rduke has looked up 145 words, created 87 lists, listed 3871 words, written 14 comments, added 0 tags, and loved 30 words.

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  • From OED definition #3 of oestrum:
    1857 R. G. MAYNE Expos. Lexicon Med. Sci. (1860), Oestrum, Oestrus,..term for the orgasm or pleasurable sensation experienced during the operation of the appetites or passions, particularly that during coition, termed more distinctively Oestrum venereum.

    April 17, 2009

  • From OED definition #3 of oestrum:
    Oestrum, Oestrus,..term for the orgasm or pleasurable sensation experienced during the operation of the appetites or passions, particularly that during coition, termed more distinctively Oestrum venereum.'>1857 R. G. MAYNE Expos. Lexicon Med. Sci. (1860), Oestrum, Oestrus,..term for the orgasm or pleasurable sensation experienced during the operation of the appetites or passions, particularly that during coition, termed more distinctively Oestrum venereum.

    April 17, 2009

  • 1. ‘A term, now used in a ludicrous manner, to denote those causes that come under the judgment of an ecclesiastical court, which respect some breach of chastity’ (Jam.).
    Jamieson's words imply that the word was originally in serious use, but of this there seems to be no evidence.

    2. Obscenity.

    3. attrib. passing into adj. a. Concerned with ‘sculduddery’ as a punishable offence. b. Of literature or conversation: Obscene.

    January 17, 2009

  • Concision exists.

    January 8, 2009

  • How about wamble, titubate, gambol and circumambulate?

    December 12, 2007

  • I always like pixilated

    December 6, 2007

  • productive of heat through putrefaction

    December 6, 2007

  • Causing shipwrecks.

    December 5, 2007

  • I like it! How about vespertine, matutinal and glooming?

    November 30, 2007

  • November 14, 2007

  • Did you get inkjet, too?


    November 12, 2007

  • This is a word I made up. It means a fear of zombies. The latinate roots translate out to a "fear of living dead people"

    Let me know what you think.
    Thanks,
    rduke

    November 5, 2007

  • Of somebody who gives opinions on matters beyond his knowledge.

    November 5, 2007

  • November 2, 2007

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  • don't forget A Place For Everything! there are additions to be made

    June 12, 2009