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Old 07-09-2007, 06:14 AM   #2521
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vexillary - the bile duct; a tube carrying bile from the liver to the duodenum.

When she drank, her vexillary backed up, and she got real mean.
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Old 07-10-2007, 01:57 AM   #2522
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All right, Dictionary Gamers. It's time to make the cut, separate the men from the boys, calculate the odds and call the percentages, do the deed, hit the mat, call or fold, blah blahblah. First, the boring real life definition that no one will read anyway:

vexillary
a. pertaining to regimental colours or standard; n. standard-bearer. vexillology, n. study of flags.


And now for the awards.

This was believable, which was a real plus, but the "size of his vexillary" phrase made me sad for altarboys around the world, so I'll hand out the loose association award to T.I.P.
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Vexillary: Diamond shaped hood ornament used in the ecclesiastical world to indicate rank.


They could tell from the size of his vexillary that he was not a run-of-the-mill priest.
It was kind of funkytuba to make an effort at being crappy, but I am forced to give him the just not crappy enough award.
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vexillary - 1) a person's propensity to do annoying things 2) the things themselves

Bill Clinton's major vexillary landed him an impeachment. June's mainly consisted of relentlessly asking Sir Edmund "Did you pack enough wool socks then, dear?"
Marcus Bales didn't know I hold to no such multiple entries nonsense. I'll give him the nice try award, and let him off with a stern warning.
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vexillary - that which vexes, the cause of vexation, a thing so well-done in one's own field of endeavor that one must admit its excellence, however grudgingly, even while wishing one had thought of it oneself.
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vexillary - the bile duct; a tube carrying bile from the liver to the duodenum.

When she drank, her vexillary backed up, and she got real mean.
This next, well, it gets the Top Gun Meets The Devil Wears Prada award (and a blender drink):
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Vexillary - the ultra gorgeous wing "man" girlfriend, who you'd never leave home without. (see - vexed and auxillary).
The Coveted Second Place and we're not worthy award goes to the other entry that made me sad for altarboys:
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vexillary

A small ornate wooden box used by roman catholic priests for the recording of personal sins. The sin is written in blood on a kind of wooden nickel called a vecil, which is placed into the vexillary for safekeeping until the bishop receives the box on Lammas eve.

After being held in the bishop's garderobe and purified with burnt frankincense for seventeen nights, the vecils are incinerated, the vexillary is given back to the now sin-free priest, and the whole process starts again anew.

Father O'Brien's vexillary was full. So were the altarboys.
For making me cock my head like a dog with this one, Brynn, to you with failing hands we throw the torch: be yours to hold it high.
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vexillary - a reverse planetarium that is viewed by looking down upon a large, convex, dome-shaped surface on the ground rather than by looking up at a traditional domed ceiling.

Just one of the many problems with the remake of "Rebel Without a Cause" had to do with the decision to use the new vexillary in the Beverly Hills Hotel instead of the original Griffith Observatory, mostly because the camera angle up towards the viewing balcony made the screen lovers look like they had the mumps.
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Old 07-10-2007, 03:50 AM   #2523
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thank you trisherina, I am honored and will try my very best to do my very best.
Onward ho -

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Old 07-10-2007, 05:59 AM   #2524
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fantoccini (n) an imaginary Italian sweet biscuit


It was late on day three of her new diet and Blanche's resolve was starting to dissolve as a host of fantoccini merrily danced their way out of the bedroom and down the stairs toward the pantry.
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Old 07-10-2007, 06:49 AM   #2525
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fantoccini - a term of art in literature for poems that take another poem as a template; similar to but distinct from both parody, which mocks the original, and to imitation, which tries to learn from the original.

Fantoccini might best be described as "Poems written as if their original authors had been alive today and as taken with this subject as I am". For example

Epitaph on an Army of Free Verse Poets

These, in the day of small press failings,
The hour when artís foundations sent
Insistent mercenary mailings,
So they could pay their uptown rent;

These shoulders hold artistic poses;
Each crowns his own deserving head,
And free, free, free, free, each one proses
Sincere, unspoiled, unversed, unread.


