hagendas commented on the word titivation
"not titivation but titillation" by DFW, RIP.
January 14, 2009
hagendas commented on the word bondmaid
the one and only word that was lost in compiling the original OED according to Simon Winchester in "The Meaning of Everything" and "The Professor and the Mad Man"
January 13, 2009
hagendas commented on the word trink
n. A kind of fishing net. Obs. Crabb. from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
hagendas commented on the word battentlie
along with "bozzom" the first word in the "battentlie to bozzom" fascicle of the OED. From "Yette woulde I battentlie assuage mie fyre" of the Rowley poems by Thomas Crowley.
hagendas commented on the word spalt
adj 1. Liable to break or split; brittle; as, spalt timber; 2. Heedless; clumsy; pert; saucy.
hagendas commented on the word dubash
a translator or interpreter in India
hagendas commented on the word wiseacre
Alteration by folk etymology from Middle Dutch wijsseggher, soothsayer.
January 10, 2009
hagendas commented on the word gustatory
As in "Is it all right to boil a sentient creature alive just for our gustatory pleasure?" from "Consider the Lobster" essay in Gourmet (also in book form) by David Foster Wallace. Rest in peace.
hagendas commented on the word denature
can be used as denaturation or denaturization (Am.)/denaturisation (Br.)
hagendas commented on the word hoople
hooples - "tools resembling giant flyswatters that are used to coax birds (pigeons) back into the coop" from the book "Pigeons" by Andrew D. Blechman p. 184
hagendas commented on the word warmduscher
German expression, “warm showerer,�? which is one of the ways you describe a man who is short on masculinity
hagendas commented on the word tinning
application of a layer of tin
hagendas commented on the word brodequin
"light boot worn inside heavier boots" or "The Brodequin was an instrument of torture designed to destroy the victims legs by driving wedges of wood or steel in-between the legs and boards tied tightly around them. In some cases the damage was so severe the marrow of the bones would flow freely from the wounds."
hagendas commented on the word maigre
a. Roman Catholic, not containing meat or its juices, thus permissible on days of abstinence; (of a day) on which abstinence is enjoined.
January 9, 2009
hagendas commented on the word occulation
An occultation is simply what happens when one celestial body obscures another