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GNATHON

PRONUNCIATION: (NAY-thee-on)

MEANING: noun: The lowest part of the chin.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin, from Greek gnathos (jaw). Ultimately from the Indo-European root genu- (jawbone, chin), which also gave us chin, gnathic, prognathous, and Sanskrit hanu (jaw). Hanuman (literally, having a large jaw) is the name of a monkey god in the Hindu pantheon. Earliest documented use: 1888.
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NATHON - maker of famous Coney Island Hot Dogs

GNAT ION - what powers Lightning Bug flashes

GLATHON - what lispers put more when repairing their broken windows

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APPANAGE or APANAGE

PRONUNCIATION: (AP-uh-nij)

MEANING: noun:
1. An allowance given for the maintenance of a member of a royal family.
2. A perk associated with a job or a position.

ETYMOLOGY: From French apanage, from apaner (to endow), from Latin appanare, from ad- (toward) + panis (bread). Earliest documented use: 1602.
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APRANAGE - when a child starts cooking and needs to cover his clothing with something washable

APIANAGE - when Honeybees ruled the world

AMANAGE - mushroom poisoning with A. phylloides

APPANATE or APANATE - one before the mountains comprising the "backbone" of the Italian peninsula

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INTERLARD

PRONUNCIATION: (in-tuhr-LAHRD)

MEANING: verb tr.: To mix, insert, or intersperse, especially with something extraneous.

ETYMOLOGY: From French entrelarder (to interlard), from entre (inter-) + larder (to lard), from Latin laridum (bacon fat). Earliest documented use: 1533.

NOTES: Originally, to interlard was to mix layers of bacon or fat with other meat. Over time, the term began to be used metaphorically. For example, to interlard a speech with jokes.

INNERLARD - intra-abdominal fat, supposedly more atherogenic than subcutaneous fat

INTERBARD - folksingers' preferred means of communicating with each other

'INTERLAND - a Cockney's name for the often uncharted areas far away from a coastal district or a river's banks

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CAKE EATER

PRONUNCIATION: (KAYK ee-tuhr)

MEANING: noun:
1. A self-indulgent person who leads a life of ease and pleasure.
2. A ladies’ man.

ETYMOLOGY: From cake, from Old Norse kaka + eater, from eat, from Old English etan. Earliest documented use: 1791.

NOTES: If the poor peasants don’t have bread, “Let them eat cake.” The French queen Marie Antoinette (1755-1793) never said those words...
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CAKE, MATER ? - Mommy, may I have some more dessert, please?

CAFE EATER - someone who takes all his meals in a cantina, only it's in Paris rather than Madrid

CAKE? ENTER! - You say you're deiivering for Carvel? Come right in!

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GRUBSTAKE

PRONUNCIATION: (GRUHB-stayk)

MEANING: noun: 1. Funds supplied for launching an enterprise in return for a share of the profits.
2. Money or other assistance provided to sustain someone in difficult circumstances.
verb tr.: To supply with funds.

ETYMOLOGY: From grub (food) + stake (share). The term has origins in gold mining, where miners would get investors to fund their efforts in return for a cut of the profits. Earliest documented use: 1863.
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GRUBS TALE - a naked snail's biography

DRUB-STAKE - a stick smaller than a man's thumb, which in old English common law was OK for a man to beat his wife with, otensibly

GRUBSTARE - the look of horror at finding half a grub in the apple you just bit into

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APPLESAUCE

PRONUNCIATION: (AP-uhl-saws)

MEANING: noun: Nonsense; lies.

ETYMOLOGY: From applesauce, made from puréed apples, often sweetened and spiced. Earliest documented use: 1672, metaphorically from 1920s.
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APPLESAUCER - has a picture of a luscious apple on it; to put your cider cup on

APP: LE SAUTÉ - your iPhone can help you train for the long jump in next summer's Paris Olympics

APPLE'S AuCl - and it's made with a proprietary compound of Gold Chloride

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NEOPHOBIA

PRONUNCIATION: (nee-oh/uh-FOH-bee-uh)

MEANING: noun: The fear or dislike of the new.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek neo- (new) + -phobia (fear). Earliest documented use: 1886.
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NETPHOBIA - afraid of computer online uses

NEMOPHOBIA - fear of clownfish

NEROPHOBIA - fear of rulers who are indifferent in time of crisis

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APPLESOURCE – orchard

AMPLESOURCE – cornucopia

APPLEFORCE – Newtonian gravity

APPLEHORSE – folk etymology for 'dappled horse'

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GRUBSTATE – oven temperature

GRUBTAKE – supermarket theft

GRABSTAKE – aid for pedestrians in icy conditions

GRUBSAKE – 'For Grubsake' – minced oath

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CAKE PETER – rock cake (British)

CAKE EATEN – now you can't have it

CAKE METER – surgical device for monitoring obesity

CAKE SWEETER – Qu'ils mangent de la brioche

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