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CATALOST - nobody can find my herd since they stampeded!

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FULMINATE

PRONUNCIATION: (FUHL-muh-nayt, FOOL-, -mih-)

MEANING:
noun: An explosive salt of fulminic acid.
verb tr., intr.: 1. To explode or to cause to explode. 2. To issue denunciations.

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FULLINATE - this flower is completely fertilized; no more bees, please!

FULTINATE - the new ruler of Oman has a speech impediment and nobody dares to tell him

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FULMINUTE - to fully experence every second of life by dancing barefoot on hot coals for a full minute. ()

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ACIDIC

PRONUNCIATION: (uh-SID-ik)

MEANING: adjective:
1. Relating to or containing acid.
2. Having a sour or sharp taste.
3. Bitter or cutting (e.g. a remark).

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin acidus (sour), from acere (to be sour). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ak- (sharp), which is also the source of acrid, vinegar, acute, edge, hammer, heaven, eager, oxygen, and mediocre. Earliest documented use: 1868.

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ACIDISC - a Frisbee painted with a psychedelic pattern; watching it spin after you throw it will disrupt your thought processes

ACIDICK - what you get when you cross a donkey with a white whale

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LACIDIC - a tree imbued with a secretion of the female lac bug which when processed becomes shellac

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brimstone

PRONUNCIATION:(BRIM-stohn)

MEANING: noun:
1. Sulfur.
2. Fiery rhetoric, especially one filled with references to hell.
3. An ill-tempered, overbearing woman.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old English brynstan, from brinnen (to burn) + stan (stone). Earliest documented use: 1300.

NOTES:
The Bible has many references to fire and brimstone pointing to burning in hell. Accordingly, the term "fire and brimstone" is used to refer to speech involving strong language, condemnation, damnation, etc., for example: a fire and brimstone preacher.

USAGE:
"One of the things that makes Alan Clark so compelling a writer is the whiff of brimstone that comes off him, what Mr Cornwell describes as his 'potential for evil'."
Old Nick Rides Again; The Economist (London, UK); Oct 1, 2009.

"Under all that fire and brimstone, you're an old softy at heart."
Michael Morpurgo; War Horse; Scholastic; 2010.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The illusion which exalts us is dearer to us than ten thousand truths. -Aleksandr Pushkin, poet, novelist, playwright (1799-1837)
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BRIMSTORE - place to go for the best prices on fire and brim

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BRIESTONE - a hunk of soft cheese that's been left unnoticed so long it turned rock hard

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RIMSTONE - Rimstone dams form where there is some gradient, and hence flow, over the edge of a pool. Crystallization begins to occur at the air/water/rock interface. The turbulence caused by flow over the edge of the building dam may contribute to the outgassing or loss of carbon dioxide from water, and result in precipitation of mineral on this edge.

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Gee, I thought a RIMSTONE was the thing that deflected your golf ball just before it could fall into the cup...

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Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Gee, I thought a RIMSTONE was the thing that deflected your golf ball just before it could fall into the cup...



smile rolling drum, cymbals clash... RIMSHOT! laugh

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