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austinwords commented on the word nerd
Long before 'nerd' took on its present meaning, it was commonly used by cartoonists and graphic artists to mean eraser crumbs...
March 24, 2012
austinwords commented on the word morra
"Amid smells of salami and onions, customers drank and sometimes played morra. "The Prague Cemetery," Umberto Eco
January 15, 2012
austinwords commented on the word dehors
Legal term of French origin, literally meaning 'outside'; in the context of legal proceedings, it refers to that which is outside the scope of interest or relevance.
February 5, 2008
austinwords commented on the word cockshut
Some other words for evening or twilight: - afternight - antitwilight - cocklight - crepuscule - e'en - eventide - gloaming - undertime - vesper - vespertide - vespertine
austinwords commented on the word sockdolager
several other definitions include:1. a decisive or conclusive reply in an argument or debate, as one that settles a matter, like when your Mom says, "Case closed!"2. a combination of two hooks that close on each other when a fish bites the hook.3. any unusually large object.
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