Saturday, October 03, 2009


Almucantar- a line of celestial latitude

thrang- filled

Barcelona- old apartments in Oak Cliff I lived in for five years

Amethyst = Jyestha

porismatic- pertaining to a proposition that affirms the possibility of finding conditions that will render a certain problem either indeterminate or capable of innumerable solutions

flerd- a trick or snare

Mira = the star Omicron Ceti

Liber Logaeth = Doctor Dee’s Enochian grimoire

Moorawathimeering- (Aboriginal word) the Land of the Lost, a sanctuary for outcasts

oolongphaeic- dusky as the taste of oolong tea

slub- thick mire

aidle- to earn one’s bread indifferently well

dernely = secretly

atninga- (Abo.) a vengeance party

dealth- a division; a share

wishness = silence

khamsin- a warm, dry wind from the Sahara

yowee- (Abo.) the spirit of death

tallabilla- (Abo.) outlaw

eulowirree- (Abo.) the rainbow

ilka = every

mellsylvester = honeysuckle

rightful mind- (Newspeak) patriotism

smoking mirror = Tezcatlipoca, the Aztec trickster god

Virginia Opossum- once sponsored by the store where I work

zarf- an ornamental coffeecup holder; a frame

clyte- to suddenly alight

vaib- (Glaugnea) the characteristic excellence of one’s psychological type

coolth = coolness

jairce- (Gl.) the smell of rain on the wind

karcist- a summoner of spirits

lurg- a marine worm

fulmar- a seabird that can spit oil

Curufin- father of Celebrimbor

ogmic- pertaining to ogham

sobornost- (Russian) feeling of fellowship

sharawadji- pertaining to an aesthetic of combining opposites

toom- having boiled over

zonda- a hot wind of the Argentine pampas

chull- Central Asian wasteland

walburn- (Spook word) cryptographic equipment

batiushka- (Rus.) "little father," a nickname for the Tsar

railgun = (an undefined Spook Word)

oiwi- (Hawaiian) native

waam-waam = the Pluriverse

Xanadu- a plateau on Titan

walg- (Abo.) homeland, patria

kalavinka- (Rus.) bird with human head

scroggy = stunted

Big Nightfall- when the oil runs out

thalassa- (Greek) the sea

ibrik- Turkish coffeemaker

giardino- (Italian) garden

ryotwar- a system of collecting land rent or taxes in which the government settlement is made directly with the peasants

chirg- (Pashto) sharp, clever, well-made

harfang- a large arctic owl

Zaqaziq- a place in Albania, useful in constructing English pangrams

ordalic- pertaining to ordeals

qucaq- (Azerbaijani) hug

yarons- years

Xibalba- the Maya underworld

lurry- tumult; jumble of sounds

padishah- emperor

frith- a safe place; in Watership Down, the God of the rabbits

rhyparographic- pertaining to the depiction of humble subjects

arrack = arak

Ogpu- forerunner of the KGB

mukataba- a contractual agreement in which a slave may eventually buy his freedom

shigol- (Korean) country

latifundia- landed properties

Al Azif- the sound of the wind; the proper name of the book known as the Necronomicon

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