lex commented on the word cavil
"This is very unlike the situation of a merchant who offers goods for sale on a daily basis at a price that changes daily, where it is clear beyond cavil that an offer made at one day's price is not intended to continue to the next day."
- Vaskie v. West American Ins. Co, (383 Pa.Super.76, 556 A.2d 436)
September 4, 2008
lex commented on the word nulliparous
"-Oh, forgot all about them yes, he looked up square into nulliparous shadow, swallowed, -that first night we..."
- William Gaddis, JR, p. 502
January 17, 2008
lex commented on the word parturate
Concise OED sez,
parturition n. formal the act of bringing forth young; childbirth.
December 26, 2007
"He shocked Stanislaus a little by quoting with approval a remark of a Dublin wit, 'Woman is an animal that masturbates once a day, defecates once a week, menstruates once a month and parturates once a year.'"
- Richard Ellmann, James Joyce, p. 162
lex commented on the word jarvey
n. 1. The driver of a hackney coach.
December 17, 2007
lex commented on the word features
With a lot of sites, you can "Add Search Engine" to the search box in Firefox, allowing you to search the site with a simple Command-K (or, Ctrl-K, I believe). Any chance we could get this going on for Wordie?
November 28, 2007
lex commented on the word blucher
(n): A high shoe or half boot.
November 20, 2007
lex commented on the list tea-s-words
I like Tea.
November 17, 2007
lex commented on the word derbis
Urban Dictionary sez, "An amusing synonym for debris. Also, a word to describe someone who is too smart to be a dumbass, and too dumb to be a smartass."
November 16, 2007
lex commented on the list gaddisian
Interesting words from the books of William Gaddis.
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