There are several reasons for my archiving words but ultimately the celebration of words drives this post in progress. Look below and you’ll notice some glorious findings.
I, like you, communicate but I mostly misuse and misunderstand high-falutin words: stuttering and flailing around language and writing in a style that is bulbously long-winded.
The current program at Crescent Arts, Artist Writes, developing communication between artists and writers, projecting artists articulating as writers and discussing concepts shrouding text and context has nourished my love of word and text. I gulp both with gusto but here I am seeking to sustain and affirm my lifelong wonder by logging, by date and you will notice sporadically, words I had previously not encountered.
I aim to update this blog post and I invite you too to share your findings.
Sunday 22nd Jan 2012
Monday 23rd Jan
Wednesday 25th Jan
Sun 5th Feb
Sun 12th Feb
Fri 17th Feb
Sun 26th Feb
Tues 24th April
Thurs 26th April
Mon 7th May
Sat 16th June
Sun 5th Aug
|adv.||1.||In a subtle; shrewdly.|
Scopalamine is a very useful drug. When taken as directed by the orders of a physician, it can alleviate motion-sickness, flatulence and other gastrointestinal disturbances.
It also has a reputation as a truth-serum. http://earthops.org/burundanga.html
Definition of CONSANGUINITY
Covin (from the Fr. covine, or couvine, from Lat. convenire, to come together), an association of persons, so used in the Statute of Labourers of 1360, which, inter alia, declared void all alliances and covins of stonemasons and carpenters.
The more common use of the term in English law was for a secret agreement between persons to cheat and defraud, but the word is now obsolete, and has been superseded by collusion or conspiracy to cheat and defraud.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Covin
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Date: Wed, 24 Jun 1998 13:54:00 -0400
This is where the word "hussy" comes from. Richard Brown wrote:
> A hussif is a housewife and was (still is?) a common pronunciation
> thereof. Hence it is also "a pocket case for pins, needles, thread,
> scissors, etc.." (see The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary under
> "housewife"). http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/QUAKER-ROOTS/1998-06/0898710840
|1.||Huzza||76 up, 5 down|
Huzza is a medievil equivalent to hurray or simmular shouted happy outcrying
hip hip huzza!
|2.||huzza||31 up, 14 down|
Used as a statement of agreement can be used as a statement of exclamation.
“Wow that was a great movie!” “Huzza” “THAT WAS AWESOME!” “HUZZA!!!!”
|3.||Huzza||10 up, 28 down|
To “huzza” is to “hurry”. Mostly said to hurry someone along. Informal.
“Huzza huzza, Kate!”
|4.||Huzza||4 up, 57 down|
Huzza is a word created by Pink when she was a little girl.. meaning, ‘cute’ or ‘lover’.
I love you huzza Come here huzza wuzza
: unswerving in allegiance: as a : faithful in allegiance to one’s lawful sovereign or government b : faithful to a private person to whom fidelity is due c : faithful to a cause, ideal, custom, institution, or product
: showing loyalty
adj.: boring as well as time-consuming, as an activity or person
Sitting at a desk all day with nothing to do is so monopolous
: a theory that there are no universal essences in reality and that the mind can frame no single concept or image corresponding to any universal or general term
: the theory that only individuals and no abstract entities (as essences, classes, or propositions) exist — compareessentialism, realism http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nominalism
An oscilloscope is a test instrument which allows you to look at the ‘shape’ of electrical signals by displaying a graph of voltage against time on its screen. It is like a voltmeter with the valuable extra function of showing how the voltage varies with time. A graticule with a 1cm grid enables you to take measurements of voltage and time from the screen.
The graph, usually called the trace, is drawn by a beam of electrons striking the phosphor coating of the screen making it emit light, usually green or blue. This is similar to the way a television picture is produced.
Oscilloscopes contain a vacuum tube with a cathode (negative electrode) at one end to emit electrons and an anode (positive electrode) to accelerate them so they move rapidly down the tube to the screen. This arrangement is called an electron gun. The tube also contains electrodes to deflect the electron beam up/down and left/right.
The electrons are called cathode rays because they are emitted by the cathode and this gives the oscilloscope its full name of cathode ray oscilloscope or CRO.
A dual trace oscilloscope can display two traces on the screen, allowing you to easily compare the input and output of an amplifier for example. It is well worth paying the modest extra cost to have this facility.
En Papillote (French: “in parchment”), or “al cartoccio” in italian, is a method of cooking in which the food is put into a folded pouch or parcel and then baked. The parcel is typically made from folded parchment paper, but other material such as a paper bag or aluminium foil may be used. The parcel holds in moisture to steam the food. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/En_papillote
noun ˌpər-pə-ˈtü-ə-tē, –ˈtyü-
Placket Plack"et, n. [F. plaquer to lay or clap on. See Placard.] 1. A petticoat, esp. an under petticoat; hence, a cant term for a woman. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl. 2. The opening or slit left in a petticoat or skirt for convenience in putting it on; -- called also placket hole. 3. A woman's pocket. http://dictionary.die.net/placket%20hole
To refresh; to revive.
