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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:35 am
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi
Algot Runeman wrote:upcycle

If Bob were to use some more pallet wood to construct a bird droppings collector underneath the feeder and produce biofuel, there would be less doubt about his upcycling achievements.

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:25 am
by Algot Runeman
sophist

/ˈsɒfɪst/
noun
1 A paid teacher of philosophy and rhetoric in Greece in the Classical and Hellenistic periods, associated in popular thought with moral scepticism and specious reasoning.
1.1 A person who reasons with clever but false arguments.

Origin
Mid 16th century: via Latin from Greek sophistēs, from sophizesthai ‘devise, become wise’, from sophos ‘wise’.

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Classical Greeks paid sophists to teach philosophy. Today, we pay them for a seminar "How to Get Rich By Spending Other Peoples' Money".

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:12 am
by voralfred
Would il be sophistry to argue that anyone who has liked the book Les Malheurs de Sophie should also be called a sophist ?

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:47 am
by Algot Runeman
voralfred wrote:Would il be sophistry to argue that anyone who has liked the book Les Malheurs de Sophie should also be called a sophist ?


Et, alors, je le vais lire.

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:35 am
by Algot Runeman
appetitive

/əˈpɛtɪtɪv/
adjective
Characterized by a natural desire to satisfy bodily needs.

Origin
Mid 16th century: from French appétitif or medieval Latin appetitivus, from appetire ‘seek after’ (see appetite).

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I am always vaguely seeking solutions to my appetitive excesses. Moderation and I have a vague aquaintance. Overdo, enjoy, a junk food sybarite, that's me.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:07 am
by Algot Runeman
bookmark

/ˈbʊkmɑːk/
noun
1 A strip of leather, card, or other material, used to mark one's place in a book.
1.1 A record of the address of a website, file, or other data made to enable quick access in future.
verb
[with object]
Record the address of (a website, file, etc.) to enable quick access in future.

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Bob will send 3D printed bookmarks to any of his friends who send a DM to request one.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:20 am
by Algot Runeman
bezel

/ˈbɛz(ə)l/
noun
1 A grooved ring holding the cover of a watch face or other instrument in position.
1.1 A groove holding the crystal of a watch or the stone of a gem in its setting.

Origin
Late 16th century: from Old French, of unknown origin.

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"Watch out", advised the jeweler.

"This watch is only water resistant. Do not wear it in the pool or a hot shower. The gold bezel will not be harmed by the pool chemicals, of course, but this is a luxury watch, not a sports model. And the band is Billingsian* leather, of course."

* A marketing reference to Chrysler's "Corinthian leather" which had nothing to do with exotic Corinth. In this case, the leather actually did come from the region around Billings, Montana.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:38 pm
by Algot Runeman
tramlines

/ˈtramlʌɪnz/
noun
A pair of parallel lines, especially at the sides of a tennis court (enclosing the extra width used in doubles play) or at the sides or back of a badminton court.

Origin
Late 19th century: from the resemblance to the rails for a tram.

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Tom took the trolly to the club where he was a regular line judge for the tramlines on court number one.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:43 am
by Algot Runeman
paraph

/ˈparaf/
noun
A flourish after a signature, originally as a precaution against forgery.

Origin
Late Middle English (denoting a paragraph): from French paraphe, from medieval Latin paraphus (contraction of paragraphus ‘short horizontal stroke’).

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Antonio angrily attached his signature to the missive, completing it with greater-than-usual emphasis on his terminal paraph.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:40 am
by Algot Runeman
torse

/tɔːs/
noun
Heraldry
A wreath.

Origin
Late 16th century: from obsolete French, from Latin torta, feminine past participle of torquere ‘twist’.

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The torse, in red and blue, draped the helmet at the top of the heraldic display.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:18 am
by voralfred
Algot Runeman wrote:tramlines

/ˈtramlʌɪnz/
noun
A pair of parallel lines, especially at the sides of a tennis court (enclosing the extra width used in doubles play) or at the sides or back of a badminton court.

Origin
Late 19th century: from the resemblance to the rails for a tram.

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Tom took the trolly to the club where he was a regular line judge for the tramlines on court number one.

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I first found this post appetitive, foreseeing I could make a pun on tramlines vs public transportation.
Reading further, I fivesaw you had already made it. I didn't gave up and decided to wait and sixsee for a further opportunity. And then I sevensaw the possibility for more fun...

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:24 am
by voralfred
Algot Runeman wrote:bezel

/ˈbɛz(ə)l/
noun
1 A grooved ring holding the cover of a watch face or other instrument in position.
1.1 A groove holding the crystal of a watch or the stone of a gem in its setting.

Origin
Late 16th century: from Old French, of unknown origin.

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"Watch out", advised the jeweler.

"This watch is only water resistant. Do not wear it in the pool or a hot shower. The gold bezel will not be harmed by the pool chemicals, of course, but this is a luxury watch, not a sports model. And the band is Billingsian* leather, of course."

(...)


I hope the customer did not buy the watch using ill-gained money obtained by cheating with "biseauté" cards.

As it turned out, I found that bezel is related to the word biseau in french, which means oblique, slanting, skew, sidelong, sideways and bevel, but curiously, bezel seems to have a somewhat different meaning.
The proper english phrase for those cards, rather for magic tricks than for cheating for money, seems to be "tapered cards" or "stripper deck" but Wiki does mention the phrase "biseauté deck".

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:32 am
by Algot Runeman
flatcar

/ˈflatkɑː/
noun
North American
A railway freight wagon without a roof or sides.

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OO \-----/ OO

I'm in the midst of doing a 3D project series which began with a steam engine. Doing a flatcar is the second component of a train set because it works well on its own, but also serves as the base for all the other cars down the "line". :lol: Rolling this 3D work into WotD is a cheat of sorts, I guess, but flatcar is new to the forum topic!

