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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:54 pm

waybill
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1. a list of goods sent by a common carrier, as a railroad, with shipping directions.
2. air waybill.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:20 am

Fee Waybill
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Lead singer of the Tubes.

I saw the Tubes in about 1982 or so with a few of my fraternity brothers at the Orpheum Theater in Boston. We sat in the last row of the second balcony, as far from the stage as it was possible to be without actually leaving the building. Extremely drunk, had an absolutely hilarious time.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:19 pm

pogonia
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a terrestrial orchid of the genus Pogonia, of North America.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:06 pm

pigonia
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the plant from which we harvest bacon.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH » Sat Mar 08, 2014 5:37 am

pigmania
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A serious but entertaining affliction.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:56 pm

sinistrocular
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favoring the left eye, rather than the right, by habit or for effective vision (opposed to dextrocular).

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:32 am

sinistroccultar
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having to do with left-handed magic.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:48 pm

dextrorotatory
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turning to the right, as the rotation to the right of the plane of polarization of light in certain crystals and the like. Symbol: d-

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby daftbeaker » Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:13 pm

PKMKII wrote:dextrorotatory
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turning to the right, as the rotation to the right of the plane of polarization of light in certain crystals and the like. Symbol: d-

levorotatory
^ not that

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:34 am

ambidextrorotatory
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turning both to the right and to the left, as with the infamous "Tute Screw" of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where no matter which way you turn it, it just goes further in.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH » Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:39 am

Tute Screw
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A prostitute's nightmare.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:52 am

adit
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1. an entrance or a passage.
2. Also called entry. Mining. a nearly horizontal passage leading into a mine.
3. an approach or access.
"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

"To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection." - Henri Poincaré

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH » Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:23 pm

b-dit
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A secondary entrance to a mine.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Rev. Rowan Redbeard » Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:02 pm

just b-dit
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Part of the lyrics to a Michael Jackson song.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:52 am

ghat
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1. a wide set of steps descending to a river, especially a river used for bathing.
2. a mountain pass.
3. a mountain range or escarpment.
"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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