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    Re: I came across an interesting word ...

    She kept house in a very HABNAB way.
    habnab- (adj.) at random; hit or miss

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    Re: I came across an interesting word ...

    Quote Originally Posted by nanaslbkp;3565706;
    She kept house in a very HABNAB way.
    habnab- (adj.) at random; hit or miss
    Are you talking about me, Nana?

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    "Mary Poppins pulled the perambulator up with a jerk, in case Andrew, in his wild flight, should upset it and the Twins."

    perambulator: Baby buggy; a small vehicle with four wheels in which a baby or child is pushed around

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    "The family training too, combined with their turn for combativeness, makes them eminently quixotic."

    (from Tom Brown's Schooldays)

    quixotic: Not sensible about practical matters; idealistic and unrealistic

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    "She thought of her weary capering legs and how nice it would be to rest them."

    (from Mary Poppins)

    capering: leaping or prancing about in a playful manner

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    " Perhaps Butler deliberately sacrificed the neat closure that a scientific explanation of telekinesis and "chronoportation" would have given her novel."

    *from introduction to 'Kindred' by Octavia Butler

    chronoportation: time travel

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    "Higuero was leaning his hands on the haft of a mattock, lightly dug into the soil, as he regarded a flowerbed in which bind weed was beginning to wind around miniature roses of many colours."

    (from Sun, Sea and Murder by Roderic Jeffries)

    haft: a handle or hilt, especially the handle of a tool or weapon.

    mattock: a digging and grubbing tool with features of an adze and an ax or pick

    bind weed: Any of various trailing or twining, often weedy plants of the genera Calystegia and Convolvulus, having white, pink, or purple bell-shaped or funnel-shaped flowers.


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    He preferred the designer's zaftig figure to the skinny models he saw on the runway.


    zaftig - plump, but in a pleasing manner
    All magic comes with a price - Rumpelstiltskin

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    " 'At the one party we went to, my jealous husband thought Cyril was trying to inveigle me into seeing his etchings.' "

    (from Sun, Sea and Murder by Roderic Jeffries)

    inveigle: to entice, lure, or ensnare by flattery or artful talk or inducements

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    "Then she tidied up the Nursery and put the kettle on the hob."

    (from Mary Poppins)

    hob: a shelf or projection at the back or side of a fireplace, used for keeping food or utensils warm

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    " 'I've no time for such frills and furbelows.' "

    (from Mary Poppins)

    furbelow: a ruffle or flounce on a garment.

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