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Postby Bag of Ass » Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:20 pm

Today's word is: googolplex.
goo·gol·plex
–noun
a number that is equal to 1 followed by a googol of zeros and expressed as Image.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Sat Nov 13, 2010 4:50 pm

Today's word is: parhelion.
par·he·li·on
–noun, plural -he·li·a. Meteorology.
a bright circular spot on a solar halo; a mock sun: usually one of two or more such spots seen on opposite sides of the sun, and often accompanied by additional luminous arcs and bands.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Sun Nov 14, 2010 5:08 pm

Today's word is: acarus.
ac·a·rus
–noun, plural -a·ri
a mite, esp. of the genus Acarus.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:07 pm

Today's word is: catholicon.
ca·thol·i·con
–noun
a universal remedy; panacea.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:54 pm

Today's word is: anthesis.
an·the·sis
–noun,plural -ses. Botany.
the period or act of expansion in flowers, esp. the maturing of the stamens.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:58 pm

Today's word is: poleyn.
po·leyn
–noun Armor.
a piece for the knee, made of plate or leather.

Also called knee cop.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:09 pm

Today's word is: tutelary.
tu·te·lar·y
noun,plural -lar·ies.
–adjective
1. having the position of guardian or protector of a person, place, or thing: tutelary saint.
2. of or pertaining to a guardian or guardianship.
–noun
3. a person who has tutelary powers, as a saint, deity, or guardian.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:51 pm

Today's word is: arnica.
ar·ni·ca
–noun
1. any composite plant of the genus Arnica, having opposite leaves and yellow flower heads.
2. a tincture of the flowers of A. montana, of Europe, and other species of Arnica, formerly used as an external application in sprains and bruises.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:30 pm

Today's word is: spile.
spile
–noun
1. a peg or plug of wood, esp. one used as a spigot.
2. a spout for conducting sap from the sugar maple.
3. a heavy wooden stake or pile.
4. Mining. forepole.
–verb (used with object)
5. to stop up (a hole) with a spile or peg.
6. to furnish with a spigot or spout, as for drawing off a liquid.
7. to tap by means of a spile.
8. to furnish, strengthen, or support with spiles or piles.

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Postby hobokenbob » Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:07 am

Bag of Ass wrote:Today's word is: catholicon.
ca·thol·i·con
–noun
a universal remedy; panacea.


..or the name of that certain convention some catholic priest wait all year for.
In fairness, we've been building 'ground zeros' near Iraqi mosques since March 2003.

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Postby Too-Much-Coffee Mistress » Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:15 am

hobokenbob wrote:
Bag of Ass wrote:Today's word is: catholicon.
ca·thol·i·con
–noun
a universal remedy; panacea.


..or the name of that certain convention some catholic priest wait all year for.


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Postby Bag of Ass » Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:16 pm

Today's word is: ambeer.
am·beer
–noun Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S.
tobacco juice.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:09 pm

Today's word is: ephemerid.
e·phem·er·id
–noun
an insect of the order Ephemeroptera, comprising the mayflies.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:14 pm

Today's word is: paraph.
par·aph
–noun
a flourish made after a Signature, as in a document, originally as a precaution against forgery.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:23 pm

Today's word is: cezve.
cezve
—n
a small metal pot, usually of copper, with a long metal handle, used for preparing Turkish, Arabic, or Greek style coffee

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Postby Bag of Ass » Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:13 pm

Today's word is: spillikin.
spil·li·kin
–noun
1. a jackstraw.
2. spillikins, (used with a singular verb) the game of jackstraws.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:31 pm

Today's word is: astylar.
a·sty·lar
–adjective Architecture.
without columns.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Sat Nov 27, 2010 6:17 pm

Today's word is: hypophysis.
hy·poph·y·sis
–noun, plural -ses
Anatomy.
pituitary gland.

Also one of the steps of the scientific method. To a lisper.

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Postby . » Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:45 am

Bravo, BoA. That was masterful.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:56 pm

Today's word is: neb.
neb
–noun Scot.
1. a bill or beak, as of a bird.
2. the nose, esp. of an animal.
3. the tip or pointed end of anything.
4. the nib of a pen.
5. Obsolete. a person's mouth.


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