Comments by azd

  • means "gilded or adorned with decorative braids."

    March 27, 2008

  • v. t. 1. To beat; to strike; to chastise.
    "I'll fer him, and firk him, and ferret him."-Shakespeare.

    v. i. 1.To fly out; to turn out; to go off.
    "A wench is a rare bait, with which a man
    No sooner's taken but he straight firks mad." -B.Jonson.

    n. 1. A freak; trick; quirk.

    September 24, 2007

  • 1. to scramble on hands and feet. 2. to obtain by scratching. 3. to crawl, scramble, or move hurriedly, to hurry in a task. --from the Dictionary of Newfoundland English

    September 24, 2007

  • The qulliq is a seal oil lamp and stove of the old days.

    September 24, 2007

  • also vermicular or vermiculated

    April 19, 2007

  • seaweed and similar marine vegetation and rubbish deposited along a shore by a receding tide

    April 19, 2007

  • these are a way of showing a long route so a track can be retraced or people found if we go in to unexplored teritories. Patterans must be made from natural objects placed in a way that is cearly recognised. Patterans can be made from pinecones, stones, sticks, nuts, pebbledash stones, matches, or marks in the mud or soil. take care not to place patterans where they may be spoiled by other people walking on them. Small pieces of paper can be used if they are a natural colour and are no bigger that 10mm by 40 mm. These can be prepared in advance, and kept in plastic bags ready for when they are needed.

    "They began to come upon from time to time small cairns of rock by the roadside. The were signs in gypsy language, lost patterans." --from "The Road," by Cormac McCarthy.

    April 19, 2007

  • Latin for "Life's short, art's long."

    April 11, 2007

  • "One of his eyes was burnt shut, and his hair was but a nitty wig of ash upon his blackened skull." -Cormac McCarthy, "The Road"

    April 10, 2007

  • One who obtains erotic gratification through listening to sexual accounts.

    April 9, 2007

  • diarrhea

    April 8, 2007

  • verb, to reel off; recite : he solemnly spieled all he knew.

    April 8, 2007

  • adjective, meaning odd or peculiar

    March 31, 2007

  • noun: one who capriciously or unfeelingly drops a lover.

    March 14, 2007

  • also isochronous

    March 14, 2007

  • also tetched

    March 13, 2007

  • see furze

    March 6, 2007

  • noun, meaning 1. Granary or grain bin, or 2. something that is collected, an accumulation.

    March 6, 2007

  • as in cheat or trick

    February 26, 2007

  • var. of jinni

    February 26, 2007

  • stagecoach

    February 24, 2007

  • as in a narrow passage or gorge

    February 23, 2007

  • a parish priest

    February 23, 2007

  • As in "a long enveloping ecclesiastical garment" or "something resembling a cope (as by covering or concealing).

    February 23, 2007

  • var. of heder

    February 23, 2007

  • note the verb form, meaning to tease good-naturedly; jest, banter.

    February 23, 2007

  • plow, short for broncobuster

    February 23, 2007

  • or burnouse

    February 23, 2007

  • also blowzy

    February 23, 2007

  • or bistre

    February 23, 2007

  • schistosomiasis

    February 23, 2007

  • or beldam

    February 23, 2007

  • February 23, 2007