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#102562 - 05/03/03 06:27 PM p. 101
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linsan - either of two nocturnal chiefly forest-dwelling Asian mammals that are related to
the mongooses, civets, and genets.

5ME linsed < OE lins+d < lin, flax (see LINE2) + s+d, SEED6 the seed of flax; flaxseed
the source of linseed oil.

lipogram - from AWADmail Issue 11: 1998!
"There are several books that are written without any
e's. A work of this kind, where a letter is missing from
the whole text, is called a lipogram. In spite of what
it sounds like, a lipogram is not a message delivered
by means of osculation. Nor is it what comes out of
liposuction. The word lipogram is a back-formation
from Greek lipogrammatos meaning lacking a letter,
combining Greek lip-, weak stem of leipein, to leave,
be wanting and grammat, letter. Lipography is the
term for omission of a letter in writing. "

lithophyte - lichen is a very common form of lithophyte. It lives on stones.

livedo - A bluish mottling of the skin, usually on the legs. It is associated with enlargement of the blood vessels and may be
aggravated by cold exposure.

lixiviate - to separate by leaching, the product so obtained

llanero - a dweller on the llano, a level grassy plain

5ME loche < OFr6 any of a family (Cobitidae, order Cypriniformes) of small, bottom-dwelling, freshwater, bony fishes with barbels around the mouth

logaoedic = ogopedics is main European term onto qualification of independent pedagogical science about speech disorders, ways
of prevention and methods of corrective conduct.

logodaedaly - We had this one a short time ago. Remember? Daedalus was designer of labyrinth that housed the Minotaur. So he was a wizard of sorts.
So "logodaedaly" is wizardly with coining words. Otr a reasonable facsimile.

5ModL: see LOGO3 & 3RRHEA6excessive talkativeness, esp. when incoherent and uncontrollable
log#or[rhe$ic 73ik8
A diarrhea of words and a constipation of ideas.

lopolith - a pluton shaped llike bowl of a spoon.

loran - A now obsolte navigational aid, with advent of GPS

Lorelei - In German mythology a malevolent sonstress, who lured sailors on the Rhine to their doom by magical singing
"(lôr´eli, Ger. lo´reli) , cliff, 433 ft (132 m) high, on the right bank of the Rhine
River, near St. Goarshausen, W Germany, about midway between Koblenz
and Bingen. There the Rhine forms a dangerous narrows, and in German
legend a fairy similar to the Greek Sirens lived on the rock and by her singing
lured the sailors to their death. Heinrich Heine's poem, Die Lorelei, is world
famous. The rock has sometimes been identified as the place where the
hoard of the Nibelungs is hidden under the Rhine.

Heine's poem, Die Lorelei

Ich weiß nicht was soll es bedeuten
Daß ich so traurig bin;
Ein Märchen aus alten Zeiten,
Das kommt mir nicht aus dem Sinn.

Die Luft ist kühl und es dunkelt,
Und ruhig fließt der Rhein;
Der Gipfel des Berges funkelt
Im Abendsonnenschein.

Die schönste Jungfrau sitzet
Dort oben wunderbar;
Ihr goldnes Geschmeide blitzet,
Sie kämmt ihr goldenes Haar.

Sie kämmt es mit goldenem Kamme
Und singt ein Lied dabei;
Das hat eine wundersame,
Gewaltige Melodei.

Den Schiffer im kleinen Schiffe
Er greift es mit wildem Weh;
Er schaut nicht die Felsenriffe,
Es schaut nur hinauf in die Höh'.

Ich glaube, die Wellen verschlingen
Am Ende Schiffer und Kahn;
Und das hat mit ihrem Singen
Die Lore-Ley getan.

#102563 - 05/03/03 06:50 PM Re: lopolith
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lopolith - a pluton shaped like bowl of a spoon.

Main Entry: plu·ton
Pronunciation: 'plü-"tän
Function: noun
Etymology: probably back-formation from plutonic
Date: 1936
: a typically large body of intrusive igneous rock

I think I've seen these, usually formed by river erosion, maybe?

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#102564 - 05/03/03 08:27 PM Re: lopolith
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The biggest upwelling of magma I ever saw, Stone Mountain, outside Atlanta, GA is a convexityh
form by magma extruding and cooling. But I suspect the spoon shape plutons might result from
molten magma draining back down, leaving cooled magma with concavity on top.
Where is Stales when we need him?

#102565 - 05/03/03 11:14 PM Re: lopolith
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what other word contain the lith/o form for rock besides these lopolith, and the previously (in the same thread) lithophyte -a lichen, that lives on rocks, and the ever popular lithograph (a resist method of printing that uses a stone as the surface for creating the negitive image.)?

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#102566 - 05/03/03 11:20 PM Re: lopolith
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megalith is one, of troy...but there are literally dozens of others.

#102567 - 05/04/03 04:03 AM Re: lopolith
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lithium -- an element
dilithium -- a fictional element used to power Star Trek starships
trilith -- a structure of three big stones (aka megaliths), most famously at Stonehenge

Paleolithic -- Old Stone Age
Mesolithic -- Middle Stone Age
Neolithic -- New Stone Age


#102568 - 05/04/03 09:12 AM Re: lopolith
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lith- gets into medical words also. Lithotomy is operation for removal of kidney stone.
And on the lighter side, there is the dread disease caused by a fecalith embolically inpacted in
Circle of Willis, which causes victim to gyrovague. hands clasped retrosacrally,
muttering obsessively: "Oh feces!Oh feces!"

#102569 - 05/04/03 12:23 PM Re: lopolith
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a resist method

I expect that this has been gone over before, but I'm too lazy to LIU, and besides, it might be fun to do it again, and though I tread here with fear of waking up the off-topic god(f*ing wink!), what does "resist" mean in this context? is there a "sist" that we are re-ing?

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#102570 - 05/04/03 12:58 PM Re: lopolith
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The polished stone slab is coated with a material that resists action of acid (I think)
When photo is projected on the slab, areas of bright light eat away the resist matierial
proportionally. The dark areas remain untouched. Been years since I read about this,
and I cannot vouch for accuracy. But you get the general idea.

#102571 - 05/04/03 06:46 PM Re: lopolith
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Yeah, What Dr Bill said.. and other methods.
a non-porous stone, is 'painted' with a design in an waxy substance (take an old fashioned slate, and use a "grease pencil/china marker", for example) the water based ink coats stone, but doesn't stick to the waxing surface.. (the wax resists being coated by the water based ink)
put paper on the stone, and print out an image..where ever you marked the pencil, you will have a "blank' space"

(or you could carve an image into the stone(and now you want granite, or some other stone that can be engraved), cover the whole thing with wax, and then scrape it clean.. the carved images, (which are below the surface) will remain filled with wax... now, you have a print "master" the will not readily degrade-- since stone is durable surface..and the wax, protects the engraving..

the method Dr bill described, is often used on silk screens.. where you "develop" an image on the silk (the undevoloped parts remain porous, (and the ink gets pushed through the silk,) and the developed parts have a chemical coating that resist your efforts to push the ink through.)

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