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by eberntson
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Matelot
Replies: 0
Views: 477

Matelot

A sailors bunk mate or the sailors that share the bunk area.

The entemology is quite broad including French, Old Dutch, and Norse.

Found it in “Merry Hall” by Beverley Nichols a sprite book on his exploited building a garden at a manor in England after WWII.
by eberntson
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Site News
Topic: alphaDictionary.com IS NOW "MOBILE-FRIENDLY"!
Replies: 5
Views: 4709

Re: alphaDictionary.com IS NOW "MOBILE-FRIENDLY"!

Looks good!
by eberntson
Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: parosody
Replies: 1
Views: 1017

parosody

the patterns of rhythm and sound used in poetry. Also, used in linguistics.

Greek root.
by eberntson
Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: mumbletypeg
Replies: 0
Views: 2695

mumbletypeg

A child's game played with a pocket-knife, where the goal is to stick the knife in the ground or wood surface while launching it I n prescribed ways or manipulation . One way is to toss the knife at the feet, the closest wins; landing the knife in your foot is an automatic win. To be that young, bor...
by eberntson
Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Vaudeville
Replies: 0
Views: 2400

Vaudeville

A entertained format populate in the UAS and Canada the consisted of a variety of acts including singers, magicians, play scenes, musicians, etc. it was populate from the 1880's to the 1930's. The words source has many sources and is thought to be a corruption of the French voix de ville, translates...
by eberntson
Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Firkin & Kilderkin
Replies: 2
Views: 1477

Re: Firkin & Kilderkin

It might be part of plattdeutsch, which was a trading language in the German culture used by the farmers, fisherman, and tradesman to do business. Measures were not necessarily standard so a little (-kin) might be a designation of size tacked onto the end of a goods name. This is all conjecture on m...
by eberntson
Sat May 28, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Explicit
Replies: 4
Views: 1908

Re: Explicit

So things travel in groups of three, so where is the set of muddle instructions? Fooplicit.
by eberntson
Sat May 28, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: keen
Replies: 4
Views: 1702

Re: keen

Peachy...
by eberntson
Sat May 28, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Aegis
Replies: 8
Views: 2794

Re: Aegis

Goat skin when properly cured is dense, although it is still surprisingly supple. Being a hide it also breaths some, it was often used in shields. A modern day use is in leathers worn by motorcycle riders, besides the helmet to save your nut, prevents road rash and lasts during the terrifying skid w...
by eberntson
Sat May 28, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Aegis
Replies: 8
Views: 2794

Re: Aegis

<iphone mistake, please ignore>
by eberntson
Sat May 28, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Aegis
Replies: 8
Views: 2794

RE: Aegis

<iphone mistake, ignore please>
by eberntson
Fri May 27, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: scot-free
Replies: 15
Views: 4422

Re: scot-free

I'll let you go scot-free then, since as I progress thru the end of middle age I see the trend in myself.
by eberntson
Fri May 27, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Outro
Replies: 1
Views: 949

Outro

This word is from the 1970s, and means the end of a section or music, a song, or a TV show. It is the opposite of Intro . I have run across this work in some technical writings that are authored by 20 somethings. I suppose it to be in slang usage. The interesting thing on alphaDictionary I found tha...
by eberntson
Fri May 27, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: agistator
Replies: 3
Views: 1555

Re: agistator

Now that is funny... the BLM has it's roots in this position. I wonder what influence one has had on the other?
by eberntson
Tue May 10, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Hypercondriac
Replies: 2
Views: 1602

Hypercondriac

Hypercondriac is a condition that affects the mind where a person thinks they are unwell, but they are really heathy. Also, fearing all the time they might bet sick.

Found this in an old Gothic story, it seems to be rare.

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