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Mar. 7th, 2016 | 12:48 pm

More Unusual Definitions, courtesy of yours truly:

demonstrate, v.

of a werewolf: to shapeshift into human form. (contrast remonstrate.)

"Allow me to demonstrate."

disgavel, v.

of a judge: to remove from office; to defrock.

palimpsest, adj. /pæˈlɪmpsɛst/

most resembling an elephant.

"Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the palimpsest one of all?"
— Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, first draft (rejected)

remonstrate, v.

of a werewolf: to shapeshift into wolf form. (contrast demonstrate.)

velocity, n.

a bicycle-friendly town.

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Eric (Pingouin!...)

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from: malver
date: Mar. 14th, 2016 09:49 pm (UTC)
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Have seen the word "palimpsest" more in the last 2 years i think than in the 44 before them. (Also: title of a novella by Charles Stross; at a plot point of one of Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next novels...)

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Mar. 14th, 2016 09:56 pm (UTC)
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Oh, interesting, how come?

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