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BOOTLEG

PRONUNCIATION: (BOOT-leg)

MEANING:
verb tr., intr.: To make, sell, or transport something illegally.
noun: Something illegally made, sold, or distributed.
adjective: Made, sold, or distributed illegally.

ETYMOLOGY: From the practice of concealing a liquor flask in the leg of a boot. Earliest documented use: 1889.
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BOOTLUG - the nut used to keep the trunk of a British vehicle locked

BOATLEG - one part of a sailing race

BOOTLOG - the daily entries of a German U-boat commander

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BOATLEG - having undergone a ship replacement.

Oops, sorry, Wofa. I didn't see you there.

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No huhu; never a problem having another definition!

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autolycans- are one of the primary factions in the transformer mythos

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AUTOLYCAN

PRONUNCIATION: (o-TOL-uh-kuhn)

MEANING: adjective: Characterized by thievery or trickery.

ETYMOLOGY: From Autolycus, the son of Hermes and Chione in Greek mythology, who was skilled in theft and trickery. He was able to make himself (or things he touched) invisible, which greatly helped him in his trade. Shakespeare named a con artist after Autolycus in A Winter’s Tale. Earliest documented use: 1890.
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AUTOGLYCAN - a long chain-like molecule that forms out of a soup of small sugar molecules without need of a catalyst

TAUTOLYCAN - self-evidently able

ALTOLYCAN - a she-wolf with a low-pitched voice

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AUTOLYCAB – self-propelled taxi, as distinguished from a cab that is propelled horsely.

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"...propelled horsely" crazy


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

PRONUNCIATION: (hur-kyuh-LEE-uhn, hur-KYOO-lee-)

MEANING: adjective:
1. Requiring extraordinary strength or effort.
2. Having great strength or size.

ETYMOLOGY: From Hercules, the son of Zeus and Alcmene in Greek mythology. Hercules performed many feats requiring extraordinary strength and effort, such as cleaning the Augean stables. Earliest documented use: 1594.
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FERCULEAN - made of iron and copper

HERCLEAN - Mr Clean's wife

HERCULEXAN - an extremely strong clear plastic to form into storm windows and doors (see also "Gorilla Glass")

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TITAN

PRONUNCIATION: (TYT-n)

MEANING: noun: A person, organization, or thing of great strength, size, or achievement.

ETYMOLOGY: From Titan, any of a family of giant gods in Greek mythology who were overthrown by Zeus and company. Atlas was a titan. Earliest documented use: 1412.
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TIXAN - along with chiggers, what you get camping out if you aren't careful

MITAN - 1. what the three little kitans lost;
2. a graduate of an engineering school in Cambridge, MA

TATAN - a plaid worn by the Boston Scottish

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SIREN SONG

PRONUNCIATION: (SYR-uhn song)

MEANING: noun: An enticing appeal that ultimately leads to disaster.

ETYMOLOGY: From Siren, one of a group of sea nymphs, whose enchanting singing lured sailors to shipwreck on the rocks around their island. Also see femme fatale. Earliest documented use: 1568.
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STIREN' SONG - a real tear-jerker

SIRE NO SONG - words from the Jester with laryngitis

SIREN BONG - too many smokers at once really make it wail

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