NYDenizen has adopted no words, looked up 70 words, created 0 lists, listed 1 word, written 6 comments, added 8 tags, and loved 0 words.

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  • perfect word

    January 7, 2018

  • In U.S., 'tractor-trailer'.

    November 8, 2015

  • From a review by Janes Parker in 11/1/15 NYRB of 'The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes'.

    A few quick strokes – pipe, brain, violin, Watson – call him into being, while beyond these scant markings an abyss of personality instantly suggests itself. Dimensions open up, speculation is invited, and what Tolkien called "subcreation" occurs: people begin to tell their own stories about him.

    October 31, 2015

  • The process of entering a word from the wild in Wordnik.

    October 18, 2015

  • Used primarily in Britain and its former colonies.

    Tractor-trailer in North America.

    A large van, esp one used for furniture removals. 2. a warehouse where furniture is stored. Word Origin. C19: from pan- + Greek tekhnikon relating to the arts, from tekhnē art; originally the name of a London bazaar, the building later being used as a furniture warehouse.

    Source: dictionary.reference.com/browse/pantechnicon

    October 18, 2015

  • Conway is a British mathematician. He is the subject of the just-published (Oct. 2015) biography, <b>Genius at Play</b>, by Siobhan Roberts, herself a world-class mathematician. I highly recommend the book for both the technical and lay reader.

    October 16, 2015

  • Eager to explore the site!

    October 7, 2015

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  • Thanks for your addition of John Horton Conway to my mathematics--6 list.

    And welcome to Wordnik!

    October 16, 2015

  • ¡Bienvenidos!

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    October 7, 2015

  • Eager to explore the site!

    October 7, 2015