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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart » Wed May 04, 2011 9:56 am

^Everyone has an 'Old Mister Crenshaw' story do they not? When I was young it was the old fella who used to stop us playing football against the church wall.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby gronank » Wed May 04, 2011 5:31 pm

black bart wrote:^Everyone has an 'Old Mister Crenshaw' story do they not? When I was young it was the old fella who used to stop us playing football against the church wall.

At the very least, everyone got the Bin Laden thing to celibrate.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Wed May 04, 2011 6:19 pm

valence
–noun
1. Chemistry.
a. the quality that determines the number of atoms or groups with which any single atom or group will unite chemically.
b. the relative combining capacity of an atom or group compared with that of the standard hydrogen atom. The chloride ion, Cl–, with a valence of one, has the capacity to unite with one atom of hydrogen or its equivalent, as in HCl or NaCl.
2. Immunology. the number of determinants per molecule of antigen.
3. the capacity of one person or thing to react with or affect another in some special way, as by attraction or the facilitation of a function or activity.
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Re: Word of the Day

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Thu May 05, 2011 7:18 am

octet
–noun
1. a company of eight singers or musicians.
2. a musical composition for eight voices or instruments.
3. Prosody. octave
4. any group of eight.
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Postby Ravi Oli » Thu May 05, 2011 9:09 am

^^ FIXED*
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ubi Dubium » Fri May 06, 2011 9:05 am

^Very nice! Now try this one!

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Fri May 06, 2011 6:23 pm

patina
–noun
1. a film or incrustation, usually green, produced by oxidation on the surface of old bronze and often esteemed as being of ornamental value.
2. a similar film or coloring appearing gradually on some other substance.
3. a surface calcification of implements, usually indicating great age.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli » Sat May 07, 2011 8:53 am

cowpatina [n]

a film or incrustation, usually green, occurring on vehicles and people associated with dairy farms.
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Postby Ravi Oli » Sat May 07, 2011 9:45 am

Ubi Dubium wrote:Now try this one!

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Sat May 07, 2011 10:39 am

colourway
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one of several different combinations of colours in which a given pattern is printed on fabrics, wallpapers, etc.
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Postby Ubi Dubium » Sat May 07, 2011 11:45 pm

^^ Very Nice!

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby pieces o'nine » Sat May 07, 2011 11:53 pm

pausible
adj Seemingly or apparently valid, yet likely to give pause.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ubi Dubium » Sun May 08, 2011 7:19 am

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Sun May 08, 2011 2:00 pm

livery
–noun
1. a distinctive uniform, badge, or device formerly provided by someone of rank or title for his retainers, as in time of war.
2. a uniform worn by servants.
3. distinctive attire worn by an official, a member of a company or guild, etc.
4. Also called livery company. British. a guild or company of the City of London entitled to wear such livery.
5. characteristic dress, garb, or outward appearance: the green livery of summer.
6. the care, feeding, stabling, etc., of horses for pay.
7. livery stable.
8. a company that rents out automobiles, boats, etc.
9. Law. an ancient method of conveying a freehold by formal delivery of possession.
"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'" - Carl Sagan

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