The term scapular (from Latin scapulae, “shoulders”) as used today refers to two specific, yet related, Christian Sacramentals, namely the monastic and devotional scapulars, although both forms may simply be referred to as “scapular”. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scapular
Scymetar Scym"e*tar, n. See Scimiter. [1913 Webster]Scimiter Scim"i*ter, Scimitar Scim"i*tar, n. [F. cimeterre, cf. It. scimitarra, Sp. cimitarra; fr. Biscayan cimetarra with a sharp edge; or corrupted from Per. shimsh[imac]r.] 1. A saber with a much curved blade having the edge on the convex side, -- in use among Mohammedans, esp., the Arabs and persians. [Written also cimeter, and scymetar.] [1913 Webster] 2. A long-handled billhook. See Billhook. [1913 Webster] Scimiter pods (Bot.), the immense curved woody pods of a leguminous woody climbing plant (Entada scandens) growing in tropical India and America. They contain hard round flattish seeds two inches in diameter, which are made into boxes. [1913 Webster] http://onlinedictionary.datasegment.com/word/scymetarshaveling [ˈʃeɪvlɪŋ]
smokejack: a device for turning a spit by a fly or wheel moved by rising gases in a chimne, 1675.
Tenaille (archaic Tenalia) is an advanced defensive-work, in front of the main defences of a fortress which takes its name from resemblance, real or imaginary, to the lip of a pair of pincers. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenaille
|1.||TROUSE||94 up, 10 down|
1 A blouse that can be worn as pants. 2 A pretentious dj who invents a new genre so that he can be rated number one within it, since no one else plays this freshly created, imaginary genre.
Have you heard about that trouse, Tiesto? He just coined a new genre called polkastep
|2.||Trouse||23 up, 9 down|
An add-on built around a trailer, with the intended end-result looking like a “real” house. Usually contruction goes incomplete, as most trailer-dwellers lack ambition and money, and the end result is a TROUSE.
Jason, having NO construction experience what-so-ever, decided on a whim that he wanted to turn his trailer into a house. The end result was a Trouse, with random holes in the floor and walls since Jason had not a clue what he was doing,
|3.||Trouse||10 up, 4 down|
A combination of house and trance music which falls into neither category. Mostly played by DJs who feel they have done enough to please the people who have been following them for years and who they have made an absolute fortune from. These DJs should get their heads out of their arses and remember where they came from and who put them where they are today.
Did you hear Tiesto playing that Trouse the other night? did you think it was shite too? No? well maybe it was me then… perhaps it’s better if the Swedish House Mafia boys do it, or Eddie Halliwell?
|4.||Trouse||29 up, 29 down|
Trouse (noun) – a combination of trance and house. Troused (verb) – the sensation of having to listen to a combination of
trance/house. This usually happens against the listeners will. Trousey (adjective) – descriptive of music that sounds like a
combination of trance and house.
“I didn’t know we were going to get troused tonight!” “The DJ was playing trouse all night” “Ths track sounds a little trousey”
|5.||trouse||13 up, 14 down|
This a term utilized in the real estate appraisal industry to describe a trailer which has been added onto and may or may not resemble a site built home.
Hey they added a second floor to their double wide and now they have a trouse.
|6.||trouse||5 up, 11 down|
A trailer house, or portable home on wheels, that has had additional construction added on that is not portable. The end result is a combination of a house and a trailer… “trouse”
“Hey Mandy, your tweaked out neighbors built onto their trailer. What a nice looking trouse”
|7.||trouse||6 up, 13 down|
To leave…with style.
Ron, we gotta go to the store. A’ight, let’s trouse! (Pulls out shades!)
|8.||Trouse||2 up, 10 down|
(Noun). A double or triple wide trailer that is made to look like a house by adding on a patio, sun roon, or other extension that most likely doesn’t increase the value of the property.
We were watching Intervention the other day and not only was that family busted but so was the trouse they were living in. Regardless of the wooden swing on the patio or the pool in the back yard, it’s still a trailer with an upgrade!
|9.||trouse||2 up, 11 down|
crotch area of a man , part of the trouser by the crotch
girl 1-“hey amy, look at that guys trouse ”
girl 2- “omg tis huge, massive trousers”
|10.||trouse||1 up, 11 down|
Adjective: From the American tits and the Australian vernacular grouse, meaning exceedingly excellent.
“Maddog drank 25 beers on the way home from Jabiru!”
“That is trouse man!”