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Dormouse559 wrote: anvilicious adj - (fandom slang) Conveyed in a heavy-handed, unsubtle way; preachy (according to Wiktionary)
ceid donn wrote: lemsip - generally referring to various types over-the-counter cold and flu remedies that can be made into a warm, flavored beverage, from the brand name, Lemsip, a product available in seemingly all the English-speaking world except North America, probably because it has some nasty adverse effects when taken with other medications.
A small, mouse-shaped deposit formed in the vaginal cleft, usually of poorer women who did not wear undergarments - common until the nineteenth century. A sootikin built up over several weeks, even months, of not washing. It was composed of particles of soot, dirt, sweat, smegma (qv) and vaginal and menstrual discharge. When it reached a certain size and weight, it tended to work loose and drop from under the woman's skirt.
—Christmas Humphreys, Karma and Rebirth, Chapter 9And he who after a thousand lives of fierce endeavour has achieved self-mastery abandons all that he had striven to obtain, forgoes the guerdon of his efforts, and returns and by his Great Renunciation hastens the liberation of all mankind.
—J. H. Elliot on the finale of Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, in The Symphony, Ralph Hill (ed.)At the very beginning there are distant eldritch screams in the strings; the witches are broom-sticking all around us.
CBC wrote:It's the grief that's felt in relation to either experienced or anticipated ecological loss, whether it's due to acute environmental issues or long, chronic, creeping changes.
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