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St Elmo's fire(noun) a phenomenon in which a luminous electrical discharge appears on a ship or aircraft during a storm.added
10 days ago
lightning chessA form of chess in which each player must move much faster than normal. Time is controlled by a clock or a buzzer. Failure to move within the time limit means forfeiture of the game.added
12 days ago
intellectual myopiaa phrase coined for stupidity.added
14 days ago
jib sheet(noun) SAILING a rope by which a jib is trimmed.added
14 days ago
orthoclaseNoun) a common rock-forming mineral occurring typically as white or pink crystals. It is a potassium-rich alkali feldspar and is used in ceramics and glass-making.added
14 days ago
bujutsu(noun) an umbrella term that covers all of the traditional Japanese martial arts such as Kenjutsu, SoJutsu, JoJutsu and so on and was originally the sole preserve of the Samurai though nowadays Bujutsu techniques are practiced by many people around the world.added
15 days ago
leaf hammer(noun) a blacksmith's specialist tooladded
15 days ago
breadnut(noun) the round, yellow or brown fruit of the ramon, Brosimum alicastrum, of the mulberry family, used, roasted or boiled, as a substitute for bread in the West Indies.added
15 days ago
fish diveballet term - a move in which the ballerina dives to be caught by her partner, with her head and shoulders just clear of the floor.added
16 days ago
navette cut(noun) A cut of jewel in the shape of a pointed oval; a jewel cut in such a shape.added
16 days ago
chokebore(noun) a bore in a shotgun that narrows toward the muzzle to prevent shot from scattering too widely.added
16 days ago
en brossehairstyle description - cut short and standing stiffly upright.added
16 days ago
quod erat demonstrandumQ.E.D for short - Latin term meaning "which was to be demonstrated": as added to the end of a proof to show that the point has been made.added
16 days ago
tangata whenua(noun) used to describe the Maori people of a particular locality, or as a whole as the original inhabitants of New Zealand.added
16 days ago
ondometer(noun) a device for measuring the frequency of radio waves.added
16 days ago
siderodromophobiaa fear of trains.added
16 days ago
maieusiophobiaan irrational fear of pregnancy or childbirth.added
16 days ago
logum(noun) stage provided by the flat roof of the proscenium, in an ancient Greek theatre.added
16 days ago
gouttes(noun) in heraldry - droplets depicted on a shield or coat of arms.added
17 days ago
ulnar loopA fingerprint or palmprint pattern that consists of a loop which opens toward the ulna side of the hand (little finger side).added
17 days ago
sleekit(Scottish) adjective - crafty or sly.added
22 days ago
macaronic versehumerous verse written in a jumble of languages.added
22 days ago
topophobianoun - the fear of a particular place.added
22 days ago
lyssophobiaNoun - an excessive fear of rabies.added
22 days ago
pnigophobianoun - an irrational fear of choking.added
22 days ago

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