Thursday, July 14, 2005

Words of the Week - July 16

KWELA - a kind of danceable music popular among black South Africans; includes a whistle among its instruments

PASHM - fine wool of Kashmir goat.

MEGASS, MEGASSE - Same as bagasse. the dry dusty pulp that remains after juice is extracted
from sugar cane or similar plants

GOWF - a fun golf course card game?

GOWFERS - Someone who plays GOWF?

BUGSEED - form of tumbleweed.

SCYTALE - A species of serpent. Also is a tool used to perform a transposition cipher.

LASHINS - a great plenty

YAQONAS - A Fijian drink made from the powdered root of Piper methysticum (family Piperaceae);
excessive drinking of it causes a state of hyperexcitability and a loss of power in the
legs; chronic intoxication induces roughening of the skin and a state of debility.

COPAIVA - A more or less viscid, yellowish liquid, the bitter oleoresin of several
species of Copaifera, a genus of trees growing in South America and the West Indies.
It is stimulant and diuretic, and is much used in affections of the mucous membranes;
-- called also balsam of copaiba.

LANCEGAY, LANCEGAYE - A kind of spear anciently used. Its use was
prohibited by a statute of Richard II.

WETWARES - the human brain or a human being considered especially with
respect to human logical and computational capabilities.

1 comment:

alpha22 said...

LANCEGAYE not good.

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