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The NEVERENDING word(s) of the day thread

 
 
Clary
 
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Reply Sat 30 Oct, 2004 03:54 am
Looking out of the window, I decided to adopt the following:

Rain is said to fall IN PLANETS when it falls partially and violently. (Rev John Watson's inimitable work 'Uncommon Words Used in Halifax, 1775)
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Sat 30 Oct, 2004 06:29 am
You're probably right, Noddy, but when I was a kid in Boston, the phrase was applied almost exclusively to Nova Scotians. That might be because at least three-quarters of the people I knew were Herring Chokers in your sense of the word.
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Adele
 
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Reply Sat 30 Oct, 2004 09:51 pm
Pert-nigh, but not plum.

Means....almost, but not quite.
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Clary
 
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Reply Sun 31 Oct, 2004 02:45 am
nice one, Adele

kissing-signal - a signal given on the fiddle (by drawing the bow quickly across the strings below the bridge, causing a shrill squeak) at a country dance for each man to try to kiss his partner
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Sun 31 Oct, 2004 07:01 am
That's a new one on me, Clary.
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BillyFalcon
 
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Reply Sun 12 Feb, 2006 07:48 am
Without checking a dictionary,
what does the word "penultimate" mean, or
what do you think it means.
Izzie
 
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Reply Wed 27 Apr, 2011 02:03 pm
@BillyFalcon,
the one before the last!



ma·nip·u·la·tive/məˈnipyələtiv/Adjective

1. Characterized by unscrupulous control of a situation or person




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