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A dulcimer designed for a parrot.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Temp0ral on Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:29 pm

DavidH wrote:polymer
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A dulcimer designed for a parrot.

Also a cross between a parrot and a fish.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:35 am

dullify
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1. to simplify a concept or idea to the extent necessary for a politician to understand it. Often unattainable.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:47 am

cupferron
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a creamy-white crystalline substance, C 6 H 9 N 3 O 2, used as a reagent in analytical chemistry for the detection of copper.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby daftbeaker on Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:51 pm

PKMKII wrote:cupferron
-noun
a creamy-white crystalline substance, C 6 H 9 N 3 O 2, used as a reagent in analytical chemistry for the detection of copper.

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Interestingly enough (or not, depending on how chemistry geeky you are) it's not explosive, despite having lots of nitrogen and oxygen stuck together. Looking at that you'd expect it to go bang as soon as you dropped it.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:44 pm

daftbeaker wrote:
PKMKII wrote:cupferron
-noun
a creamy-white crystalline substance, C 6 H 9 N 3 O 2, used as a reagent in analytical chemistry for the detection of copper.

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Interestingly enough (or not, depending on how chemistry geeky you are) it's not explosive, despite having lots of nitrogen and oxygen stuck together. Looking at that you'd expect it to go bang as soon as you dropped it.
It looks like a badly-rendered 8-bit Starship Enterprise to me. But then I'm an Arts Graduate...

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:06 pm

db, I can't believe you just explained a compound which is not explosive. :fsm_rock:
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby daftbeaker on Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:24 pm

Roy Hunter wrote:Image
It looks like a badly-rendered 8-bit Starship Enterprise to me. But then I'm an Arts Graduate...

:idiot:

Heretic! Stone the unbeliever! :idiot:

DavidH wrote:db, I can't believe you just explained a compound which is not explosive. :fsm_rock:

There are lots of non-explosive things. What's odd about this one is that it looks like it should go bang.

I'm working on hydrogen/oxygen detonations for March :scientist:
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Nef Yoo BlackBeard on Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:37 pm

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:28 am

mandrake
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1. a narcotic, short-stemmed European plant, Mandragora officinarum, of the nightshade family, having a fleshy, often forked root somewhat resembling a human form.
2. the May apple.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:38 pm

mandrake
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3. A cross between a man and a duck.
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