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  • ideal is nothing in this life. We just set a reference and try to acheive it which is not possible. The word ideal will only be found in dictionary and not in real world.

    https://discoverdevices.com/electric-skateboard/

    July 18, 2018

  • Achieving the state of aged adult

    These chances are few to exult:

    I need not assent

    To strict rules of Lent

    All thanks to the papal indult.

    July 18, 2018

  • The old man was shriveled and wizened,

    The lassie however was lithesome.

    I’ve heard it reported

    The ways she contorted

    Brought on a discreet microseism.

    July 17, 2018

  • "To make better; improve; alleviate or relieve (hunger, thirst, grief, the needs of a person, etc.)."

    -- from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

    July 16, 2018

  • Consider yourself added to my calendar.

    July 16, 2018

  • Thanks, zuzu. Can we make this a regular date?

    July 16, 2018

  • https://youtu.be/wb29-ULRBaE

    "A device for generating a meandering motion."

    July 16, 2018

  • See comment on mathematical induction.

    July 16, 2018

  • When I talk with folks who've studied mathematics, they like to tell me how helpful induction is--but I've been confused, because it sounds much more like they're using deduction. Instead I've learned that they're actually talking about mathematical induction.

    I'll just leave this here for the next time I need to remember which is which:

    "For the history of the name "mathematical induction", see

    •Florian Cajori, Origin of the Name "Mathematical Induction" (1918):

    The process of reasoning called "mathematical induction" has had several independent origins. It has been traced back to the Swiss Jakob (James) Bernoulli |Opera, Tomus I, Genevae, MDCCXLIV, p. 282, reprinted from Acta eruditorum, Lips., 1686, p. 360. See also Jakob Bernoulli's Ars conjectandi, 1713, p. 95|, the Frenchmen B.Pascal |OEuvres completes de Blaise Pascal, Vol. 3, Paris, 1866, p. 248| and P.Fermat |Charles S Peirce in the Century Dictionary, Art."Induction," and in the Monist, Vol. 2, 1892, pp. 539, 545; Peirce called mathematical induction the "Fermatian inference"|, and the Italian F.Maurolycus |G.Vacca, Bulletin Am. Math. Soc., Vol. 16, 1909, pp. 70-73|."

    -- https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1080417/why-is-mathematical-induction-called-mathematical

    July 16, 2018

  • I adore this list!

    July 16, 2018

  • You've outdone yourself once again, qms!

    July 16, 2018

  • No ux given.

    July 16, 2018

  • In appearance it’s comically kookie -

    Both mutt and raccoon - a tanuki!

    A gigantic scrotum

    Is his magic totem.

    That’s fable but still pretty spooky.

    July 16, 2018

  • chasms galore

    July 15, 2018

  • Free range definition from the Guardian.

    "And then there’s its cousin, greige, which you can make by mixing together two other things: monotony and despair. All of these related shades spell out a disappointment in all the world’s flowers. They look like preened and perfected sick. And it is my belief that the palace has used the beige to take confident, opinionated, personality-owning Meghan away from us and turn her into a royal bot, like they always do."

    July 15, 2018

  • spotted this as an alternative to bollocks

    July 15, 2018

  • If i had a wife, I wouldn't call er an ux

    July 15, 2018

  • I’d rather be elsewhere than stay

    In caverns where nightmares can prey.

    It’s foolish, not brave

    To enter a cave

    Unless you’ve been shown a manway.

    July 15, 2018

  • This was the name of Mad Max's kid? Not very imaginative...

    July 14, 2018

  • Taxes or levies; plural of cess according to NPR's Says You!.

    July 14, 2018

  • The tasks to support agriculture

    Include an unglamorous dull chore,

    As most men will find

    That milling’s a grind,

    Relieved by receipt of the multure.

    July 14, 2018

  • Splog me till it hurts, VM.

    July 14, 2018

  • Back in the days when off track bookmakers were illegal in Australia, an SP bookie or often just SP was a bookmaker who would take bets and then pay them out (if necessary) at the starting price, ie. the odds that were offered by on-track bookmakers at the time the event started. SP bookies were relatively common as police had better things to do than hunt down the weedy guy in the corner of the pub with a big satchel full of money. Larger operations were known to have people peering over the racecourse fence with binoculars to read the odds boards in the betting ring and these numbers would get phoned in to the SP...to the nearest payphone of course! Those were the days.

