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Postby Grogie » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:19 pm

To caper or frolic. ''The children were vagissating out in the yard.''
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Re: Vagissate

Postby William Hupy » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:17 am

I hope the good Dcotor Goodword is reading this one, because I recommend it for publication and not just because it was submitted by a fellow Michigander, because, for all I know, he or she could be a dreaded troll.
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Re: Vagissate

Postby Slava » Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:58 am

Let us hope that Grogie's vagissating children do not grow up to suffer from the vagaries of life, which could lead to become vagrants, or even worse, vagabonds.
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Re: Vagissate

Postby Perry Lassiter » Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:15 pm

The puns are becoming desiccating.
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Re: Vagissate

Postby Philip Hudson » Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:23 am

Vagissate does not sound pleasant to the ear. No child of mine was ever allowed to vagissate!
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Re: Vagissate

Postby Dr. Goodword » Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:09 am

I have looked at it and can't run it because there is not enough information about the word. Only the 1913 Webster's and a few others even carry is (it isn't in the OED), but they all carry the 1913 Webster's entry: "To caper, to frolic".

I would like to encourage Grogie, but I can't find enough on line or in my library to do a good job.
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