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Forum: Writer's Corner 03-04-2011
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Re: Logophiles Unite!

Borborygmus (n)

Background:
From the Greek word meaning "to rumble." Borborygmus is onomatopoeic – because it sounds, at least to the Ancient Greeks, just like the thing it describes.


Simply...
Forum: Writer's Corner 12-16-2010
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Posted By ablethevoice
Re: Logophiles Unite!

Bellicose: aggression; a willingness to fight (CF "pugnacious")

Cotyledon: the first green leaves to break ground when a seed sprouts.

Tryptych: a work of art (usually a panel painting) which...
Forum: Writer's Corner 12-16-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 8,323
Posted By ablethevoice
Re: Logophiles Unite!

Two words which come to mind:

Distaff:

1 a : a staff for holding the flax, tow, or wool in spinning
b : woman's work or domain
2 : the female branch or side of a family

Until i...
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