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Old 07-10-2007, 07:40 AM   #2526
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fantoccini

A quick and easy low budget pasta dish beloved by children. Any kind of pasta with Fanta Soda sauce.
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Old 07-10-2007, 07:48 AM   #2527
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fantoccini: 1. (p.n.)Legendary Genovese cook said to have invented pasta. On discovering the recipe, he sang a cry of triumph so loud that it was heard in Rome. 2.(v..) To sing happily.


It was a beautiful morning, and Ernesto fantoccined all the way to work.
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Old 07-10-2007, 07:50 AM   #2528
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I invoke the zatoichi amendment !

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Old 07-10-2007, 12:16 PM   #2529
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fantoccini The fantoccini sequence is often compared to the fibonacci sequence by yokels and know-nothings. Far superior in stimulating right-brain thought, however, the fantocinni sequence is familiar only to cognoscenti:

1, 8, 14, 21, 23, 25, 32, 41, 79, 102, 10010, 0101, 256, 98.6...
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Old 07-10-2007, 12:47 PM   #2530
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fantoccini
An Italian verb meaning to fantasize with a strong imagination and eyes closed, that the star in the porno movie you just watched is in bed with you instead of the blob you are actually doing.
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Old 07-10-2007, 07:04 PM   #2531
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fantoccini - from the latin words fanto, meaning to fan oneself rapidly and the cini, meaning little or petit -- and somehow twisted by western language into meaning little sweat. It was later absconded with and molested repeatedly by unkempt youth to mean 'no sweat' or 'no big deal.'

So the next time some person says 'no sweat' or 'no big deal' rejoice and yell back FANTOCCINI!!!
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Old 07-11-2007, 07:48 AM   #2532
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fantoccini - those cottage-cheese-looking dimples on the skin of nearly all post-pubescent women. Several genetic factors have been shown to be necessary for fantoccini to develop. Gender, race, biotype, a hormone receptor allele that determines the receptor number and sensitivity, distrubution of subcutaneous fat, and predisposition to circulatory insufficiency have all been shown to contribute to fantoccini.


Doctor Dinzdale had earlier noted with approval the remarkable lack of fantoccini on even the eldest of the Nolan Sisters, though now, with her ankles locked around his neck as they were, his attention was taken by other things.
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Old 07-11-2007, 09:23 AM   #2533
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fantoccini

Armando Fantoccini was a famed Italian chess master in the late 19th Century.
Known mostly for creating the Fantoccini Defense which consists of suddenly shouting "Oh, my god! Look at that!" whilst pointing to a spot slightly above your opponents head. When said opponent turns to look one removes as many of the opponents pieces as possible before the opponent turns back.
Not often seen in tournament play, the Fantoccini Defense still remains popular amongst younger players and those who don't really know how to play the game.
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Old 07-13-2007, 08:40 AM   #2534
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fantoccini - Fantovallaria majalis, commonly known as Fantoccini, is the only species in the genus Fantovallaria in the flowering plant family Ruscaccini.

Craig Johnston has recently shocked the world by growing Fantoccini in his back yard in Nova Scotia. No one has ever grown Fantoccini in Zone 6 before.
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Old 07-13-2007, 12:44 PM   #2535
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Fantoccini
This is a medical condition named after the famed Italian scientist Fantomaili Occini, who not only discovered the affliction but also suffered from it. It is a manic condition of a relatively knew but serious disorder; whereby the afflicted sees him/herself as such a good board game player... they play the games over and over in short sucsession, they also often times imagine fans from the world over are watching them play. The afflicted go so far as to send themselves fan mail, telling the self how well they are doing at each game. They usually do not realize they are going into manic fantoccini, even after being diagnosed. The derivitive name of fan and fanmail was coined following the discovery of this condition, which then expanded to include movie and sports stars, etc. The condition has also spread to online games which also include word games such as, (example) The dictionary game.
Note: For one to be considered suffering from this affliction, the times entered into a single game is 3 or more in as many days.

Marcus Bales descended rapidly into the manic phase of fantoccini as he entered the dictionary game for the third time in as many days. He has recieved tons of fan mail for his efforts. Most of his fans seem to have the same initials for some odd reason. There's Mary Bollocks, Manny Brillocream, Maury Brainieboy, Mellisa Boardgame, Markus Broadstrokes, etc.(although Mr Broadstrokes usually only writes fan mail after Marcus plays online golf games or has cybersex. )
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