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#96138 - 02/21/03 03:27 PM Re: Caroline's Corner  
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No 6 - psephology - is the "science" of voting-behaviour. This is the only one I know for certain ( and only two others that I'd even have a guess at!) and this is only because one of my friends and drinking companions (and erstwhile tutor) is a noted British psephologist!


#96139 - 02/21/03 03:35 PM Re: paroemiology  
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Paroemiographers (folks who write proverbs) and paroemologists (students of
proverbs) aren't the only ones interested in paroemiology (the subject of
proverbs). But while they're busy parsing proverbs, we'll present our $64,000
question: just how many synonyms does proverb have, anyway?
(From M-W)


#96140 - 02/21/03 03:39 PM Rephytocoenesis  
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Already posted in Animal Safari, I think. The condition in which plants are mutually
compatiible, and tend to be found together, though not actually dependent on each other.


#96141 - 02/21/03 03:44 PM Re:hippogryph  
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A fantasy, dungeons and dragons word:
The hippogryph, living far beyond the seas in the Rhiphaean Mountains, is the result of the
rare breeding of a male gryphon and a filly. It has the head, wings and front legs of a
gryphon, and the back and hind legs of a horse. It is a large powerful creature that can move
through the air more swiftly than ligthning. It figured in several of the legends of Charlemagne
as a mount for some of the knights.


#96142 - 02/21/03 04:25 PM Reepyllion  
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epyllion [pln]
n., pl. -lia [-l].
a miniature epic.
[from Greek, diminutive of
{epos}]


#96143 - 02/21/03 04:29 PM Re: psammophile  
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psammophile, sand-loving plant.


#96144 - 02/21/03 04:33 PM Re: psephology  
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Source: The Collins English Dictionary
1998 HarperCollins Publishers
psephology [sfld]
n. the statistical and sociological
study of elections.
[from Greek psephos pebble, vote +
{-logy}, from the ancient Greeks'
custom of voting with pebbles]
psephological [sfldkl]
adj.
psephologically adv.
psephologist n.


#96145 - 02/21/03 04:36 PM Re:ptomaine  
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A long time ago, some kinds of food poisoning were attributed to presence of a toxic
protein, called "ptomaine". It is no longer a valid diagnosis. One of my father's patients
told him he had "pantomime poisoning".


#96146 - 02/21/03 04:39 PM Re:ptosis  
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Drooping of upper eyelid due to nerve injury.
ptosis
n.
5ModL < Gr ptbsis, a fall, falling < piptein: see FEATHER6 a prolapse, or falling of some organ or part; esp., the drooping of the upper eyelid, caused by the paralysis of its muscle
pto4tic 73tik8
adj.



#96147 - 02/21/03 04:47 PM Re:cnemis  
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cnemis

n. shin bone. cnemial, a.

The gastrocnemius muscle is the muscle of the calf of the leg, so prized by the muscle boys.




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