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  1. #141
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    From the Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce:

    Felon,n.
    A person of greater enterprise than discretion, who in embracing an opportunity has formed an unfortunate attachment.

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    From the Devil's Dictionary:
    Love,n.
    A temporary insanity curable by marriage or by the removal of the patient from the influences under which he incurred the disorder. This disease, like caries and many other ailments, is prevalent only among civilized races living in artificial conditions; barbarous nations breathing pure air and eating simple food enjoy immunity from its ravages. It is sometime fatal, but more frequently to the physician than to the patient.

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    smalto




    sillabub/syllabub: a drink of sweetened milk/cream & wine/cider
    qaid/caid: a Muslim tribal chief or judge
    smaragd: emerald

    PRONUNCIATION:
    (SMAHL-to)

    MEANING:
    noun: Colored glass or enamel used in mosaic.


    ETYMOLOGY:
    From Italian smalto (enamel, glaze), related to smelt (to melt).


    USAGE:
    "Using Carrara marble, Venetian gold, and glass smalto, Elaine M. Goodwin creates mosaics inspired by the Classical, Byzantine, Victorian, and contemporary worlds."
    Going out; Staying in; The Times (London, UK); Jan 14, 2009.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenboxer77 View Post
    smalto




    sillabub/syllabub: a drink of sweetened milk/cream & wine/cider
    qaid/caid: a Muslim tribal chief or judge
    smaragd: emerald
    LOVE and ADORE the illustration with the definition....neat!

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    empyreal \em-pye-REE-ul\ (adjective): *1: of or relating to the firmament; celestial 2: sublime;

    Example Sentence: Night after night, the comet shone brightly against the empyreal tapestry of the sky (source M-W online).

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    Word: Abhorrence
    Part of Speech: noun
    Definition: disgust
    Synonyms:
    detestation, enmity, hate, hatred, horror, loathing, malice, odium, repugnance, revulsion

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    Well, there is actually three questins for today:

    "Dum-a-chum?"
    "Dad-a-cham?"
    "Dod-a-chock?"


    Man, did Roland ever scratch his head over this....

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    And now, a story. See if you can figure out what the words mean...


    At cockshut, Squire Chriss and his boonfellow, Alan, entered the kidliwink and had a seat. They looked forward to some bellytimber and a jubbe of aleberry. There was a mung of people there already. The fopdoodle sat in the corner listening to the blob-tale gossip about the backstress who had made the tipsy-cake he was eating. There was a porknell tenterbelly in the other corner, gloping his lubberwort, his lambition as a noisy accompaniment. By the time their spitchcock came, it was firefanged. So they ordered some crug and a lagenarious vessel of kill-priest. With much bawdreaming, the whoopubb lasted until sparrow-fart.




    Translation: At the end of the day, Chriss and his best buddy Alan went down pub. They anticipated food and a large vessel of ale boiled with sugar and spices. There was already a crowd there. The simpleton in the corner was being regaled by the gossip as she talked about the female baker who had made the cake saturated with wine, stuck with almonds and served with custard that he was eating. There was an obese glutton in the other corner gulping down his junk food and smacking and licking his fingers loudly. When their eel cooked with breadcrumbs came it was scorched. So they ordered some bread dipped in beer along with port wine in a flagon-shaped vessel. There was a lot of bawdy mischief and the hubbub lasted until dawn.
    The treasure of a life is a measure of love and respect/The way you live, the gifts that you give/In the fullness of time/It's the only return that you expect

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    I don't know about today yet, but yesterday the word of the day in my guild on World of Warcraft was "chubby" LOL! Don't ask.......LMAO!! For some reason, since I've joined the guild, there seems to be lots of laughter and silliness going on! Yup, I'm a monster, I am, I am! (Not the chubby as in the child was chubby because he ate so much. More like the chubby as in, look! I got a chubby!)

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    quakebuttock
    a coward; a sissy; a pussy

    Man, just jump! Dont be such a quakebuttock

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