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trisherina 05-09-2005 02:53 PM

cothurnus: A heating device powered by guilt.

dinzdale 05-09-2005 07:09 PM

cothurnus n.
An unwanted erection, e.g when standing up on a bus, posing for wedding photographs, during a job interview etc...

Smartypants 05-09-2005 07:34 PM

Cothurnus - In ancient Greek mythology, the god of language, known for his speech impediment and constant thundering of the phrase, "I thmite thee!" at mortals who misused the subjunctive tense of verbs.

Marcus Bales 05-10-2005 01:54 PM

Judging tonight around 6pm Eastern.

Hyakujo's Fox 05-10-2005 02:04 PM

cothurnus (n) in ancient rome, a small room designed to accomodate only two like minded people.

Marcus Bales 05-11-2005 12:48 PM

COTHURNUS (ko/qornoj) a boot. Its essential distinction was its height; it rose above the middle of the leg, so as to surround the calf (alte suras vincire cothurno, Virg. Aen. i.337), and sometimes it reached as high as the knees (Millin, Vases Ant. vol. i pl. 20 and 72). It was worn principally by horsemen, hunters, and by men of rank and authority. The ancient marbles, representing these different characters, show that the cothurnus was often ornamented in a very tasteful and elaborate manner. The boots of the ancients were laced in front, and it was the object in so doing to make them fit the leg as closely as possible. It is evident from the various representations of the cothurnus in ancient statues, that its sole was commonly of the ordinary thickness. But it was sometimes made much thicker than usual, probably by the insertion of slices of cork (Serv. in Virg. Ecl. ll. cc.). The object was to add to the apparent stature of the wearer; and this was done either in the case of women who were not so tall as they wished to appear (Juv. Sat. vi.507), or of the actors in Athenian tragedy, who assumed the cothurnus as a grand and dignified species of calceamentum, and had the soles made unusually thick, as one of the methods adopted in order to magnify their whole appearance (Vir. Ecl. viii.10; Hor. Sat. i.5.64; Ars Poët. 280). Hence tragedy in general was called cothurnus (Ov. Trist.1.393; Juv. vi.633, xv.29).

The Too Painful To Think About Award goes to
Xfox for:
cothurnus -- a cross between a cough and a hernia. His cothurnus kept him laid up for three months.

The Menopause Award goes to
Trisherina for:
cothurnus -- A heating device powered by guilt.

The Crackpot Theory Award goes to
Smartypants for:
cothurnus -- In ancient Greek mythology, the god of language, known for his speech impediment and constant thundering of the phrase, "I thmite thee!" at mortals who misused the subjunctive tense of verbs.

The Coveted Second Place Award goes to
Hyakujo’s Fox for:
cothurnus -- in ancient Rome, a small room designed to accommodate only two like minded people.

And the Winner is
Dinzdale for:
cothurnus -- An unwanted erection, e.g when standing up on a bus, posing for wedding photographs, during a job interview etc...

Take it away, Dinz!

dinzdale 05-11-2005 01:53 PM

Thangyouthangyouthangyou...


cunette

Yes you heard right.

Marcus Bales 05-11-2005 02:38 PM

cunette - a small or immature rabbit, especially the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus).

daverbee 05-11-2005 02:41 PM

cunette
(n) A small vessel used in some parts of the Appalachians to store raccoon blood after slaughter.

xfox 05-12-2005 02:23 PM

cunette n. anyplace where women insist that men keep desired water in, and undesired water out. A dwelling, or non-dwelling. The gender factor has been slowly changing in modern society, however, generally women leave the heavy lifting to men, usually.

Smartypants 05-12-2005 08:50 PM

cunette n. - A very, very tiny heiroglyph.

NimbleMarmoset 05-12-2005 09:34 PM

cunette n: a vital force that directs an organism toward
self-fulfillment

Brynn 05-13-2005 02:09 AM

cunette - a very tiny backbiter (usually female, hence the "-ette" suffix) with a prodigious appetite for relatively small amounts of blood. Prone to telling multiple, minute white lies that add up to enormous negative repercussions for her victim.

trisherina 05-13-2005 04:39 AM

cunette: A small, narrow lens that the wearer perceives as opaque and observers perceive as transparent.

dinzdale 05-13-2005 02:23 PM

And the winner is.....XFox
for drug-induced rambling.

Cunette - small channel dug to help empty a moat.

Whatever....

Take it away Basil Brush.....


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