Friday, September 28, 2007

Slattern

streetwalker: a prostitute who attracts customers by walking the streets.

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Perambulate

  1. to walk about, roam or stroll
  2. To inspect (an area) on foot
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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Resile

  1. Formal : To abandon a position, agreement or course of action.
  2. To bounce back or recoil
  3. To withdraw or retreat
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Expurgation

The act of purging, or cleansing; purification from anything noxious, offensive, sinful, or erroneous. wiki

Monday, September 24, 2007

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Zeroshift

Zeroshift or seamless-shift gearbox is a type of automotive transmission which allows for changing gear without interruption of torque to the driving roadwheels. The Zeroshift principle was invented by Bill Martin, the company Zeroshift Ltd is based in Milton Keynes, England.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Incunabulum

An incunabulum is a book, single sheet, or image that was printed — not handwritten — before the year 1501 in Europe. These are very rare and valuable items. The origin of the word is the Latin incunabula for "swaddling clothes", used by extension for the infancy or early stages of something. The first recorded use of incunabula as a printing term is in a pamphlet by Bernhard von Mallinckrodt, De ortu et progressu artis typographicae ("Of the rise and progress of the typographic art"), (Cologne, 1639), which includes the phrase prima typographicae incunabula, "the first infancy of printing", a term to which he arbitrarily set an end, 1500, which still stands as a convention. wiki

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Boffin

In the slang of the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, boffins are scientists, engineers, and other people who are stereotypically seen as engaged in technical or scientific research. The word conjures up a stereotype of mature men in thick spectacles and white lab coats, obsessively working with complicated apparatus. Alongside eccentric genius, portrayals of boffins usually highlight a naive ineptitude in social interaction.
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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Pibroch

A type of music native to the Scottish Highlands and performed on the Great Highland Bagpipe. wiki

Saturday, September 15, 2007

peripatetic

One who walks about; a pedestrian; an itinerant. wiki

Friday, September 14, 2007

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Preclude

To remove the possibility of doing something in advance. wiki

e.g. Being asleep at 8:15 AM precludes the possibility of getting to work by 8:30 AM.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Geodesic

A geodesic is the shortest path between two points on a given surface.

e.g. a geodesic on a plane is a straight line, while a geodesic on a sphere is an arc on a great circle.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Unconscionable

Unscrupluous.

e.g. I told my mom that flying in an airplane is unconscionable due to it's affect on the environment.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Presuppositionalism

A faith based christian belief that god exists and the bible is accurate and correct.

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Friday, September 7, 2007

Besotted

Very drunk.

e.g. I love Friday! Time to get besotted.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Monday, September 3, 2007

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Antibrachial

Of the forearm. source

e.g. All this typing is giving me antibrachial pain.