vega has looked up 97 words, created 63 lists, listed 3558 words, written 34 comments, added 0 tags, and loved 0 words.

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  • A colour reference here.

    March 29, 2010

  • Thank you for your kind words, everyone! ^__^

    March 17, 2010

  • @bilby: Interesting! But I lived in Melbourne for a significant time so that would explain it!

    March 17, 2010

  • Howdy! Never thought I'd be noticed, there in a corner of Wordie happily playing with my toys (ahem, words) by my contented self... *gryn* Many thanks for the generous compliment on my profile.

    March 12, 2010

  • Also: hoon (a rude driver), texta (marker), barbie (can't believe you don't have this!)... there are more for sure. (Lived in Oz for a while. *gryn*)

    March 12, 2010

  • ruzuzu: Thanks for you kind comment on my profile!

    March 12, 2010

  • I recently discovered Zerzura (via Wikipedia - alas, it's hasn't been found and visited yet), you may be interested =)

    May 1, 2009

  • Words I found hilarious when learning physiology: duodenum, jejunum, gluteus maximus and the canal of Schlemm.
    This is a nice reference for medical/physiological eponyms.

    May 1, 2009

  • arancio = orange
    argento = silver
    avorio = ivory
    azzurro = blue-green
    bianco = white
    blu = blue
    giallo = yellow
    grigio = grey
    marrone = brown
    nero = black
    oro = gold
    rosso = red
    verde = green
    viola = purple

    February 20, 2009

  • Preserved Killick, Jack Aubrey's steward in Patrick O'Brian's books.

    I'm glad Spider Jerusalem made it to your list!

    January 4, 2009

  • Hi malechi,
    arsiversie has the more prosaic spelling of arsy-varsy. It's a most descriptive and visual word isn't it? The image I get is having one's arse in the air. ;P

    December 17, 2008

  • Other people's prepositions: here, and Wikipedia

    November 10, 2008

  • Great list! There's also phthisis and psionic.

    February 27, 2008

  • I believe this is the old British name for sonar, which became obsolete after World War II.

    February 17, 2008

  • @sionnach: If you're reading this, Antony and Cleopatra is already listed. =)

    February 15, 2008

  • Just FYI, rduke has nice list here, and so does julia here. You probably know about them already!

    February 15, 2008

  • I've always wondered whether Lois and Clark and Lewis and Clark were more than just coincidence...

    February 15, 2008

  • Woohoo, I have a similar list too, though it's all mixed up. O'Brian is fantastic for broadening vocabulary isn't he?

    *is going to get her own boxed set too, someday*

    February 15, 2008

  • I'm astonished that peccary isn't on this list! It's another name for the javelina; in fact I called it the former before I learnt about the latter.

    February 15, 2008

  • @trivet: Well, someone has to do it, and since no one had, I decided to do the honours. ^_^

    Do you want them though? *chuckle*

    February 15, 2008

  • This timeline is a good overview of the development of synthetic dyes. StainsFile is a catalogue of dyes.

    February 14, 2008

  • Means 'Flame of the West' in Sindarin Elvish.

    February 13, 2008

  • Appears in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.

    The sword of Théoden, hidden from him for many years by Gríma. After being cured by Gandalf, Théoden recovered the sword, and rode with it to battle at the Hornburg and the Pelennor Fields.
    --cited from The Encyclopedia of Arda

    February 13, 2008

  • Appears in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion.

    The sword of Fingolfin, said to have glittered like ice. With it he wounded Morgoth in single combat after the Dagor Bragollach.
    --cited from The Encyclopedia of Arda

    February 13, 2008

  • Appears in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and other Middle-earth writings.

    The Sword of Elendil, forged by Telchar of Nogrod in or before the First Age. The sword was broken in Elendil's fall at the Siege of Barad-dûr, and its Shards became an heirloom of his heirs throughout the Third Age until it was reforged as Andúril and borne by Aragorn II Elessar in the War of the Ring.
    --cited from The Encyclopedia of Arda

    February 13, 2008

  • Appears in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion.

    'Iron of Death', the name given by Túrin Turambar to Beleg's black sword Anglachel after its reforging in Nargothrond.
    --cited from The Encyclopedia of Arda

    February 13, 2008

  • Appears in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion.

    'Iron of the Flaming Star', the sword forged by Eöl the Dark Elf and borne by Beleg of Doriath.
    --from The Encyclopedia of Arda

    February 13, 2008

  • Props to rolig's a manner of speaking list, cannibalized some words from there. Thanks!

    February 13, 2008

  • loiter, meander, wander, traipse, wend, skulk, lurk, et al. They're not gaits per se but have a "time" element in them. Leaving them out for now.

    February 11, 2008

  • Hey there! I started a list almost identical to yours without realizing at first, then found yours. I did cannibalize quite a few of your words, I hope you don't mind! =) I've made my list open for public editing, so feel free to contribute if you want! Cheers.

    February 11, 2008

  • Note to me: ostringer is a variant of astringer. I also wrote ostreger... not sure where that originated from.

    February 6, 2008

  • What I'm looking for are words a bit more exotic and linguistically non-English, and still recognizable as names of winds/air movements. So while "sea breeze" and "doctor", et al., are legitimate descriptions of winds, they don't really cut it. I'm aware of more obscure names, but am kinda using my discretion when putting them on this list. ;)

    January 9, 2007

  • Sheila, and texter/texta - I'm not sure how it's spelled.

    December 14, 2006

  • But I'll add to yours: legerity, alacrity, celebrity, duplicity, humanity, ubiquity, brevity...

    December 14, 2006

  • Blame Rita (an LJ friend) for getting ME hooked. I'm just passing the virus on. We are BOTH lost, my friend! Isn't it glorious? XP

    December 11, 2006

  • It's spelled diphthong. =)

    December 8, 2006

  • IT IS ALL YOUR FAULT, RITA. I am lost! --In other words, I'm a kid let loose in a candy store. Thank goodness that one can binge on words and not get sick! =D

    December 7, 2006

  • What a list! They're spelled acciaccatura and metallurgy, however. =)

    December 7, 2006

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  • You have the most awesomesauce lists! #justsaying

    August 17, 2012

  • Just stopping by to tell you you're awesome. :-)

    January 3, 2012

  • "vega has created 60 lists, listed 3,288 words, written 39 comments, and added 0 tags, 39 favorites, and 0 pronunciations."

    September 12, 2010

  • Thank you for your kind words, everyone! ^__^

    March 17, 2010

  • Indeed, I agree. Wonderful lists. :-)

    March 17, 2010

  • thx for ur book blog :D

    March 15, 2010

  • Thanks for making more lists!

    March 12, 2010

  • Yes, vega gives great list.

    March 12, 2010

  • Vega's lists have been among my favorites since before Wordietime. :)

    March 11, 2010

  • I like your lists.

    March 11, 2010

  • When I meet sunflowers in rainlit cafes, I drink moons. I hear the sound of children sighing for absent parents. I grow worms. The sun annoys me because it burns, yet I try to forgive it. I walk rather than run; my footprints on the beach are soft enough to pass as the careless scrawl of wind. For a time I wrote down my dreams in a small book, which turned blue with mould. I count things and sometimes remember: 62 steps, 113 sheep without blankets, 16.7 wingbeats per second.

    December 2, 2008

  • VEEEEEEEEEGA

    I can't believe you linked to this website. I am lost. LOST. *just wasted an hour of essay-writing/sleeping time*

    December 10, 2006

  • I forsee us losing many hours of our life to this website. :)

    December 5, 2006