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trisherina 01-27-2006 01:11 PM

abolla: The term for the morning headache that commonly follows a night of obstructive sleep apnea. Used primarily by somnography technicians; the rest of the world says "morning headache."

daverbee 01-27-2006 03:06 PM

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Originally Posted by 12"razormix
the judges look sternly upon obscenity of this kind :mad:

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Originally Posted by trisherina
The judges look very cute when they frown.

:D :D :D

dddrum 01-27-2006 07:34 PM

Abolla (n.) - The first of several strains of genetically modified Filoviridae virus, which first surfaced in Africa's Congo region in the mid-1970s. The primary effect of the Abolla virus was the swelling of hands, feet, and facial features to clown-like proportions. While there was some minor discomfort associated with this extremital edema, it did not pose much of a threat to anyone with a reasonable sense of humor. The next three attempts (Bbola, Cbola*, and Dbola) produced equally disappointing results, before researchers finally hit paydirt with the catastrophic fever, aching, convulsions and blood-vomitting that is the result of Ebola HF (now available over the counter, as E-Vil Empiric ERô, at your local Walgreens or DrugFest store). Abolla is no longer widely manufactured, beyond the small amount produced each year for the carnival trade.

*(currently being marketted in NC, SC, LA, AL, GA, and FL as RCcola)

trisherina 01-27-2006 07:54 PM

Abolla: The killed or inactivated version of the Ebola virus, used for vaccination.

Marcus Bales 01-28-2006 01:02 AM

abolla - AB uh la - how Harley mechanics describe how a Harley should sound, sometimes abolla-abolla-abolla-abolla-abolla, but most often shortened to simply "abolloa".

Marcus Bales 01-28-2006 01:04 AM

abolla - AB uh la - a defrocked Muslim cleric; the opposite of a mullah.

Hyakujo's Fox 01-28-2006 02:13 AM

abolla (n) the path traced by a drunk greek

Frustrated by his inability to square the circle with straightedge and compass, the philosopher Dahellamakakes eventually found he could establish many geometric results that had eluded that smarmy bastard Euclid, using only a beerbottle and table napkin. Chief among these was the construction of the abolla, the shortest path between the two local taverns that avoided passing Archimedes' house (to whom he owed money). Unfortunately most of his finest results were lost to history, many of them in fact, by the following morning.

Brynn 01-28-2006 08:42 PM

abolla - a rare type of hand-blown wine glass highly prized amongst vintners and wine fanciers that, if shaped properly, will release the best possible bouquet from even the cheapest of wines when swirled.

Blanche hurled Antonio's prized abolla directly at his head, but he deftly caught it by the stem just as he uncorked the bottle.

Master_Jedi 01-28-2006 09:50 PM

can this be judged now, ooo boy i cant wait

Zatoichi 01-29-2006 01:28 PM

Abolla -- a game of the maritime Basques, who would spend great lenghts of time on shore in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland smoking the codfish they had spent a season catching.

A precursor to pelota, the Basques had adopted lacrosse sticks from the Iriqois and used these to see how far and accurately they could through a cod head. (Fish being smoked were decapitated, fresh heads were good for cheeks and for soup, old heads were good for Abolla).

Being an early version of what would become the national game, Abolla lacked certain refinements and nearly all rules. Mostly, guys would try to splat an old rotten cod head on the guy furthest away from them, most disliked by the hurler, and ideally most unsuspecting at that very moment that Abolla was being played.

12"razormix 01-30-2006 08:15 AM

Abolla was a garment worn by Ancient Greeks and Romans. It was a heavy woolen cloak. Unlike the toga, the abolla was a military garment worn by the lower orders. Some philosophers wore it to show humility.

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gah :eek: too many entries!!! time restrictions and my lazy arse force me to group my reviews as follows:

viruses
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Originally Posted by little john
As I am new to this, I will jump in with

Abolla, n. varient and far-lesser strain of the dreaded ebola virus.

First identified and named by Dr. Abe Ollansky of the University of Wisconsin, Deptartment of Entomology, during a recent sabbatical in Sweden (while visiting his cousin Olaf Ollansky). Abolla is deadly and contagious only to the feared and vicious Swedish Wood Beetle. With his efforts, Dr. Ollansky has been credited with the swift decline in the Swedish Wood Beetle's population in and around the Stockholm area.

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Originally Posted by trisherina
Abolla: The killed or inactivated version of the Ebola virus, used for vaccination.

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Originally Posted by dddrum
Abolla (n.) - The first of several strains of genetically modified Filoviridae virus, which first surfaced in Africa's Congo region in the mid-1970s. The primary effect of the Abolla virus was the swelling of hands, feet, and facial features to clown-like proportions. While there was some minor discomfort associated with this extremital edema, it did not pose much of a threat to anyone with a reasonable sense of humor. The next three attempts (Bbola, Cbola*, and Dbola) produced equally disappointing results, before researchers finally hit paydirt with the catastrophic fever, aching, convulsions and blood-vomitting that is the result of Ebola HF (now available over the counter, as E-Vil Empiric ERô, at your local Walgreens or DrugFest store). Abolla is no longer widely manufactured, beyond the small amount produced each year for the carnival trade.

*(currently being marketted in NC, SC, LA, AL, GA, and FL as RCcola)

the biological breakthrough award goes to little john - i like the way his brain works and the judges are fond of encouraging newbies.

food
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Originally Posted by Hyakujo's Fox
abolla (a) in cooking, lacking either texture or potency. From the Italian abolla nutless.

eg. The noted gourmand, Phillipe Gourmand, after tasting the unsalted, extra-smooth peanut butter proferred by his american hostess, dismissed it with a roll of the eyes, a shake of the head, and a heavily sighed "abolla".

