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Friday 21 September 2018
Ab Vrbe Condita 2771
09/16/2018



Anosmia (noun)

The inability to detect smell.
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09/09/2018: Farinaceous (adjective) Starch-based. Said of a diet centered around pasta, potatoes, rice, or the like.
09/02/2018: Decaplet (noun) One from a multiple birth of ten. Although 7, 8, and 9 are septuplets, octuplets, and nonuplets; ten are decaplets.
08/26/2018: Couther (verb) To comfort by offering warmth and refreshments.
08/19/2018: Umami (noun, adjective) Sometimes termed savory or brothy, the fifth taste sensation in the tongue along with sweet, sour, salty, and bitter.
08/12/2018: Ullage (noun) The size of the air space at the top of an unopened wine bottle. An excessive ullage indicates the cork has leaked and the wine has probably spoiled.
08/05/2018: Cloffin (verb) To sit by a fire.
07/29/2018: Phthisicky (adjective) Wheezy, showing the symptoms of tuberculosis.
07/22/2018: Vershok (noun) Traditional Russian unit of length equal to 4.445 centimeters or 1.75 inches. Also equivalent to one “rack unit” in relation to modern rack-mounted electronics equipment.
07/15/2018: Thixotropic (adjective) Of a gel, having the property of becoming more liquid when shaken or agitated and then stiffening again while at rest.
07/08/2018: Ramekin (noun) A small dish, usually white and made of ceramic, used for baking and serving individual portions.
07/01/2018: Irrorate (adjective) Spotted, speckled.
06/24/2018: Sockdolager (noun) A decisive argument or blow.
06/17/2018: Chthonic (adjective) Pertaining to gods or spirits of the underworld.
06/10/2018: Ultimogeniture (noun) The right of the youngest child to receive the inheritance.
06/03/2018: Pectiform (adjective) Comb-shaped.
05/27/2018: Ostrobogulous (adjective) Strange, mildly risqué, indecent or pornographic. [Coined by poet and author Victor Neuburg (1883-1940).]
05/20/2018: Obloquy (noun) Public scorn, abuse, or condemnation aimed toward a person or thing.
05/13/2018: Foin (verb) To thrust with a pointed weapon.
05/06/2018: Capriped (adjective) Having goatlike feet.
04/29/2018: Snarge (noun) The remains of a bird that has collided with a plane or gone through its engine.
Cole Porter
Henrik Ibsen
Sappho of Eresos
Horace Walpole
Lewis Carroll
Winston Churchill
Hannah More
Lester del Rey
Sir W.S. Gilbert
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Emma Goldman
<span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:163px;"><i>My sole inspiration is a telephone call from a director.<br><br><aside>Cole Porter</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:135px;"><i>A party is like a sausage machine; it grinds up all sorts of heads together into the same baloney…<br><br><aside>Henrik Ibsen</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:173px;"><i>Beauty endures only for as long as it can be seen; goodness, beautiful today, will remain so tomorrow.<br><br><aside>Sappho of Eresos</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:174px;"><i>I avoid talking before the youth of the age as I would dancing before them: for if one’s tongue doesn’t move in the steps of the day, and thinks to please by its old graces, it is only an object of ridicule.<br><br><aside>Horace Walpole</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:175px;"><i>You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.<br><br><aside>Lewis Carroll</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:172px;"><i>I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.<br><br><aside>Winston Churchill</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:175px;"><i>Going to the opera, like getting drunk, is a sin that carries its own punishment with it.<br><br><aside>Hannah More</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:184px;"><i>When you read a review, at the very first unfavorable adjective, read no more and throw it away.<br><br><aside>Lester del Rey</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:170px;"><i>No one can have a higher opinion of him than I have, and I think he’s a dirty little beast.<br><br><aside>Sir W.S. Gilbert</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:166px;"><i>With stammering lips and insufficient sound I strive and struggle to deliver right the music of my nature.<br><br><aside>Elizabeth Barrett Browning</aside></i></span> <span class="generic-slide-caption" style="width:174px;"><i>I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.<br><br><aside>Emma Goldman</aside></i></span>


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