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HONKEYSHINE - white lightning

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MOONKEYSHINE - what you use to get into the still when it's locked


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MONKEYSLINE - what Curious George Flies a Kite with

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DONKEYSHINE - not often, but occasionally, domesticated donkeys do shine.

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puce

PRONUNCIATION:
(pyoos)

MEANING:
noun: A dark red or brownish purple color.
adjective: Of this color.

ETYMOLOGY:
From French puce (flea), from Latin pulex (flea). Earliest documented use: 1778. Other terms coined after the flea are flea market, a direct translation of French marché aux puces and ukulele (from Hawaiian, literally leaping flea, perhaps from the rapid motion of the fingers in playing it).

USAGE:
"An increasingly puce Mr Farage complained about Britain's loss of sovereignty."
The Third Man; The Economist (London, UK); Mar 29, 2014.

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PUICE - prune juice


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"...The lady who dyes a chemical yellow, or stains her grey hair puce..."
-- (crossthreading to Snippets of Culture)



But back to the matter at hand -

peuce - a very low card (although sometimes wild), afflicted upon dyslexic poker players

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PUCER - an affectionate affectation for a soccer goaltender who jumps about like a flea

(in Mexico he is called "bean").

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toady

PRONUNCIATION:
(TOH-dee)

MEANING:
noun: A person who flatters or tries to please someone to gain favor.
verb intr.: To behave as a toady.

ETYMOLOGY:
From shortening of toad-eater. In times past, a quack employed an assistant who ate (or pretended to eat) a poisonous toad and was supposedly cured by the quack's medicine. From there the word extended to a person who would do anything to curry favor. Earliest documented use: 1827.

USAGE:
"Klein and the rest of Mission Control want a bunch of yes men and toadies."
Martin Shoemaker; Murder on the Aldrin Express; Analog Science Fiction & Fact (New York); Sep 2013.

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LOADY - someone who packs or unpacks goods.


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TODDY -

(1) A mixed drink made of liquor and water with sugar and spices served hot
(2) a hot lady served by sniveling male escorts who are not

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TODADY - where my heart belongs

TWOADY - how a lot of pills are taken

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