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  • Bobby Charlton, the celebrated Manchester United and England football player, was once listed in a Manchester trade directory as "a fruit boiler"

    September 23, 2008

  • Une kyrielle (n.f.) est une longue suite de paroles qui se répètent, une litanie, ou par extension une longue suite ou série d'êtres ou de choses.

    via http://lemotdujour.over-blog.com//article-6358601.html

    April 12, 2007

  • orner à l'excès, exagéré, compliqué. Exemple : une histoire tarabiscotée. Ce mot vient de tarabiscot. Il s'agit d'un rabot utilisé en menuiserie pour creuser une ou des rainures entre des moulures. Par extension, tarabiscoter veut donc dire compliquer les choses...
    via lemotdujour (http://lemotdujour.over-blog.com/)

    March 24, 2007

  • a kind of duck

    March 18, 2007

  • person with one leg - makes it sound like a hobby

    March 18, 2007

  • used to describe Sammy Hilbert-Spaess, a character in Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow:

    "Here then," the kindly scombroid face scanning Eventyr, quick as a fire-control dish antenna and even less mercy...

    January 21, 2007

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