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#142772 05/12/05 08:04 AM
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Sowl a flying creature rather like a manta ray in appearance, about one metre across the wings and with strong lengthy cilia on the underside of the wings. Its favourite location is on the upper hook on a coat rack where it hangs looking like a warm headscarf. The sowl does not attack, but relies on its unwary prey to pick it up and put it on before going out into the cold. When the sowl is in place over the head of its prey, or around its neck, it then uses the cilia to grasp the prey by the ears and control it utterly by forceful, painful, tugging.

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Edit: Hi Coffeebean - good to see you!



#142773 05/12/05 02:51 PM
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That was my fault, Saranita ... I shudda had a link to tsuwm's site in the original post. The older I get, the more I forget.

kalopsia ... a master of disguise, this creature most often lurks around beaches and pools posing as lawn furniture. When a hapless victim sits on the kalopsia, it envelopes him and enjoys a hardy lunch. A hunting kalopsia is rarely detected, as by-standers usually dismiss the brief fury of activity involved in snaring prey as just another folding chair collapsing.


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#142774 05/12/05 04:14 PM
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Sparteye, How nice of you to post that.


#142775 05/12/05 06:43 PM
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Found only at the bottom of Scottish lakes, this microscopic organism guards the shores against deep water diving paparazii, and is the only reason a clear photo of the Loch Ness monster has never been acheived as murcid is quickly drawn to, covers and etches a frost into any light-reflective surface which penetrates the water (eg. divers goggles, camera lenses, air tank gauges, etc.).

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#142776 05/13/05 07:21 PM
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sgriob -- a cross between a pixie and a yeti, the sgriob delights in scrambling scrabble tiles so that players draw only vowels or only consonants each turn, or never get a "u" to go with the "q"; they also muddle word processing programming so that scrivener's errors appear no matter how carefully the document is typed. Conversely, they occasionally enjoy arranging the noodles in alphabet soup to spell actual words, but only when the soup eater is alone.



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#142777 05/14/05 02:17 AM
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> arranging the noodles in alphabet soup to spell actual words, but only when the soup eater is alone.





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#142778 05/14/05 12:11 PM
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A specialized variety of dustmite. The quidnunc lurks in pockets where it consumes small change and excretes wads of lint that delude the pocket-wearer into believing there is actually money in the pocket.

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#142779 05/15/05 03:47 PM
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This creature is sometimes called a wraith, and that would not be entirely false except a hadiwist most often comes to you in your dreams. It alters your consciousness so as to make you think that what you do the next day has been forseen, thus either provoking the feeling of 'deja vu' or the illusion of the power to control all around. It is generally thought that anyone who gambles has been infected by a hadiwist.

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The banjax is absolutely infuriated by bluegrass music and will do anything in its power to prevent its being played. Usually it accomplishes this by detuning the instruments but if necessary it will physically attack one in particular, shredding its head and breaking its strings.

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#142781 05/15/05 09:55 PM
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A Pharos is, of course, a mummy. Only, not a mummy of a king or his servants, but of a cat. The Pharos cat mummy is particularly rare, since the cat has to die nine times before the mummification can take effect, and most people just don't want to get involved in that much work. Which is saying a lot since we're talking about the same people who built the pyramids.


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