    July 14, 2018

  • Also the adjective lairy.

    July 13, 2018

  • Spam weblogs that steal content from other sites in order to appear legitimate. Also known as an adfarm.

    July 13, 2018

  • Good old fist-law, the code of brute force. See also club-law.

    July 13, 2018

  • Isadora, oldtimers allege,

    Would dance in a cloud of Arpège,

    Adorned all the while

    With only a smile

    And diaphanous wisps of barege.

    July 13, 2018

  • This is a translation of raccoon in several languages.

    I like it because someone suggested to me that it might be a cutthroat compound.

    Tragically, it's not the case. It's a bear-type animal known for washing its food (see sad video of raccoon waashing cotton candy and having it disappear :( ).

    I wish. I WISH. it were an animal who washed bears, but it's not. Only then would it be a cutthroat construction.

    July 12, 2018

  • "As 17 is a Fermat prime, the regular heptadecagon is a constructible polygon (that is, one that can be constructed using a compass and unmarked straightedge): this was shown by Carl Friedrich Gauss in 1796 at the age of 19."

    -- https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Heptadecagon&oldid=837458759

    July 12, 2018

  • When a black hole generates a brilliant jet of radiation, and that jet is aimed directly at Earth, scientists call the galaxy a “blazar.” -- July 12, 2018 Washington Post

    July 12, 2018

  • TRAIL—or, tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand—is an antitumor agent identified in mammals that can induce cell death in a variety of cancer cells and yet leaves healthy cells relatively unscathed. - From: Traitorous Tumor Cells Kill Their Own Kind: Researchers plan to turn cancer cells into defectors, engineering them to kill the tumors from whence they came, and have tested the approach in mice. - Jul 11, 2018

    Ruth Williams The Scientist

    July 12, 2018

  • At the front door of the palace, he said peremptorily to a uniformed attendant in a black jacket with golden epaulets, “Artur, show this cit the Catherine Room.

    July 12, 2018

  • Your status you may well enhance

    By carefully casual dalliance.

    The rich and the great

    Are stylishly late,

    And greater the longer the tarriance.

    July 13, 2018

  • Australian slang: a flashily dressed young man of brash and vulgar behaviour, to dress up in flashy clothes, to renovate or dress up something in bad taste

    July 12, 2018

  • Latin for "one world", is the concept of an underlying unified reality from which everything emerges and to which everything returns.

    July 12, 2018

  • A sinkhole, also known as a cenote, sink, sink-hole, swallet, swallow hole, or doline (the different terms for sinkholes are often used interchangeably), is a depression or hole in the ground caused by some form of collapse of the surface layer.

    July 11, 2018

  • The Word of the Day definitions for “pugging” omit one that I find intriguing. Both GNU and the CDC suggest “thieving” as a synonym. Although its normal use is as an adjective it works just fine as a noun.

    Whenever not smugly flag hugging

    He’s giving the gov’mint a mugging.

    He’s snug with rich thugs

    Who buzz thick like bugs

    Engorged with the glut of their pugging.

    July 11, 2018

  • The job of enclosing and snugging

    Needs patience for doing the pugging,

    A good eye and feel

    To make clay congeal

    And strength for the tedious lugging.

    July 11, 2018

  • If you should be born a narwhal

    And find it won’t suit you at all,

    Apply to a shaman

    To make you a cayman

    Or other exotic nahual.

    July 10, 2018

  • The landscape’s a bleak desolation,

    Too grim to bear long contemplation.

    A guy could do worse

    Than write silly verse

    While giving the news aversation.

    July 9, 2018

  • in 2018 news, it's a nerve agent which has historically been associated with Russia.

    July 9, 2018

  • hummingbirds!!!

    July 9, 2018

  • Spotted a case of this becoming a generic term. " The future will be Spotified"

    July 8, 2018

  • Spotted this tweeted by a science radio show.

    July 8, 2018

  • ...geologists have long noted that early sediment deposits became muddier at some point and suggested a connection with plants.... But no one had pinpointed when that muddening happened.

