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Thursday, July 07, 2005

Some Words

struldbrug: (from Gulliver's Travels) a being incapable of dying but doomed to age eternally

jerboa: a mouselike jumping rodent

pilchard: a small fatty fish, usually canned

cracknel: a hard brittle biscuit

oratio recta: straight speech: actual or direct speech

oratio obliqua: indirect speech: reported speech, or relatingby another that is modified and indirect

gamboge: this color