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Dec 21, 2011
This week's theme
Words to describe various bodily configurations

This week's words
callipygous
prognathous
mammose
platyrrhine
lissotrichous

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mammose

PRONUNCIATION:
(MAM-ohs)

MEANING:
adjective: Having large breasts.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin mammosus (having large breasts), from mamma (breast) + -osus (full of). Earliest documented use: 1857.

USAGE:
"Wanda Clouston, a mammose wench in third year, waddled to the door of a cubicle."
George Friel; Mr Alfred, MA; Calder and Boyars; 1972.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
A writer needs three things, experience, observation, and imagination, any two of which, at times any one of which, can supply the lack of the others. -William Faulkner, novelist (1897-1962)

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