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  • noun

    1. the common welfare; the public good.

    2. Archaic. the body politic; a commonwealth

    May 11, 2009

  • Cuttlefish are marine animals of the order Sepiida belonging to the Cephalopoda class (which also includes squid, octopuses, and nautiluses). Despite their common name, cuttlefish are not fish but molluscs. Recent studies indicate that cuttlefish are among the most intelligent invertebrate species.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuttle_fish

    March 6, 2009

  • Typically seen in zoology (but also discovered to a rare extent in human beings), a chimera is an animal that has two or more different populations of genetically distinct cells that originated in different zygotes; if the different cells emerged from the same zygote, it is called a mosaicism.

    from:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimera_(genetics)

    March 6, 2009

  • a pass or ridge that slopes gently between two peaks (is shaped like a saddle)

    September 27, 2008

  • The Latin term is sometimes used colloquially as a euphemism for a couple being caught in the act of sexual intercourse, as it is used in the film Clue; in modern usage the intercourse need not be adulterous or illicit

    September 27, 2008

  • New Zealand definition of flagon:

    A glass vessel filled with draught beer available in public bars or bottle stores. Drinkers could take their own washed flagons or swap their empties for those pre-filled and corked ready for sale. The flagon was followed by the half-gallon jar and was preceded by the square rigger and the bluey. Most commonly used during the period of six-o'clock closing of bars.

    September 27, 2008

  • The opposite of widdershins is Gaelic deiseil or right-hand-wise.

    September 27, 2008

  • See also cairn

    September 27, 2008

  • A succubus (plural succubi) is a demon who takes the form of a beautiful woman to seduce men, especially monks, in dreams to have sexual intercourse, according the medieval European legend. Their male counterpart is the incubus. They draw energy from the men to sustain themselves, often until the point of exhaustion or death of the victim.

    September 27, 2008

  • pit wolfie:

    As in, "She's a low mileage pit wolfie".

    Translates into young attractive woman.

    September 27, 2008

  • allele:

    The different forms of a given gene that an organism may possess. For example, in humans, one allele of the eye-color gene produces green eyes and another allele of the eye-color gene produces brown eyes.

    September 27, 2008

  • A teleprinter (teletypewriter, Teletype or TTY for TeleTYpe/TeleTYpewriter) is a now largely obsolete electro-mechanical typewriter which can be used to communicate typed messages from point to point and point to multipoint over a variety of communications channels that range from a simple electrical connection, such as a pair of wires, to the use of radio and microwave as the transmission medium.

    September 27, 2008

  • Originally, the bit bucket was the container on teletype machines or IBM key punch machines into which chad from the paper tape punch or card punch was deposited; the formal name is "chad box" or (at IBM) "chip box".

    September 27, 2008

  • A key punch is a device for entering data into punched cards by precisely punching holes at locations designated by the keys struck by the operator. Early keypunches were manual devices. Later keypunches were mechanized, often resembled a small desk, with a keyboard similar to a typewriter, and with hoppers for blank and punched cards. Some key punch models could print at the top of columns, the character punched in each of those columns. The small pieces punched out by a keypunch fell into a chad box, or (at IBM) chip box, or bit bucket.

    September 27, 2008

  • A punch card or punched card (or punchcard or Hollerith card or IBM card), is a piece of stiff paper that contains digital information represented by the presence or absence of holes in predefined positions.

    Early digital computers used punched cards as the primary medium for input of both computer programs and data, with offline data entry on key punch machines. Some voting machines use punched cards.

    September 27, 2008

  • Logorrhoea — an excessively wordy style of abstract prose lacking concrete meaning, i.e. nonsense

    Bet you thought it meant something else...

    September 27, 2008

  • Livor mortis or postmortem lividity or hypostasis (Latin: livor—bluish color, mortis—of death), one of the signs of death, is a settling of the blood in the lower (dependent) portion of the body, causing a purplish red discoloration of the skin: when the heart is no longer agitating the blood, heavy red blood cells sink through the serum by action of gravity. This discoloration does not occur in the areas of the body that are in contact with the ground or another object, as the capillaries are compressed.

    September 27, 2008

  • See also doppelganger

    September 27, 2008

  • A doppelgänger or fetch is the ghostly double of a living person, a sinister form of bilocation.

    September 27, 2008

  • A doppelgänger or fetch is the ghostly double of a living person, a sinister form of bilocation.

    September 27, 2008

  • Manitou is a term used to designate the spirits among many Algonquian groups. It refers to the concept of one aspect of the interconnection and balance of nature/life, similar to the East Asian concept of qi; in simpler terms it can refer to a spirit.

    September 27, 2008

  • In his book It, Stephen King uses the word "glamour" in reference to the creature known as "It" or "Pennywise", saying that it means a creature able either truly to change its shape and/or physical appearance at will, or to be seen as different things by different people.

    September 27, 2008

  • glamour

    In his book It, Stephen King uses the word "glamour" in reference to the creature known as "It" or "Pennywise", saying that it means a creature able either truly to change its shape and/or physical appearance at will, or to be seen as different things by different people.

    September 27, 2008

  • A hectometric Transport or people-mover is a system of Tram or light transport per entirely automated rail.

    http://www.speedylook.com/Hectometric_Transport.html

    September 26, 2008

  • Cryptesthesia is a Paranormal perception, such as clairvoyance.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptesthesia

    September 25, 2008

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