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    yeuk \YOOK\, noun:

    1. An itching sensation.

    verb:
    1. To itch.

    "Gives me the yeuk to watch you, laddie!"
    -- Diana Gabaldon, Dragonfly in Amber

    It was somewhere between a slow-spreading numbness and a yeuk. The doctor was already back in view with the stringy roots that would provide relief.
    -- Judith Barsemian, In some forgotten realm

    Yeuk survives mostly in Scotland and Northern England.

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    cheechako \chee-CHAH-koh\, noun:

    A tenderfoot; greenhorn; newcomer.

    He is a genial liar, this Yukoner, and for the ordinary lies of life he needs make no effort; they roll from his lips as regularly and as smoothly as do compliments from the lips of a sour dough man in conversation with a cheechako girl.
    -- James Augustus Hall, Starving on a bed of gold: or, The world's longest fast

    As a cheechako to Hawaii I wasn't sure what to expect, but right from the beginning the crafters made me feel right at home.
    -- Tanna Peters, "Craft encounters wherever you go," Capital City Weekly, July 2010

    Cheechako is a Chinook word which has come to mean a newcomer in a variety of settings, especially Alaska and Hawaii.

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    incunabulum \in-kyoo-NAB-yuh-luhm\, noun:

    1. The earliest stages or first traces of anything.
    2. Extant copies of books produced in the earliest stages (before 1501) of printing from movable type.

    Somewhere in the incunabulum of time the New Year lay awaiting birth. Outside, in the dark, and with none to call it friend, the old year was fading into death.
    -- Edwin Markham, The real America in romance, Volume 12

    Every sane soul is an incunabulum
    -- David Graham, The grammar of philosophy: a study of scientific method

    Incunabulum derives, in the early printing press industry, from the Latin incuna, "to place a baby in a cradle."

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    Hi,

    'Incunabula' is actually used in the history of printing for such books as well, haunted, first time I've come across 'incunabulum', thankee as usual for great words,

    Long days and pleasant nights

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    My new word of the day using is a word I"ve picked from someone else. If I really like it I continue to use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDalglish View Post
    Hi,

    'Incunabula' is actually used in the history of printing for such books as well, haunted, first time I've come across 'incunabulum', thankee as usual for great words,

    Long days and pleasant nights
    Well, of course, um being singular and a being plural, eh?

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    my word of the day is scunnered.....
    my 2 year old come running in to the bed room and said to me this morning and said mummy i am affa sunnered the day...(it means board or fed up). my hubby turned round and said you say that far to much mum lol

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    arborvitae (aka, thuja): a genus of coniferous trees in the Cupressaceae (cypress family). I've just always liked the word.

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    Hi,

    I've been using the word 'Stramash' a lot recently myself.

    Stramash = A tumult, disturbance, a broil, wreck. (Chambers)

    Much used by the kate Arthur Montford, a renowned Scottish football commentator.

    Long days and pleasant nights

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    oxters is my word of the day...my hubby hates this word it means arm pits

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