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Postby Brazilian dude » Tue Sep 27, 2005 10:22 pm

An inflamed swelling, such as a pimple or pustule.


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Postby M. Henri Day » Sat Oct 01, 2005 3:04 pm

Let us not forget the other, culinarily more interesting referent,
Any of various large, mostly edible marine snails of the family Buccinidae, having a pointed, spiral shell, especially Buccinum undatum, which is commonly eaten in Europe.
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[Middle English welke, whelke, from Old English weoloc; see wel-[sup]2[/sup] in Indo-European roots.]

which, as is evident from the above, also has a distinct etymology....

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Postby Stargzer » Sat Oct 01, 2005 4:37 pm

Not to be confused with the late Lawrence . . .

"And a one and a two . . ."
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Postby M. Henri Day » Sat Oct 01, 2005 4:40 pm

Don't know in which of the two categories you would care to place him, Larry....

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Postby Stargzer » Sat Oct 01, 2005 9:25 pm

He was in a class by himself . . . :wink:
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Postby gailr » Mon Oct 03, 2005 12:09 am

B_dude: I've read your post before but ignored the link as I knew the word. Today I clicked on it, and, well, you might want to edit it. Unless you are offering social commentary on how one might acquire said inflammations...

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Postby Brazilian dude » Mon Oct 03, 2005 8:16 am

Hahahaha, edited.

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Postby M. Henri Day » Tue Oct 04, 2005 1:14 pm

I surmise, gailr, that the link BD posted was to the unreflected mind rather more offensive than this one showing these seemingly innocent molluscs. Still, after reading the Columbia Encyclopedia's entry, reproduced infra, on the animal, I'm beginning to wonder if BD's link could really have been moe upsetting to imaginative types. Think of being held down by that «large, muscular foot», while the radula files its way through one's shell....

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large marine gastropod snail found in temperate waters. The whelk is sometimes eaten, but when food is plentiful, fishermen frequently use it for bait. Whelks are scavengers and carnivores, equipped with an extensible proboscis, tipped with a filelike radula, with which they bore holes through the shells of crabs and lobsters, and a large, muscular foot with which they hold their victims. The thick-lipped, spiral shell has an uneven surface with many protuberances. The knobbed whelk, the largest species, ranging up to 16 in. (40.6 cm), and the channeled whelk, slightly smaller, are both found south of Cape Cod, Mass. In summer the strings of pale, disk-shaped egg cases are common along the shore. The whelk is sometimes mistakenly called conch. Whelks are classified in the phylum Mollusca, class Gastropoda, order Neogastropoda.


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Postby gailr » Tue Oct 04, 2005 4:25 pm

Neither as sinister nor offensive as an extensible proboscis and radula, Henri. It must have been a freudian slip of sorts, and he posted the link to one of his earlier suggested words. Let's just say it seemed "frot" with equal parts peril and humor. :lol:

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Postby M. Henri Day » Tue Oct 04, 2005 5:45 pm

When I was growing up, gailr - or at least attempting to do so - girls still wore articles like slips. The Freudian version was the one I liked best....

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Postby gailr » Tue Oct 04, 2005 10:59 pm

Reminds me of Kliban's Frued's first slip.
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Postby Stargzer » Tue Oct 04, 2005 11:34 pm

Oy vey!
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Postby M. Henri Day » Wed Oct 05, 2005 5:20 am

I beg to differ - Freud's first slip was obviously that he removed from the zaftig young lady in What's on a man's mind....

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Postby gailr » Wed Oct 05, 2005 9:31 pm

That's a fine pair o' praxes, Henri. :lol:
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Postby M. Henri Day » Thu Oct 06, 2005 2:18 pm

Indeed !...

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