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    pandohymethelia- That day that humans are frozen in place for a full day (There are actually 366 days in a year ... or 367), while pandas take over the planet, and dress and act like humans. Is considered the major contributing factor to lost socks.

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    mandofunclbun - When serving food, the act of surreptitiously retaining the best-looking portion for yourself.

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    inclimicon - conventions held in the wrong places at the wrong time of year, that you have to go to anyway




    margleflag
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    "Oh, you cant help that," said the Cat. "Were all mad here. Im mad. Youre mad."
    "How do you know Im mad?" said Alice.
    "You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldnt have come here.

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    margleflag - The signal flown from the highest point on a naval vessel when in harbor, indicating that the commanding officer is suffering from gastric distress.


    jastecusate

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    Are you referring to the abstract, if archaic, Illyrian noun, pronounced "Jyay- schtick--Koo--SASTAY" (always remember that Illyrian nouns are conjugated terminally and labially) ? Or do you mean the verb to jastecusate (Old Norse--pronounced "Yass--TAY-- coo--zhtaight" and used in the pluperfect (remember, the pluperfect in Old Norse is always identified by the suffix zhtaight); ie--and in partial translation: "I had recently jastecusated but the barmaid paid me no never mind" ? Please be more Passiphic.


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    Passiphic – I had no luck tracking that word through the usual avenues. Fortunately, I located a hand written dictionary passed down to me by my great-grandmother on my mother’s side. The word spelled ‘passific’ is used to describe anything that aids in the birthing of a calf, during an especially difficult pregnancy.

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    ganuflastine - A type of glass vessel used in alchemical laboratories in 18th century northeastern Italy (and perhaps as far south and east as the Dalmatian coast) for experimentation in extracting a factor from the blood of mouflon that was thought to confer extreme surefootedness on those who consumed it.

    strydulophagophony

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    strydulophagophony - An instrument designed as a suit with miniature pipes threaded throughout. The instrument is designed to play a music piece at the stride of the ‘player’, so working much like a player piano – the actual piece is programmed into the instrument, no keys are pressed. The player must keep pace with the tune to play it properly. A forty year old man, who suffered a massive heart attack whilst playing flight of the bumblebee, is suing the designer – which is why the suit is now in storage.

    thrastotineal
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    thrastotineal of or pertaining to the thrastotin, those mischievous little creatures that shred toilet paper and then blame the poor innocent cat.

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    Neiwmexar: A behind-the-scenes helper in traditional Chinese stage productions, whose job it is to make sure the flying wires that cause the performers to leap and fight in mid-air do not get tangled together.

    Simuroodle

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    Simuroodle: An exercise where an actor must simulate a noodle frying in a pan. It's in a list of such exercises. The easiest is the dejected tomato. The most difficult, rarely achieved, is the IBM Wheelwriter.


    forlormalse
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    forlormalse: A poetical form of the Alsatian dialect, used in the first half of the seventeenth century for the composition of dirges, verses commemorating long-dead heroes and virtuous women, and sonnets about unrequited love. It fell from use after the last poet who utilized it died of consumption in a garret in Strasbourg.


    quintorrendiality

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    Quintorrendiality: a word coined by Tarantino to describe his merging of two clashing realities. A dark world filled with assassins and monsters, and the mundane world where two hitmen can discuss the intricacies of fast food in France.

    chankoshantix
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    chankoshantix: A jocular (and intentionally disrespectful) alternate spelling of Tschankotschiantics, a health regime and philosophy that enjoyed a brief but intense vogue in 1920s resort towns in the south of France (especially in the Frejus-to-Cannes area), established by a reputed member of a cadet branch of the deposed Russian imperial family, Princess Tschankotschanskaya. Artichokes and wild jasmine honey, applied both internally and externally, figured prominently in Tschankotschiantics.


    pallaxomane

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    Pallaxomane: The noble steed of Gandalf the Grey's lesser-known wizard compatriot, Bridegul the Beige, from some recently discovered notes of J.R.R. Tolkien's found in an old Velveeta box. With the Velveeta still inside.

    Aethygarn

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    Aethygarn – An organ, that was present in Neandertals, located somewhere between the liver and the gall bladder, which prevented you from sneezing and farting at the same time. Now it just makes your head explode.

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    Chipzutwain: One of the earliest examples of commuter transport, it was a wagon that made the rounds between three villages on an island in the Hebrides in the 1450s. But since there was no particular reason why anyone would have wanted to go from one of these villages to another as they were all more or less the same, the idea of commuting didn't catch on for several more centuries.

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