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Re: treadle machine #47745
11/16/01 12:08 AM
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And, since we haven't gotten into tread and variations other than the treadle machine, there's also the treadmill.
And, speaking of treading, did you realize that that's the verb for copulation by a male bird? wwh, there really is a lot of fun to be found in reading the dictionary, in spite of its occasionally bitchiness...

Also, treading water, or walking in water...

And then there's those who tramp and those who trample...
(When you think of tramping around, betcha' never thought of tramping on the trampoline! Which, for some odd reason, reminds me of a kindergartner I once taught. I held up a tambourine and asked, "What is the name of this instrument?" All the hands went up; in kindergarten all the hands always go up. I called on a particularly vigorously waving hand, and the child to which it was attached answered confidently, "A tangerine!")

Edit: I just found another bird foot word:
zygodactyl - ( )
Having two toes pointing forward and two backwards


http://www.islandnet.com/~egbird/dict/z.htm


...still looking for an ornithologist

Re: Anichnogram #47746
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wwh: Here's all I could find on anichnogram on Google:

Here, in this book, is where you will find rhyming words like "flavicomous" and "auricomous" which refer to yellow hair and golden hair or "anichnogram" and "pelmatogram" which has to do with a footprint. Their definitions are listed in the glossary in the back of the book.

from: "Words to Rhyme With" by Willard R. Espy

http://www.epinions.com/book-review-78D5-7752225-3A2E2B97-prod1

It's probably the same url you encountered. However, I must note that it's a great Scrabble word to play upon gram. Seven letters added and all those bonus points, but it's probably not in the lexicon used for championship games, alas....

DubDub

PS: In Googling hamble, which resulted in nothing edifying, I came across the earliest known form of Egyptian amputation. And, since it involved the toe and a prosthetic toe, thought you might like reading about it on:

http://www.sciencenet.org.uk/slup/CuttingEdge/Jan01/toe.html

Re: what was that name? #47747
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pseudopod/pseudopodium = a stretch, but good to include among these footnotes as a prime examaple of a foot-not.
Kudos for foot-not, my dear.

it's destined to be a WAD word and probably nothing else save in my dreams. Bon soir...
But every word here is a WAD word...





Re: Footnotes #47748
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And don't forget the theatrical footlights!insel, are you there?


Re: too late smart #47749
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Have we mentioned first footing?

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footlights! #47750
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If we are nimble of foot we could trip the light fantastic-- in the glow of WO'N footlights..

and nimble of foot also leads to nimble toed--

i suppose trip above really means travel, not stumble.. which you could do if you have two left feet
and the next time you see see some one stumble, you can comment "Did you have a nice trip? See you again next fall." which is only polite to say when a mishap has damaged nothing more than their dignity--since it make them laugh, and distracts them from situation.


Re: footlights! #47751
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and the next time you see see some one stumble, you can comment "Did you have a nice trip? See you again next fall." which is only polite to say when a mishap has damaged nothing more than their dignity--since it make them laugh, and distracts them from situation.

Or next time some one trips : "I didn't realize you were falling for me." (running trippingly for -- ooops! -e)




Re: treadle machine #47752
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speaking of treading, did you realize that that's the verb for copulation by a male bird?

Hence the saying, "Fowls rush in where wise men fear to tread?"


Re: Footnotes #47753
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have we mentioned "toe the line" and "step to it"?

and one particularly apt for WW's original request for words that arise from our most direct connection: "round-heels broad".


Re: Footnotes #47754
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Ah another Flatline... i hid Round heel in my heading about Foot fetish.. (seems to be natural pairing.)

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