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Re: Do dirty limericks count? [Re: wofahulicodoc] #211074
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PARNASSIAN

PRONUNCIATION: (pahr-NAS-ee-uhn)

MEANING: adjective: Of or relating to poetry.

Alternative PARNASISIAN: a nasally speaking Parisian (succumbed to winter ills ?)

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chevy

PRONUNCIATION: (CHEV-ee)

MEANING:
verb tr.: To chase or annoy.
noun: A chase, hunt, or a hunting cry.

ETYMOLOGY:
After Cheviot Hills bordering England and Scotland. A battle between English and Scottish forces over a hunting expedition is described in a 15th-century ballad (The Ballad of Chevy Chase). A chase is a tract of land reserved for hunting. The name of the city Chevy Chase in Maryland has the same origin. Earliest documented use: before 1825.
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CHEAVY - a portly fellows fox hunt

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CHIVVY An actual word, for a change.
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: to tease or annoy with persistent petty attacks
2
: to move or obtain by small maneuvers

Variants of CHIVY

chivy or chiv·vy


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chartreuse PRONUNCIATION:(shahr-TROOZ, -TROOS)

MEANING: noun: 1. A light, yellowish green. 2. An aromatic, usually yellow or green liqueur, originally made by Carthusian monks in Grenoble, France.
adjective: Having a light, yellowish green color.

ETYMOLOGY: From mountain to monastery to drink to color -- that's the circuitous route for this word's origin. La Grande Chartreuse, a monastery got its name after the Chartreuse Mountains. The liqueur got its name because it was first made by the monks in the monastery. Finally, the color got its name from the liqueur. Earliest documented use: 1806.
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CHARTREUSED - screwed, blued, and sans chartreused

(what the Carthusian monks were when the French government threw them out of France in 1903)

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chartreuse PRONUNCIATION:(shahr-TROOZ, -TROOS)

MEANING: noun: 1. A light, yellowish green. 2. An aromatic, usually yellow or green liqueur, originally made by Carthusian monks in Grenoble, France
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Chartruse: A flawed satellite navigation system- featuring obsolete roading

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Re: Thursday's AWAD [Re: teepee] #211103
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CHARTRUSSE - a French map of the former Soviet Union

Re: Friday's AWAD HIMALAYAN [Re: jenny jenny] #211123
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Himalayan

PRONUNCIATION:
(him-uh-LAY-uhn, hi-MAHL-yuhn)

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Enormously large.
2. Relating to the Himalayas.

HIMALAYIN' : The incredulous expression uttered upon seeing an incorrectly-sexed rooster produce an egg

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Re: Friday's AWAD HIMALAYAN [Re: teepee] #211124
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HIMAMAYAN - him not Aztec

Re: Friday's AWAD HIMALAYAN [Re: jenny jenny] #211135
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HYMNAMAYAN non-Aztec war chants

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Re: Friday's AWAD HIMALAYAN [Re: LukeJavan8] #211137
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HIYALAYAN - pertaining to frontón games

HIMALATAN - simplified version of an ancient language, contains nouns of only the masculine gender

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