    --Carolyn Gramling, 2018, Science News 193(6): 9

    July 8, 2018

  • I sought the report and I’ve read it -

    Our genes are now subject to edit.

    Disrupting concinnity

    And delicate synteny

    Might serve as a reason to dread it.

    July 8, 2018

  • All of you are missing the true meaning of waterfly as used in Hamlet.

    When Hamlet asks, "Doest know this waterfly?" Horatio replies, "No, my Lord."

    Hamlet then says, "The better grace is thine, for to know him is a sin." He was using the word "know" in the Biblical sense as in "Adam knew his wife, she conceived and bare Cain."

    Waterfly in this context meant homosexual, not a flittering nuscience.

    July 8, 2018

  • is a pigmentation abnormality characterized by the lack of pigments called melanins, commonly associated with a genetic loss of tyrosinase function. Amelanism can affect fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals including humans.

    July 7, 2018

  • In heartwarming tableaux of old

    The prospector pans for his gold;

    The motorized trommel

    Is now what is normal,

    A scene that leaves dreaming hearts cold.

    July 7, 2018

  • Among the list of Random Adoptions on Wordnik:

    bilby was adopted by Royal Secret Society of Bilbies

    July 7, 2018

  • A person who is unwilling or unable to learn how to use all but the most basic functions of the electronic appliances he or she possesses.

    July 7, 2018

  • Scottish. A football fan, esp of Rangers FC or Celtic FC, who exhibits religious bigotry at matches but does not consider him- or herself to be bigoted outside a football context.

    July 7, 2018

  • Any of a group of extinct carnivorous whales known as Phocodontia or Zeuglodonta.

    July 7, 2018

  • Denoting a term in a series that precedes the term otherwise regarded as the first term.

    July 7, 2018

  • A tool for cutting roof slate.

    July 7, 2018

  • Scottish. A soup made from a fowl boiled with leeks.

    July 7, 2018

  • Pertaining to any centipede of the family Scolopendridae, including some large and poisonous species.

    July 7, 2018

  • Any green gemstone, such as the emerald.

    July 7, 2018

  • A type of bagpipe.

    July 7, 2018

  • Of or relating to a tragelaph.

    July 7, 2018

  • An alkaloid, C46H56N4O10·H2SO4, obtained from the leaves of a periwinkle (Vinca rosea) and used as a drug in the treatment of leukemia.

    July 7, 2018

  • Pertaining to the thin flat bone forming part of the separation between the nasal passages in mammals.

    July 7, 2018

  • A soft lustrous wool fabric with mohair, alpaca, or camel's hair.

    July 7, 2018

  • pertaining to a family of moths (Zygaenidae) including the foresters, burnet moths, and related moths most of which are bright-colored and day-flying.

    July 7, 2018

  • relating to mosquitoes of the genus Aedes

    July 7, 2018

  • Another great -ine list!

    July 7, 2018

  • crotaline: having a rattle or pertaining to a rattlesnake

    July 7, 2018

  • I intended to start a list like this one, but after finding your impressive and thorough list, I figured: why bother? Love it. I've added it to my list of favorite lists.

    July 7, 2018

  • But it's written ee-zed pea-zed :-/

    July 7, 2018

  • This is fabulous.

    July 7, 2018

  • Spotted the etymology in a youtube video - 8 minute mark.

    G is for Global

    re is for Regular Expression

    P is what their tools tended to end in. https://youtu.be/NTfOnGZUZDk?t=8m1s

    July 7, 2018

  • July 6, 2018

  • Milady likes tea that’s served punctual

    With certain wee treats that are munchable.

    All implements furnished

    Are brilliant and burnished,

    Laid out in a pattern quincuncial.

    July 6, 2018

  • Easy peasy

    July 6, 2018

  • easy peasy

    July 6, 2018

  • "The wrong type of snow" or "the wrong kind of snow" is a phrase coined by the British media in 1991 after severe weather caused disruption to many of British Rail's services. A British Rail press release implied that management and its engineering staff were unaware of different types of snow. Henceforth in the United Kingdom, the phrase became a byword for euphemistic and pointless excuses.1

    July 6, 2018

  • a verse usually consisting of the first lines of a Latin version of the 51st psalm formerly set before an accused person claiming benefit of clergy so that the person might vindicate his claim by an intelligent reading aloud of the verse before examiners.

