Definitions

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  • n. Obsolete spelling of parmacety.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Young man, come nearer to me: it was devoured, chewed up, crunched by the monstrousest parmacetty that ever chipped

    Moby Dick: or, the White Whale

  • "And has he a curious spout, too," said Daggoo, "very bushy, even for a parmacetty, and mighty quick, Captain Ahab?"

    Moby Dick, or, the whale

  • 'And has he a curious spout, too, 'said Daggoo,' very bushy, even for a parmacetty, and mighty quick, Captain Ahab? '

    Moby-Dick, or, The Whale

  • Young man, come nearer to me: it was devoured, chewed up, crunched by the monstrousest parmacetty that ever chipped a boat!

    Moby-Dick, or, The Whale

  • Young man, come nearer to me: it was devoured, chewed up, crunched by the monstrousest parmacetty that ever chipped a boat! — ah, ah!”

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

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  • Not on palooka.

    July 25, 2008

  • Pharmaceutical spaghetti causes breasts? Does it cause nipples too?

    July 25, 2008

  • i just like 'ae'. perhaps that's another side effect. :(

    (i dearly wish i could have taken every intended- and side- effect from one of those drug indexes to paste here in one hilarious heap, but i fear i'd break wordie and myself in the process.)

    July 25, 2008

  • *laughing out loud*

    July 25, 2008

  • Now, now. I think we know that if synaesthesia is one possible side effect, then the one preceding it would have to be spelled diarrhoea.

    Also, I think baleinolalia was omitted.

    July 24, 2008

  • Don't forget an overload of iron. Oh wait, that's a side effect of fetteredcine.

    July 24, 2008

  • Ha ha ha - steely resolve - superb!

    July 24, 2008

  • *caution: consumption of pharmaceutical spaghetti may result in varying levels of enjoyment. effects of pharmaceutical component may or may not include, but are not limited to: headache, nausea, dry mouth, euphoria, drowsiness, insomnia, diarrhea, synaesthesia, constipation, weight loss, weight gain, an erection lasting longer than four hours, night terrors, sweating, memory loss, increased blood pressure, coma, compulsive masturbation, insatiable itching, tremors, tunnel vision, lactose intolerance, yawning, hallucination, pain relief, renewed interest in the things you once loved, suicidal thoughts, poor impulse control, steely resolve, cloudy urine, bloating, hair loss, hair growth, difficulty achieving orgasm, coughing, runny nose, clear skin, lung collapse, increased energy, an overall sense of well-being, fainting, tenderness of the breasts, breasts, shallow breathing, chills, muscle gain, slurred speech, ectopic pregnancy, and pleasant taste.

    July 24, 2008

  • Yeah, I'm pretty sure it's spermaceti, but I have to say, I like pharmaceutical spaghetti so much better.

    July 24, 2008

  • Good idea bestiary. We'll slip Prolagus a sleeping pill.

    July 24, 2008

  • Ha! Melville also spells it parmacetti. Sounds to me like a corruption of spermaceti, the sperm whale.

    July 24, 2008

  • alright, this just sounds like a word for pharmaceutical spaghetti.

    July 24, 2008

  • "Lost by a whale! Young man, come nearer to me: it was devoured, chewed up, crunched by the monstrousest parmacetty that ever chipped a boat!--ah, ah!"

    - Melville, Moby-Dick, ch. 16

    July 24, 2008