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BONGUEUR: The person who supplies, owns, or starts the water pipe.

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BONGUEUR: The person who supplies, owns, or starts the water pipe.

Good to know; I had thought it might be a poorly-enunciated French greeting.

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(also called, "Becasue the author said so, that's why...")
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PERIPETIA or PERIPETEIA

PRONUNCIATION: (per-uh-puh-TEE-uh, -TIE-uh)

MEANING: noun: A sudden or unexpected change of fortune, especially in a literary work. A classic example is Oedipus learning about his parentage.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek peripiptein (to change suddenly), from peri- (near, around) + piptein (to fall). Ultimately from the Indo-European root pet- (to rush or fly), which also gave us feather, petition, compete, perpetual, pterodactyl, helicopter, pterodactyl, propitious, pinnate, pteridology (study of ferns), lepidopterology (study of butterflies and moths), pencel (flag at the end of a lance), and impetuous. Earliest documented use: 1591.

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PERIPETELA - around the kneecap

HERIPETIA - whatever you say, he'll say it again right afterwards

EERIPETIA - the Hound of the Baskervilles, right!

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LOCUS CLASSICUS

PRONUNCIATION: (LO-kuhs KLAS-i-kuhs)

MEANING: noun: An authoritative and often quoted passage from a book.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin locus (place) + classicus (classical, belonging to the first or highest class). Earliest documented use: 1853.

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FOCUS CLASSICUS - see biconvex lens

LOCUS GLASSICUS - Murano, Venice, Italy

LOCUST CLASSICUS - grasshopper (common or garden variety...in the presence of population pressure)

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LOCUS CLASTICUS – The old prison yard.

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I would have thought SCLASTICUS would be the schoolyard ?

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Breakin' rocks in the hot sun;
I fought the law and the law won.

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Ah. LOCUS CLASHICUS.
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LITTERATEUR

PRONUNCIATION: (lit-uhr-uh-TUR, lit-ruh-)

MEANING: noun: An author of literary or critical works.

ETYMOLOGY: From French littérateur, from Latin litterator (teacher of letters, grammarian, critic), from litterae (letters, literature), from littera (letter). Earliest documented use: 1806.

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LITTERATOUR - See the junkyards of the world!

LITTERANTEUR - Templeton, the rat from Charlotte's Web for whom "a Fair is a veritable smorgasbord." Portmanteau word, from "litter" and "restauranteur."

LISTERATEUR - shared a combined Nobel Prize in Medicine for their work on germ theory and antisepsis. (Or would have, if there had been a Nobel Prize when they were active)
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Strange how many of this week's words are of European origin. English for all its richness is not yet the language of the Arts...

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APRICATE

PRONUNCIATION: (AP-ri-kayt)

MEANING:
verb intr.: To bask in the sun.
verb tr.: To expose to the sun.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin apricari (to bask in the sun). Earliest documented use: 1691. Despite a similar spelling, the word apricot has a different origin. It’s from Latin praecox (early-ripening).

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CAPRICATE - to turn into a goat

AGRICATE - to combine a whole bunch of little worthless swamps into one large farm

APRILATE - May

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GAPRICATE- to stare at


----please, draw me a sheep----
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