    July 6, 2018

  • (also magnetic hematite, hemalyke or hemalike) is an artificial magnetic material. Hematine is widely used in jewelry.

    July 6, 2018

  • Lichtenberg figures appearing on people are sometimes called lightning flowers, and they are thought to be caused by the rupture of capillaries under the skin due to the passage of the lightning current or the shock wave from the lightning discharge as it flashes over the skin

    July 6, 2018

  • the lee side of a dune where the slope approximates the angle of rest of loose sand that is generally about 33 degrees.

    July 6, 2018

  • This really makes my iliac furrow.

    July 6, 2018

  • The literature examples on this page seem to be about the equivalent of a trailhead and the tweets are about blowjobs in a car (moving or not moving). I don't see examples of either on road head with a space.

    July 6, 2018

  • Promising list!

    July 6, 2018

  • A fungus, Pisolithus arrhizus. Also known as dog turd fungus, dyeball. Good pictures and information here: 

    July 6, 2018

  • Spotted this word again in 2018.

    It appears to have some sticking power in the language.

    July 6, 2018

  • “Salitter seems only to have occurred, used in this way, in the writings of Jakob Boehme, a 17th century German Christian mystic. Here is enough of what he says about it, to begin to understand the exquisite choice made by McCarthy in using the word: ‘What is in Paradise is made of the celestial Salitter… it is clear, resplendent … The forces of the celestial Salitter give rise to celestial fruits flowers, and vegetation.’ Salitter, as used by Boehme, as used by McCarthy, is the essence of God.”

    July 6, 2018

  • The distance between ones car and the one in front of them that a driver believes is safe for texting.

    July 5, 2018

  • It could be a slavish faux Putinism

    Or native enjoyment of brutalism,

    Or weak leader’s dread

    Of being gainsaid

    That fosters his crude absolutism.

    July 5, 2018

  • See micronoodle.

    July 5, 2018

  • It's hard to imagine nematodes fighting at all. There's little, if any, weaponry visible on the see-through micronoodle body of the species called Steinernema longicaudum.

    --Susan Milius, 2018, Science News 193(8): 37

    July 4, 2018

  • https://www.adweek.com/agencyspy/introducing-your-new-least-favorite-buzzword-cagency/144287

    According to Campaign’s Gideon Spanier, Accenture Interactive managing director of Europe, Africa and Latin America Anatoly Roytman took the opportunity to reveal that his network is developing a new offering: the “cagency.”

    The concept is a consulting firm combined with a creative shop, which is also known as any ad agency worth a damn.

    July 4, 2018

  • http://www.businessinsider.com/freckling-is-the-latest-dating-trend-and-youre-not-going-to-like-it-2018-7

    This summer, there's a new addition to the ever-growing lexicon of dating lingo: "freckling."

    Basically, freckling is another term for what most would describe as a summer fling: love that lasts only a summer. Like freckles, these sorts of lovers appear for the summer, only to disappear again as the days get colder.

    July 4, 2018

  • The gestures are false but methodical:

    Flag hugging is crudely symbolical;

    His staging quite brims

    With anthems and hymns

    And all of it mock patriotical.

    July 4, 2018

  • select

    July 4, 2018

  • https://mic.com/articles/175936/the-secret-instagram-accounts-teens-use-to-share-their-realest-most-intimate-moments#.IAUuhhm1N

    Unlike a teen's "real instagram" or "rinsta," where their image is carefully curated for public consumption, finsta is intimate and messy and, according to every teen we spoke to, way more authentic than their main profile.

    July 4, 2018

  • Ha! The first time I read that, I thought it said "vicious."

    July 3, 2018

  • Good people be silent and hark ye!

    Believe not the goblin’s malarkey!

    He’ll wheedle and flatter

    But words do not matter.

    He means to construct an autarchy.

    July 3, 2018

  • Many years ago I saw a notice of a talk to be given at MIT: “Viscous Vortices on the Vertical Verges of Variable Velocity Vessels.” I did not attend but I have wondered since if the speaker had anything substantive to say on the subject or just could not resist alliteration.

    July 3, 2018

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