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Originally Posted by Master_Jedi
abolla/ n. from aboll,
the female actions during a soup dinner, when for some unknown reason, the female becomes aroused by the site of a bowl, aboll meaning arousal from site of a bowl, and abolle meaning male arousal from site of a bowl.

Allie saw the bowl of potato soup, and suddenly wanted someone, and ran to the chat rooms.

hyakujo's fox is awarded the jiffy blue honour ribbon for his use of peanut butter and for making me laugh.

games
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Originally Posted by kaskeens
abolla-A type of wax found in the middle east often used in bedouin games of fun. eg: "It was more fun than abolla wax"

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Originally Posted by Zatoichi
Abolla -- a game of the maritime Basques, who would spend great lenghts of time on shore in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland smoking the codfish they had spent a season catching.

A precursor to pelota, the Basques had adopted lacrosse sticks from the Iriqois and used these to see how far and accurately they could through a cod head. (Fish being smoked were decapitated, fresh heads were good for cheeks and for soup, old heads were good for Abolla).

Being an early version of what would become the national game, Abolla lacked certain refinements and nearly all rules. Mostly, guys would try to splat an old rotten cod head on the guy furthest away from them, most disliked by the hurler, and ideally most unsuspecting at that very moment that Abolla was being played.

zatoichi receives the international romp award for diligently looking up all the necessary background information for his brilliant definition.

language
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Originally Posted by daverbee
abolla
Phrase often used by Italian bowling league members, ie.:
"Abolla da strike! You-a gonna lose!"

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Originally Posted by Marcus Bales
abolla - a term of rhetoric, meaning a leaving out of a critical term in a sequence of phrases, the term left implied by the grammar, as in

"Who could not win the mistress, wooed the maid"

or

"Or lose her heart, or necklace, at a ball"

or

"As reconcililation wandered near
He finally bought her story and her beer."

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Originally Posted by Marcus Bales
abolla - AB uh la - how Harley mechanics describe how a Harley should sound, sometimes abolla-abolla-abolla-abolla-abolla, but most often shortened to simply "abolloa".

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Originally Posted by Marcus Bales
abolla - AB uh la - a defrocked Muslim cleric; the opposite of a mullah.

and the silver oratory needle must go to marcus bales, simply because he's NUTS and the judges like that.

miscellaneous
all these are receiving special mention for originality
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Originally Posted by Coffee
Abolla; n.

A concave island.

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Originally Posted by trisherina
abolla: The term for the morning headache that commonly follows a night of obstructive sleep apnea. Used primarily by somnography technicians; the rest of the world says "morning headache."

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Originally Posted by xfox
abolla one size up following acuppa.

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Originally Posted by dinzdale
abolla n.

Genre of music found in Europe during the late 1970s and through the 1980s. It comprises a disco beat and was believed to be a copy of the stylings of the Swedish band ABBA, but not as good. Sales were sporadic and the catchiness of the tunes was never matched by the song titles. Still found in some German discos and played on Radio Lichtenstein.

suggested listening
Humpty Pumpty Pump by Shagg
Hurdy Gurdy Words by Shakespiro
The Banana Song by Ibeza Holiday
Boom-banga-bang by Criag Johnson

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Originally Posted by Brynn
abolla - a rare type of hand-blown wine glass highly prized amongst vintners and wine fanciers that, if shaped properly, will release the best possible bouquet from even the cheapest of wines when swirled.

Blanche hurled Antonio's prized abolla directly at his head, but he deftly caught it by the stem just as he uncorked the bottle.

brynn and dinzdale share the much coveted, hand-crafted hawaiian tapa tutu doll for their delightful randomness.

walking patterns
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Originally Posted by trisherina
abolla: The shape of the path you take around a dangerous, truculent person when forced to pass head-on in a narrow corridor: as wide as possible while attempting to appear that you're simply charging on ahead in a straight line, not noticing that menacing presence ready to leap at your left elbow as soon as you cross out of peripheral vision.

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Originally Posted by Hyakujo's Fox
abolla (n) the path traced by a drunk greek

Frustrated by his inability to square the circle with straightedge and compass, the philosopher Dahellamakakes eventually found he could establish many geometric results that had eluded that smarmy bastard Euclid, using only a beerbottle and table napkin. Chief among these was the construction of the abolla, the shortest path between the two local taverns that avoided passing Archimedes' house (to whom he owed money). Unfortunately most of his finest results were lost to history, many of them in fact, by the following morning.

and the winner is trish, although i loved the h-fox's definition just as much - trish had the idea first and nailed it.

:) thanks for playing everyone!

Hyakujo's Fox 01-30-2006 08:40 AM

*phew*

In defence against any accusations of plagiarism I can only say:

(i) I must have forgotten about trish's definition posted so very long ago. :p
(ii) great minds define alike. :o

12"razormix 01-30-2006 08:42 AM

ditto! ;)

trisherina 01-30-2006 10:18 AM

Wow! Better post a new word before Marcus gets here.

megapterine

daverbee 01-30-2006 10:34 AM

megapterine

Giant flying fish from the Neogene Period.
It bore some resemblance to Charlie the Tuna but without the sunglasses and hat and with more teeth and a pair of giant batlike wings.
The Megapterine ate other flying creatures and was also responsible for the extinction of the Carcharodon Megalodon, ancestor to the Great White Shark.
When the last Carcharodon Megalodon was eaten by a Megapterine, all the other fish nearby were so grateful they had a big party in his honor.
The Megapterine Guest-of-Honor repaid their gratitude by eating every last attendee and then flying off into the sunset.
It should be noted that the Great White Shark family was so bitter over the loss of their Patriarch they vowed to eat every other living thing they encountered. A quest they are still on to this very day.


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