Selchie has looked up 202 words, created 5 lists, listed 125 words, written 11 comments, added 1 tag, and loved 4 words.

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  • glutton

    March 14, 2014

  • Betsu (other) + hara (belly) = "second stomach" or extra room, as for dessert.

    December 21, 2013

  • Cockney slang for drunken. That's all I know.

    December 12, 2013

  • Look at most any Decemberists' lyrics: fontanelle, palanquin, arabesques, and many more.

    May 20, 2012

  • From Wikipedia (8 May 2012): "A type of Japanese drinking establishment which also serves food to accompany the drinks. They are casual places for after-work drinking. ... Izakaya are sometimes called akachōchin (red lantern) in daily conversation, because these paper lanterns are traditionally found in front of an izakaya."

    May 8, 2012

  • Small Japanese barbeque, commonly & incorrectly called a hibachi in the US.

    May 8, 2012

  • Obcaecate may be more difficult to pronounce but means "blinded; blind; uncomprehending; or lacking spiritual vision." This word could also be written occaecate. The OED explains that though both Latin forms are attested, English picked up the "Ob" a slightly earlier than the "Oc," even though attestations for both forms are about the same. -From http://www.drbilllong.com/SpellersDiary2/Winning3.html

    February 3, 2012

  • Oblatrant (oblatration/oblatrate), from the Latin word meaning "to bark, rail or carp at", means "railing, reviling" or "scolding." A religious use from the 17th century: "The Apostle feares none of these currish oblatrations." From a little later in the century comes, "He that feareth oblatration must not travel." -from http://www.drbilllong.com/SpellersDiary2/Winning3.html

    February 3, 2012

  • Small gift

    January 20, 2012

  • In the apiarist's vocabulary, it is short for "beekeeper". I also like to think of it as short for "bee geek".

    August 12, 2011

  • "She was a fine dashing woman, and without being either pretty or beautiful she gave the impression of being both, mostly from the splendid way she carried her head. She despised her scrub of a husband, who truckled to her; and she had taken to music as a relief from him..."
    -Patrick O'Brien, _Master and Commander_

    July 28, 2011

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