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SNIPE

PRONUNCIATION: (snyp)

MEANING:
noun:
1. Any of various long-billed birds inhabiting marshy areas.
2. A shot from a concealed position.

verb intr.:
1. To shoot from a concealed position.
2. To criticize in a harsh and unfair way, especially anonymously.

ETYMOLOGY: Probably of Scandinavian origin. The shooting sense comes from the practice of snipe hunting. Earliest documented use: 1325.
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SNILE - 1. the longest river in SAfrica
2. an ambivalent facial gesture, combining a sneer and a smile

STIPE - infinite reimbursement (payment without end)

SRIPE - the fruit is ready to eat

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Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Well, that's certainly not the Bees Knees...


...lol

I thought it was funny when I went back to the link (after I posted the image). Arrr! I'm not sure what this bannet says; maybe, "I'm busy."

kiss me quick

get a room

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DODO

PRONUNCIATION: (DO-do)

MEANING: noun:
1. An extinct, flightless bird from Mauritius, related to the pigeon but of the size of a turkey.
2. Someone or something that is old-fashioned, ineffective, or outdated.
3. A stupid person.

ETYMOLOGY: From Portuguese doudo/doido (silly, fool). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ors- (buttocks) which also gave us ass, cynosure, and squirrel. Earliest documented use: 1628

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DONO - what a physician should avoid before all other things (before "harm")

CODO - 1. work together; see also DIDO
2. last word in an arbitrary line in an arbitrary fisherman's sea chanty

DONDO - singular of DONDI, an extinct, flightless orphan from a 60-year-old comic strip

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Hodo-

Lodo-

Oodo-

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PODO AND TODO


----please, draw me a sheep----
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Originally Posted By: May
Hodo-

Lodo-

Oodo-



Daffy definitions?


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I'll take a shot at them:

HODO - G-d's bounty (from the Hebrew)

LODO - the yeast hasn't worked yet; give it more time to rise

÷ODO - what you make egg-bread from

(And speaking of Hebrew, be sure not to mix up PODO AND KODO with TOHU AND BOHU...)

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Hodo-

Lodo-

Oodo-



Daffy definitions?


Hodo. Keeping things "simple." It rarely is.

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MAGPIE

PRONUNCIATION: (MAG-py)

MEANING: noun:
1. Any of various birds, typically having a long tail and black-and-white plumage; also various other birds that resemble a magpie.
2. A chatterer.
3. A person who indiscriminately collect things, especially things of little value.

ETYMOLOGY: From Mag (a nickname for Margaret) + pie (magpie), from Latin pica (magpie). The use of the name Mag is from the stereotypical association of women with chattering. Magpies have a (rather undeserved) reputation for chattering and hoarding, but they are some of the most intelligent animals. Two other words coined after them are pied and pica. Earliest documented use: 1589.
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NAGPIE - an inveterate collector of things of little value who won't stop chattering about it

MANGPIE - a baked dessert made from a sweet aromatic tropical fruit

MAGPINE - a conifer that attracts iron

MAGNIE - any object that looks larger that it really is

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Tagpie- pie sent out at Christmas, often regifted

Lagpie- thy breath is like the Steeme of apples; busted

Agpie- pie used to transport vampire trappings; other ingredients include a deadly dose of garlic (Death at first bite)

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