moonsickle , n : (poetic) A thin crescent of the moon.
Word Of The Day Archive
shiver my timbers , interj : A mild oath expressing surprise, disbelief or annoyance. It is stereotypically regarded as being uttered by pirates. Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, a parodic holiday invented in 1995 by John Baur (‘Ol’ Chumbucket’) and Mark
indyref , proper n : (Scotland, informal) The Scottish independence referendum that was held on 18 September 2014.
animadvert , v : (intransitive) To criticise, to censure. (intransitive, obsolete) To consider. (intransitive, law, archaic) To turn judicial attention (to); to criticise or punish.
hombre , n : (chiefly US, in Spanish-speaking contexts, slang) A man, a chap, a guy; especially a Hispanic or Spanish man. Today is Día de la Independencia (Independence Day) in Mexico.
loll , v : (intransitive) To act lazily or indolently; to recline; to lean; to throw oneself down; to lie at ease. (transitive) To hang extended from the mouth, like the tongue of an animal heated from exertion. (intransitive) To let the tongue hang
middling , adj : Of intermediate or average size, position, or quality; mediocre. (colloquial, regional Britain) In fairly good health.
contemporaneous , adj : Existing or created in the same period of time.
overstuffed , adj : Filled beyond capacity.
detritivore , n : (ecology) An organism that feeds on detritus; a saprophage.