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OTO-HINO-LARYNGOLOGY - an ear, rear, and throat specialist who flunked "nose" in school and had to pick "rear" instead.


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FISHWIFE

PRONUNCIATION: (FISH-wyf)

MEANING: noun
1. A coarse, vulgar-tongued woman.
2. A woman who sells fish.


FISHWIRE a metal thread for making deep-sea seines. (banned soon after its invention)

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WISHWIFE - all wish no work

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SKUNKY

PRONUNCIATION:(SKUNG-kee)
MEANING:
adjective:
1. Mean or contemptible.
2. Having an unpleasant odor.
3. Of or relating to a skunk.
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SPUNKY - what you are and what you gotta be after you confront a skunk

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SKUNGY

PRONUNCIATION: SKUN-jee
MEANING: Offensive to eyes, nose, even skin. Not just ugly but stinky grime and slime.
Synonym (understated): Unprepossessing

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[ gossamer ]

PRONUNCIATION: GOS-uh-muhr)
MEANING: noun:
1. Something light, thin, or insubstantial.
2. A soft sheer gauzy fabric, used for veils, etc.
3. A fine, filmy cobweb or its thread seen floating in the air in calm weather.
adjective:
Thin, light, or delicate.

ETYMOLOGY:
From goose + summer. The term is believed to have originated as a name for late autumn when geese are in season and then transferred to cobwebs seen around that time of the year. Earliest documented use: 1325.
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BOSSAMER - to dance the bossa nova but just for the summer

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GOSSAMEN - what everybody does when the prayer is finished

GOSSAMOR - what you do after you go, and then you keep going

(I tried to make up something involving Henry Bessemer, but it just got too complicated)

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birdlime

PRONUNCIATION: (BUHRD-lym)

MEANING: verb tr.: To ensnare.
noun: Something that ensnares.

ETYMOLOGY:From birdlime (a sticky substance made from holly, mistletoe, or other plants, and smeared on branches and twigs to catch small birds), from bird + lime, from Latin limus (slime). Earliest documented use: 1440.
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BIRDLIMED - a knock-off verson of Lullaby of Birdland from a bird's point of view (a sad lament).

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BIRDLIE - [golf]: a tee-shot on a par-3 hole that lands on the green a makeable distance from the pin

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chameleonic

PRONUNCIATION:
(kuh-mee-lee-ON-ik)

MEANING:
adjective: Given to quick or frequent change.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin chamaeleon, from Greek khamaileon, from khamai (on the ground) + leon (lion). Ultimately from the Indo-European root dhghem- (earth), which also sprouted human, homicide, humble, homage, chamomile, chthonic, disinter, inhume, exhume, and Persian zamindar (landholder). Earliest documented use: 1821.
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CAMELEONIC - an unlikely breeding of a camel and a lion but then so is the strange etymology of the word "chameleonic".

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