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#217634 - 07/11/14 06:42 PM Re: start with cocker [Re: LukeJavan8]
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COPKER - a policeman who monitors the safety of codpieces.
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#217638 - 07/11/14 10:21 PM Sweet Molly Malone [Re: Bazr]
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COCKLER - she sells sea shells by the seashore

In Dublin, no less,

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#217642 - 07/12/14 08:50 AM Sweet Molly Malone: Sweet, yes, but no CROCKER [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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CROCKER - any cheerful, wholesome, rosy-cheeked, full bodied woman who excels in baking cakes, pies, and in pleasing her man in artfull ways... whose first name happens to be "Betty". smile

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#217662 - 07/14/14 01:41 AM start with vizard [Re: jenny jenny]
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vizard or visard

PRONUNCIATION:
(VIZ-uhrd)

MEANING:
noun: A visor, mask, or disguise.

ETYMOLOGY:
A variant of visor, from Anglo-French viser, from vis (face), from visus (sight), from videre (to see). Ultimately from the Indo-European root weid- (to see), which is also the source of guide, wise, vision, advice, idea, story, history, previse, polyhistor, invidious, hades, eidos, and eidetic. Earliest documented use: 1555.

USAGE:
"The birds wear floor-length costumes, and Princess Victoria actually comes from the Veneto, bearing a vizard (the beaked plague-doctor's mask)."
The ABC of Fabulous Princesses; Kirkus Reviews (New York); Dec 15, 2013.

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VIZCARD - like a visa but you can swipe it to get in and out of countries.
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#217666 - 07/14/14 10:23 AM A VIZARD EXPOSED! [Re: Bazr]
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VIZART - Pop Art disguised and contrived as True Art.

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#217675 - 07/14/14 06:42 PM It's all in how you pronounce it [Re: jenny jenny]
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VISAID -
1) snake oil peddled as a way to let you see better without needing glasses
2) additional identification with your picture on it to prove you are the rightful owner of a credit or debit card
3) reply to the question, "What did you say was the Roman numeral for five? I couldn't hear you."

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#217680 - 07/15/14 04:42 AM GROGRAM respelled again [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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grogram

PRONUNCIATION: (GROG-ruhm)

MEANING:
noun: A coarse fabric of silk, combined with mohair or wool, and often stiffened with gum.
ETYMOLOGY:
From French gros grain (large or coarse grain). Another fabric from the same origin is grosgrain. Earliest documented use: 1562.
USAGE:
"Instead of putting her still-thick, white hair into its usual twist, she'd tied it back at the nape of her neck with a black, grogram ribbon."
Nancy Desrosiers; Stay a Little Longer; Tate Publishing; 2011.
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GROGRUM - an iteration expressing good rum-rum

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#217691 - 07/15/14 06:37 PM Re: GROGRAM respelled again [Re: jenny jenny]
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GYROGRAM - a high-tech way (three generations ago, anyway) of ordering a sandwich from the Greek restaurant

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#217693 - 07/15/14 07:00 PM shaky business [Re: jenny jenny]
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GEOGRAM - a machine that helps map the geography of the earth to establish
faults where volcanic activity and earthquakes may occur.
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#217698 - 07/16/14 05:52 AM start with secretory [Re: Bazr]
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secretory

PRONUNCIATION:
(si-KREE-tuh-ree)

MEANING:
adjective: Relating to the release of a substance from a cell, gland, or an organ.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin secernere (to distinguish), from se- (apart) + cernere (to sift). Ultimately from the Indo-European root krei- (to sift or to discriminate), which also gave us crime, crisis, certain, excrement, secret, critic, garble, hypocrisy, and diacritical. Earliest documented use: 1692.

USAGE:
"The secret behind such organised societies is communication through the use of around 20 pheromones, emitted by ants' secretory organs."
Wisdom of Crowds; The Economist (London, UK); Apr 8, 2009.

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SEGRETORY - someone who is isolated from everyone else.
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