Saturday, May 14, 2005

Words of the day ;-))

tri·mer ( P ) Pronunciation Key (trmr)n.
A molecule formed by combining three identical smaller molecules.
[tri- + (poly)mer.]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary, © 2002

sord ( P ) Pronunciation Key (sôrd)n.
A flight of mallards. See Synonyms at flock1.
[Middle English sorde, from sorden, to rise up in flight, from Old French sordre, from Latin surgere, to rise. See surge.] Omg, the original "three ducks on the wall" of Aussie kitsch? lol


OK, I can accept :
toft = (chiefly British) a homestead, hillock;
burlers = knots, lumps or slubs in yarn or cloth, or on a tree;
soke = in early English law, the right of local jurisdiction, or the area over which this prevailed;

but reis tripped dictionary.com out to real; i.e. someone has used a literati cheat? *grrr*

1 Comments:

Blogger Sebastian Aristos said...

You lost me with the 'slub'. And the last sentence totally went over my head.

5:38 pm  

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