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Postby Bag of Ass » Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:29 pm

Today's word is: fumarole.
fu·ma·role
–noun
a hole in or near a volcano, from which vapor rises.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:24 pm

Today's word is: somnambulism.
som·nam·bu·lism
–noun
sleepwalking.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:10 pm

Today's word is: entente.
en·tente
–noun, plural -tentes
1. an arrangement or understanding between two or more nations agreeing to follow a particular policy with regard to affairs of international concern.
2. an alliance of parties to such an understanding.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:05 pm

Today's word is: coccyges.
coc·cyx
–noun,plural coc·cy·ges
1. a small triangular bone forming the lower extremity of the spinal column in humans, consisting of four ankylosed rudimentary vertebrae.
2. a corresponding part in certain animals.

The plural of coccyx.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:14 pm

Today's word is: muslin.
mus·lin
–noun
a cotton fabric made in various degrees of fineness and often printed, woven, or embroidered in patterns, esp. a cotton fabric of plain weave, used for sheets and for a variety of other purposes.

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Postby hobokenbob » Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:12 pm

Bag of Ass wrote:Today's word is: muslin.
mus·lin
–noun
a cotton fabric made in various degrees of fineness and often printed, woven, or embroidered in patterns, esp. a cotton fabric of plain weave, used for sheets and for a variety of other purposes.


I've heard this fabric is really volatile when in close proximity to other types of fabrics.
In fairness, we've been building 'ground zeros' near Iraqi mosques since March 2003.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:50 pm

Today's word is: bedim.
be·dim
–verb (used with object), -dimmed, -dim·ming.
to make dim; darken; obscure.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Sat Oct 30, 2010 2:43 pm

Today's word is: hullaballoo.
hullabaloo or hullaballoo
— n , pl -loos
loud confused noise, esp of protest; commotion

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Postby Bag of Ass » Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:02 pm

Today's word is: paranormal.
par·a·nor·mal
–adjective
of or pertaining to the claimed occurrence of an event or perception without scientific explanation, as psychokinesis, extrasensory perception, or other purportedly supernatural phenomena.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:57 pm

Today's word is: lutarious.
Lutarious
a.
Of, pertaining to, or like, mud; living in mud.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:29 pm

Today's word is: gyrus.
gy·rus
–noun,plural gy·ri
Anatomy.
a convolution, esp. of the brain.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:26 pm

Today's word is: epigram.
ep·i·gram
–noun
1. any witty, ingenious, or pointed saying tersely expressed.
2. epigrammatic expression: Oscar Wilde had a genius for epigram.
3. a short, often satirical poem dealing concisely with a single subject and usually ending with a witty or ingenious turn of thought.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:17 pm

Today's word is: lubber.
lub·ber
–noun
1. a big, clumsy, stupid person; lout.
2. an awkward or unskilled sailor; landlubber.
–adjective
3. clumsy; stupid; lubberly.
–verb (used without object)
4. to behave like a lubber, esp. in the handling of a boat.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:59 pm

Today's word is: ceilometer.
ceil·om·e·ter
–noun
an automatic device for measuring and recording the height of clouds by projecting a modulated beam of light onto a cloud base, receiving the reflection of light through a photoelectric apparatus, and computing the height by triangulation.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Sat Nov 06, 2010 4:08 pm

Today's word is: yegg.
yegg
–noun Slang.
1. a safecracker.
2. an itinerant burglar.
3. a thug.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:47 pm

Today's word is: lemniscate.
lem·nis·cate
–noun Analytic Geometry.
a plane curve generated by the locus of the point at which a variable tangent to a rectangular hyperbola intersects a perpendicular from the center to the tangent equation: r<sup>2</sup> = 2 a<sup>2</sup> cos θ.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:37 pm

Today's word is: bagnio.
bagn·io
–noun,plural -ios.
1. a brothel.
2. (esp. in Italy or Turkey) a bath or bathing house.
3. Archaic. a prison for slaves, esp. in the Orient.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:54 pm

Today's word is: heterozygous.
het·er·o·zy·gous
–adjective Biology.
1. having dissimilar pairs of genes for any hereditary characteristic.
2. of or pertaining to a heterozygote.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:41 pm

Today's word is: satori.
sa·to·ri
–noun Zen.
sudden enlightenment.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:32 pm

Today's word is: trismus.
tris·mus
–noun,plural -mus·es. Pathology.
1. a spasm of the jaw muscles that makes it difficult to open the mouth.
2. lockjaw.


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