Comments by joannasephine

  • And apparently there's a number: having an IQ of between 25 and 50.
    (So worse than a moron.)

    July 1, 2009

  • Apparently there's a technical definition: a person with an IQ between 50 and 70.

    July 1, 2009

  • An Australian living in New Zealand, or a New Zealander living in Australia; a person of either country with strong links to both.

    April 30, 2009

  • also the crossbar that a carcass is hung from when butchering

    October 15, 2008

  • origin? meaning?

    October 15, 2008

  • how disturbing that there's a word for it ...

    April 3, 2008

  • A rumbling noise produced by the movement of gas through the intestines. Plural "borborygmi"

    April 3, 2008

  • The grating, crackling or popping sounds and sensations experienced under the skin and joints when two rough surfaces in the human body come into contact; sound and senseation produced in soft tissues when gas is introduced into an area where it normally isn't present; the crackling wheezing sounds produced by lung conditions; the noise produced by a sudden discharge of wind from the bowels.

    April 3, 2008

  • The common rain smell is a gas called petrichor. Volatiles evaporate from plants and are absorbed by rocks, concrete etc. When the rain hits the rock, the volatiles are released into the atmosphere and you smell it.

    April 3, 2008

  • adj: of or pertaining to rivers

    March 6, 2008

  • A freshwater aquifer below a tropical ocean island; rainwater percolates through the island and floats above the surrounding seawater; this groundwater forms a root shape beneath the island, usually 40 times as thick as below sea level as above.

    March 6, 2008

  • subsurface, groundwater stream percolating beneath and in the general direction of a surface stream; lowest thread along the axial part of a valley.

    March 6, 2008

  • shallow rapids in an open stream

    March 6, 2008

  • (noun) 1. A sheet of water flowing over a dam or similar structure.
    2. (Geology) A large sheetlike body of rock that has been moved far from its original position.
    3. (Mathematics) Either of the two parts into which a cone is divided by the vertex.

    French, tablecloth, nappe, from Old French, tablecloth, from Latin mappa, napkin

    March 6, 2008

  • of or pertaining to rivers and streams

    March 6, 2008

  • A stream that flows only in direct response to precipitation.

    March 6, 2008

  • material (e.g. organic matter and sediment) which enters a lake from atmosphere or drainage basin.

    March 6, 2008

  • Pertaining to substances (organic matter from plankton), materials, or organisms originating within a particular waterway or lake and remaining in that waterway.

    March 6, 2008

  • material (e.g. organic matter and sediment) which enters a lake from atmosphere or drainage basin.

    March 6, 2008

  • An elected official of ancient Rome who was responsible for public works and games and who supervised markets, the grain supply, and the water supply.

    March 6, 2008

  • The movement that birds (especially poultry) make to settle their feathers.

    July 4, 2007

  • Denotes the powerful surging movements of cephalopods.
    Coined for the poem "An amorous squid to his love";

    Come, my love
    past the roughness
    of the clams

    the darkness
    is ours!
    the yellow eye

    that glitters above
    is gone – let me
    lace you

    in my arms,
    let us
    squalloop

    together, deeper
    ever deeper
    past the sleeping whale...

    poem continues, I'm afraid

    July 4, 2007