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Old 11-19-2013, 07:57 AM   #211
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omega:
1. The final letter of the Greek alphabet.
2. (idiomatic) The end; the final, last or ultimate in a series.
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Old 11-19-2013, 12:45 PM   #212
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silk

noun
  • a fine, strong, soft, lustrous fiber produced by silkworms in making cocoons and collected to make thread and fabric.
  • [often as modifier] thread or fabric made from the fiber produced by the silkworm:a silk shirt
  • (silks) garments made from silk, especially as worn by a jockey in the colors of a particular horse owner.
  • Riding a cover worn over a riding hat made from a silklike fabric.
  • British informal a Queen’s (or King’s) Counsel. [so named because of the right accorded to wear a gown made of this cloth]
  • any silklike threads that grow in plants, such as at the end of an ear of corn or in a milkweed pod.
silk: definition of silk in Oxford dictionary - American English (US)
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:04 AM   #213
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spoiler:
1. One who spoils; a plunderer, pillager, despoiler.
2. A document, review or comment that discloses the ending or some key
surprise or twist in a story.
3. (automotive) A device to reduce lift and increase downforce.
4. (US, chiefly politics, sports) An individual, unable to win themselves,
who spoils the chances of another's victory.
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:09 AM   #214
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yana:
(Buddhism) Any of the three modes or methods of Buddhist spiritual
practice; Mahayana, Hinayana and Vajrayana.
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Old 11-22-2013, 07:51 AM   #215
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zygon:
1. (anatomy) In the cerebrum, the short crossbar or stem that connects the
two pairs of branches of an H-shaped fissure.
2. (music) An affinity or connection in a piece of music between tones,
chords, or phrases, such that one part appears to repeat, to imitate, or
to derive from the other, especially when perceived as an organising
force in the music.
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Old 11-23-2013, 01:25 PM   #216
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donna:
A lady, especially a noblewoman; the title given to a lady in Italy.
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Old 11-24-2013, 09:43 AM   #217
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scriptorium:
A room set aside for the copying, writing, or illuminating of
manuscripts and records, especially such a room in a monastery.
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That immediately brings to mind "The Name of the Rose," a beautiful 1986 movie starring Sean Connery. It's a should-see for fans of 14th century times. Thanks for the mental poke, PF.
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That immediately brings to mind "The Name of the Rose," a beautiful 1986 movie starring Sean Connery. It's a should-see for fans of 14th century times. Thanks for the mental poke, PF.
It did for me, too Tin. One of my favorite movies.
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Old 11-25-2013, 08:07 AM   #220
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rani:
1. The wife of a rajah.
2. A Hindu princess or female ruler in India.
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