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  • This word is used in the pseudonym of Cordwainer Smith, the wonderful science fiction author.

    September 8, 2010

  • A Molossus is a metrical foot used in formal poetry. It consists of three long syllables. In English poetry, syllables are usually categorized as being either stressed or unstressed, rather than long or short.

    For example, the first line of the following verse is a molossus:

    Break, break, break,

    On thy cold gray stones, O Sea!

    And I would that my tongue could utter

    The thoughts that arise in me.

    Alfred Lord Tennyson

    from Wikipedia

    September 24, 2007

  • "P O O K A - Pooka - from old Celtic mythology - a fairy spirit in animal form - always very large. The pooka appears here and there - now and then - to this one and that one - a benign but mischievous creature - very fond of rumpots, crackpots, and how are you, Mr. Wilson?"

    September 23, 2007

  • A trinket or knick-knack.

    September 23, 2007

  • "I usually try to save a life a day. Usually, it's my own." --John Crichton, Farscape

    September 22, 2007

  • A mist, or very fine rain, which sometimes falls from a clear sky a few moments after sunset.

    September 16, 2007

  • "Shepherd Book said they was men just reached the edge of space, saw a vasty nothingness, and went bibbledy over it." —Kaylee Frye, "Serenity"

    September 16, 2007

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