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Old 02-10-2014, 01:04 PM   #311
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zarf - a holder, usually of ornamental metal, for a coffee cup without a handle. Random House Dictionary
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Old 02-10-2014, 03:52 PM   #312
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pf, how do you make your selections for this word of the day thread?
They come in my e-mail every day...
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Old 02-11-2014, 08:01 AM   #313
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gourmandise:
To eat food in a gluttonous manner; to gorge; to make a pig of oneself.
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Old 02-11-2014, 01:45 PM   #314
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gourmandise:
To eat food in a gluttonous manner; to gorge; to make a pig of oneself.
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That really surprised me. I'm used to it being used as in French in the following sense:

Noun

gourmandise f (plural gourmandises)
  1. delicacy (a pleasing food)
Or in the sense that the French Wikipedia article puts it:


La gourmandise est un désir d'aliments jugés particulièrement agréables...


The gourmandise is a desire for foods that are considered particularly pleasing.
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Old 02-12-2014, 08:38 AM   #315
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snappish:
Exhibiting irritation or impatience; curt; irascible.
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Old 02-13-2014, 08:49 AM   #316
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troika:
1. A Russian carriage drawn by a team of three horses abreast.
2. A party or group of three.
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Old 02-14-2014, 09:44 AM   #317
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elope:
(intransitive, of an unmarried person) To run away secretly for the
purpose of getting married with one's intended spouse; to marry in a
quick or private fashion, especially without a public period of
engagement.
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Old 02-15-2014, 11:42 AM   #318
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bridge the gap:
(idiomatic) To serve as or create a connection between two disconnected
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Old 02-16-2014, 01:10 PM   #319
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treknobabble:
A kind of technobabble particular to the Star Trek universe, with a
particularly heavy emphasis on configurations of pseudoscientific
particles and waves.
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Good one, Princess! Being a Trekkie, I love it!

By the way, why don't they show some of the Voyager series. I miss that one a lot.
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