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Good one, Luke.


cockshy

PRONUNCIATION: KOK-shy)

MEANING: noun:
1. The game of throwing missiles at a target; such a throw.
2. An object of criticism or ridicule.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old English cocc (rooster) + shy (to throw), of uncertain origin. Earliest documented use: 1836.
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COCKSHE - a freemartin
i.e. a non-fertile female calf (heifer) born as a twin with a male (bull} but with a bull's manner and mindset.

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BOCKSHY - an edible Chinese cabbage

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Thanks JJ.


SOCK TIE a gimmick I discovered in college, in the
Laundry, after forever losing one sock.


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niggard

PRONUNCIATION: (NIG-hurd)


MEANING: noun: A mean, stingy person.
adjective: Stingy.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Middle English nigard, of Scandinavian origin. Earliest documented use: 1384.
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BIGGARD:
1. a kind, generous person
2. a bigot


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PIGGARD - Captain of the Starship Penterprise


NITGARD - a sorry excuse for a bug repellant, offers lousy protection

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RITGARD--competing, poor excuse for deodorant


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...in a sconce, of course.


ENSCONCE

PRONUNCIATION:
(en-SKONS)

MEANING:
verb tr.:
1. To settle firmly and comfortably.
2. To hide securely.



ENSCONE - to wrap a filing in a small sourdough wafer for serving at tea-time; cf. cannoli

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ENSCONCE
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ENDSCONCE - to come out from hiding in a...
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DENSCONCE - a small hiding sconce

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equivocate

PRONUNCIATION:
(i-KWIV-uh-kayt)

MEANING:
verb intr.: To be vague or ambiguous, especially in order to mislead.


EQUUVOCATE - script for Mr Ed's next speech

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EQUIVOGATE- to mumble lies to blame other people for your own wrongdoings, such as, beating down a Bush.

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