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:10 pm
by voralfred
Algot Runeman wrote:flatcar

/ˈflatkɑː/
noun
North American
A railway freight wagon without a roof or sides.

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OO \-----/ OO

I'm in the midst of doing a 3D project series which began with a steam engine. Doing a flatcar is the second component of a train set because it works well on its own, but also serves as the base for all the other cars down the "line". :lol: Rolling this 3D work into WotD is a cheat of sorts, I guess, but flatcar is new to the forum topic!

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I am flatcargasted ( :oops: the pun is very weak :oops: , but it is the only thing I could imagine) by your marvels in 3D :clap: :clap: :clap: .
Does your steam engine actually work ?
And could you 3D a BB engine like this one https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SNCF_Class_BB_9200

(since I never know whether an image is protected, and how to properly give credits, I prefer to give a pointer rather than present the image myself)

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:07 am
by Algot Runeman
isolette

[ahy-suh-let]
noun
Trademark.
1. a brand of incubator for premature or other newborn infants, providing controlled temperature, humidity, and oxygen levels and having armholes through which the infant can be reached with minimum disturbance to the controlled environment.

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Victor squirmed, scrunched his tiny face and curled his toes, all the newborn tricks he could muster as he lay, almost comfortable in an isolette of the hospital nursery.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:37 am
by Algot Runeman
shapka

/ˈʃapkə/
noun
A brimless Russian hat of fur or sheepskin.

Origin
Russian, literally ‘hat’.

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Sergey shook the snow from his shapka and bulky overcoat before entering the house. Stamping his boots did more to shake the building than it did to dislodge the snow wedged in the tread of the soles.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:38 am
by Algot Runeman
bibimbap

/ˈbiːbɪmbap/
noun
mass noun
A Korean dish consisting of rice topped with sautéed vegetables, chili paste, and beef or other meat, sometimes with the addition of a raw or fried egg.

Origin
Korean, literally ‘mixed rice’.

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Charlie chewed his bibimbap contentedly even though the heat of the chili paste was a little above his comfort level.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:07 am
by voralfred
Algot Runeman wrote:shapka

/ˈʃapkə/
noun
A brimless Russian hat of fur or sheepskin.

Origin
Russian, literally ‘hat’.

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Sergey shook the snow from his shapka and bulky overcoat before entering the house. Stamping his boots did more to shake the building than it did to dislodge the snow wedged in the tread of the soles.

(...)


I would think that a shapka would be more appropriate to enter a dacha, or even maybe an isba rather than a simple house. And if the dacha/isba is in the extreme north-east of Siberia, maybe Sergey could enjoy a little bibimbap to warm himself after he got in. To say nothing of a little vodka to chase it down.

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:55 pm
by Algot Runeman
voralfred wrote:I would think that a shapka would be more appropriate to enter a dacha, or even maybe an isba rather than a simple house. And if the dacha/isba is in the extreme north-east of Siberia, maybe enjoy a little bibimbap.


Point taken. Dacha very much.

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:40 pm
by Algot Runeman
mudra

/ˈmʌdrə/
noun
1 A symbolic hand gesture used in Hindu ceremonies and statuary, and in Indian dance.
1.1 A movement or pose in yoga.

Origin
From Sanskrit mudrā ‘sign or token’.

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Tony took time to demonstrate the gyan mudra, but also pointed out that in the US, a rotation of the hand alters the meaning to 'OK".

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:04 am
by voralfred
Algot Runeman wrote:mudra

/ˈmʌdrə/
noun
1 A symbolic hand gesture used in Hindu ceremonies and statuary, and in Indian dance.
1.1 A movement or pose in yoga.

Origin
From Sanskrit mudrā ‘sign or token’.

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Tony took time to demonstrate the gyan mudra, but also pointed out that in the US, a rotation of the hand alters the meaning to 'OK".

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The shadow of a gyan mudra, projected on distant a white screen, could look like a gyan bunny, I mean a giant bunny..

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:26 am
by Algot Runeman
could look like a gyan bunny, I mean a giant bunny..


Hardy, har, har.

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:59 am
by Algot Runeman
mistake

/mɪˈsteɪk/
noun
1 An act or judgement that is misguided or wrong.
1.1 Something, especially a word, figure, or fact, which is not correct; an inaccuracy.
verb
mistook, mistaken
[with object]
1 Be wrong about.
1.1 mistake someone/something for Wrongly identify someone or something as.

Origin
Late Middle English (as a verb): from Old Norse mistaka ‘take in error’, probably influenced in sense by Old French mesprendre.

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Today's word comes to you by way of a mistake at the dictionary site which is still showing yesterday's mudra. Such a goof can be forgiven, I suppose. We all stumble in our daily efforts.

Of all the foods he must limit since bariatric surgery, Todd will miss steak the most.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:39 am
by Algot Runeman
equivalent

/ɪˈkwɪv(ə)l(ə)nt/
adjective
1 Equal in value, amount, function, meaning, etc.
1.1 equivalent to Having the same or a similar effect as.
1.2 Mathematics Belonging to the same equivalence class.

Origin
Late Middle English (describing persons who were equal in power or rank): via Old French from late Latin aequivalent- ‘being of equal worth’, from the verb aequivalere, from aequi- ‘equally’ + valere ‘be worth’.

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Different tools which accomplish the same task are equivalent, sort of.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:59 am
by Algot Runeman
cerise

/sɛˈriːs//sɛˈriːz/
noun
mass noun
A light clear red colour.
as modifier ‘a bright cerise suit’

Origin
Mid 19th century: from French, literally ‘cherry’.

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Sherry's cerise lipstick contained no ceruse, a white-lead no longer used in cosmetics. Refuse to confuse.

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