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#62923 03/29/02 07:57 PM Brick and mortar OED comes up blank. I suppose we could break it down into Latin roots; what book did the Österreicher friend get this word out of?
#62924 03/29/02 08:03 PM Dear Max: I think the Austrian needs a new keyboard. Her "e" just isn't working.
#62925 03/29/02 08:05 PM Maybe it's a factitious word, like absquatulate. Does the prefix ab-- have a particular meaning? I ask because absquatulate reminds me of abscond, in beginning sounds and somewhat in meaning. Is squatulate a word?
#62926 03/29/02 09:37 PM The word reminds me of "equilibrium".
Maybe the two are related.
#62927 03/29/02 10:22 PM you guys ought to listen to dr. bill now and then; sometimes he gets onto something. :-/
equilibristic a., of, pertaining to, or characteristic of, an equilibrist (One who is skilled in feats of balancing; esp. a rope-walker, acrobat.)
#62928 03/29/02 10:37 PM Yeah! I figured it was a missing E at the beginning of the word, but got here too late (sometimes I have to work ). Good on ya, Dr. Bill.
#62930 03/29/02 11:37 PM Did anyone notice that Apples + Oranges posted, despite the fact that that name is no longer in the database?
Come in, blithe spirit? Boy, the ectoplasm is sure cold around here!
The idiot also known as Capfka ...
#62931 03/30/02 01:11 AM Did anyone notice that Apples + Oranges posted, despite the fact that that name is no longer in the database?
Yep, and she (I think--sorry if I misremember) still gets Private Messages, too---unless it went into the ether.
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