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#16    magnoliaReverie

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 04:04 PM

Some of my recent favourites:

Sandillions - Numbers like grains of sand on the shore. (in other words... "a lot" of something. lol)
Dalliance - Amorous Play; Trifling
Aphotic - Having no light; relating to the region of a body of water where no sunlight can reach


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Posted 26 June 2012 - 05:07 PM

View Postsarah_444, on 26 June 2012 - 04:04 PM, said:

Some of my recent favourites:

Sandillions - Numbers like grains of sand on the shore. (in other words... "a lot" of something. lol)
Dalliance - Amorous Play; Trifling
Aphotic - Having no light; relating to the region of a body of water where no sunlight can reach

I love dalliance and use it fairly frequently, such a nice word.


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Posted 26 June 2012 - 05:19 PM

View Postschizoidwoman, on 26 June 2012 - 05:07 PM, said:

I love dalliance and use it fairly frequently, such a nice word.

A dalliance a day?  lol

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 05:21 PM

View Postealdwita, on 26 June 2012 - 03:40 PM, said:

In the course of my work, I have encountered many slang words and phrases and I've been rummaging among my files for good examples. The best come from 16/17th.Cent Legal papers. Here's a few I've selected....

Frummagemmed = hanged or strangled
High Pad = highwayman
Lullypriggers = thieves who steal from washing lines
Drawer-latches = burglars
Pennyweighter = forger
Underdubber = prison guard

...and so on!

I'll add footpad, to keep your high pad company.

A few more for you:

Bastonaded - To be cudgelled
Damber -  A rascally fellow
Flam - A tall tale

So any dambers telling their flams round here better watch out or they'll find themselves in receipt of a bastonading!


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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:46 PM

sistren - The ancient plural of sister. Chaucer speaks of the fates, or weird sisters, as "the fatal sustren." Bartlett's Dictionary of Americanisms [1848] says that the word is a "vulgarism sometimes heard from uneducated preachers [in] the West" ... It appears, however, that the word was not vulgar in Chaucer's time. It is, as such, as well entitled to a place in pulpit eloquence as its equally antique partner, brethren. (from Charles Mackay's Lost Beauties of the English Language, 1874)

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 07:32 PM

View PostKnight Of Shadows, on 24 June 2012 - 02:29 PM, said:

digs through the dictionaries

hab habe something .. ahh to hell with it
let's face it this topic is just not for me :D
Habitual? Habitate? Just throwing my guesses out here...

I like words like erudite and mellifluous, but personally I like Spanish words so much better...

Edited by ScreamingSarcasm, 27 June 2012 - 07:41 PM.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 07:47 PM

Another favourite of mine is meretricious. I love that word!


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Posted 28 June 2012 - 03:01 PM

green gown - To give a lass a green gown, to throw her down upon the grass so that the gown was stained. (from Walter Skeat's Glossary of Tudor and Stuart Words, 1914)




Skipping the alternative meaning. :P

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 03:29 PM

View PostEldorado, on 22 June 2012 - 05:32 PM, said:

What's the most "splendid" word or words you've ever used or heard used?



Splendid  <-- well I have used it  on occasion lol

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 05:16 PM

My sandwich was a touch parablastic.

http://www.thefreedi...y.com/parablast


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Posted 29 June 2012 - 02:18 AM

nomenclature.

I choose this as my splendiferous word today.......not because its extraordinary............ it just tickles me :su

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 08:27 AM

View PostEldorado, on 28 June 2012 - 05:16 PM, said:

My sandwich was a touch parablastic.

http://www.thefreedi...y.com/parablast

If you'd had some brandy, you could have mixed yourself a conny wabble to wash it down, though having tried it in the interests of research for my novelling, I don't recommend it.

Edited by schizoidwoman, 29 June 2012 - 08:30 AM.


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Posted 02 July 2012 - 01:16 PM

ruttier - An old traveler acquainted with roads; from route, French routier. (from Noah Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language, 1828)

also...

A set of instructions for finding one's course at sea; a marine guide to the routes, tides, etc. (from Sir James Murray's New English Dictionary, 1909)

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 01:42 PM

View Postschizoidwoman, on 29 June 2012 - 08:27 AM, said:

If you'd had some brandy, you could have mixed yourself a conny wabble to wash it down, though having tried it in the interests of research for my novelling, I don't recommend it.

I salute your indefatigability in your research!

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 03:07 PM

Snowdropper --
Person who steals laundry; especially women's underwear from clothes-lines.


Edited by Eldorado, 02 July 2012 - 03:07 PM.





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