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Old 02-19-2009, 11:39 AM   #3511
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snollygoster n. -


the process by which an historically bloated, pork-laden barge of a bill is hustled through Congress by invoking fear and panic at the idea of a nanosecond's delay, then placed on the sideboard for the duration of a leisurely holiday weekend before its signing.

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Old 02-19-2009, 12:19 PM   #3512
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snollygoster n. - common term for an uncommonly large mass of encrusted nasal discharge requiring laparorhinoscopic surgery or other medical intervention for removal (see terminal booger).

Jepson, a habitual snuff user, developed a world class snollygoster in his right nostril and suffered a crippling whiplash from a sudden sneeze.
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Old 02-20-2009, 02:43 AM   #3513
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snollygoster - arch.(see snollyguster) n. whimsical term for a sudden gust of wind that briefly enlivens an otherwise dormant pile of leaves or ordinary piece of trash, transforming it into a dance of pure, radiant joy.

That transcendent moment in "American Beauty" as a snollygoster took its lingering hold of the plastic bag is perhaps one of the most beautiful, accidental moments of grace ever to be captured on film.
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Old 02-20-2009, 01:05 PM   #3514
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snollygoster - a seller of snollies, sold as fresh, but often enough off enough to lend an undertone of unreliability to the term when used metaphorically. In the days before there were used car salesmen, the snollygoster was the man down at whom everyone looked.

"Get out!" shouted Lindsey to Heathrow. "Get out with your emo eyes and your snollygoster ways!" -- Emma Bronto, Withering Heights
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Old 02-20-2009, 04:35 PM   #3515
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snollygoster

A foul smelling gusting wind.

Capt. Coffee loved many things about Tianjin Harbor east of Beijing; it's many attractions, lovely ladies, and low cost provisions, but despised the regular snollygosters when the winds shifted off shore.

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Old 02-21-2009, 12:02 AM   #3516
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Old 02-21-2009, 03:24 AM   #3517
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snollygoster: an unattractive outerwear garment.

Hastily donning a snollygoster, Constable Klondike followed the toothless man.
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Old 02-21-2009, 10:25 AM   #3518
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snollygoster - The original name for the collapsible umbrella, invented by Reginald Snollygost in 1702.

By 1704, with Pope's translation of the Iliad on the best-seller lists, and because of his famous reference in that book, Reginald had become rich. The tragic story of how, over the next 30 years, he spent his entire fortune on the search for a new taste sensation starting with 1-Up and progressing steadily through 6-Up until, in 1734, broke, discouraged, and caught in the rain without his snollygoster, Reginald died unaware of just how close he had come. -- from the program notes for COLLAPSE! the musical about the umbrella, which, sadly, folded after a short rain. Run. A short run.
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Old 02-21-2009, 02:39 PM   #3519
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snollygoster - a coat with multiple pockets on the inside designed by and for shoplifters
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Old 02-22-2009, 02:04 PM   #3520
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snollygoster - an oval-shaped piece of thin wood, inserted into slots cut into the two members of a wooden corner before construction, and glued into place, to make the corner more solidly built. snolly after Herman "Snolly" Snollenburgher, German chair-maker at the court of Charlemagne, fl. 800 AD, goster from Gr gast, or guest, metaphorically something introduced between two members that binds them together.

"Where are the snollygosters?"
"In the tennis ball tube at the end of the bench, next to the wallytackers."
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Old 02-22-2009, 02:34 PM   #3521
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snollygoster - a sports game played by two, popular in the 80s. The opponents are armed with frying pans. The aim of the game is to flip pancakes in such an awkward manner that they land on the other contestant's head. (Bonus score, if right in their face.)
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Old 02-22-2009, 04:38 PM   #3522
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snollygoster - a sports game played by two, popular in the 80s. The opponents are armed with frying pans. The aim of the game is to flip pancakes in such an awkward manner that they land on the other contestant's head. (Bonus score, if right in their face.)
The game was indeed popular during the eighties, but it was not until ABC introduced the flashy Who Wants to Play Celebrity Snollygoster, Anyway? to its television schedule (8-9 PM, Mon., 9-11 PM Tues. & Thu., 8-10 PM Wed., Fri., & Sat., and 6-7:45, 9:12-9:27, & the 11:30-Mid. Results Show on Sun.) that it truly became a "craze". At least as defined by the National Institute of Mental Health.
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Old 02-23-2009, 05:37 AM   #3523
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snollygoster - n. one who is quite pleased with oneself, to the point of being easily irritated by others who have made the mistake of merely existing at all.
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Old 02-27-2009, 01:35 PM   #3524
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snollygoster - a frame in ten-pin bowling where the bowler only succeeds in knocking down the 7 and 10 pins with successive balls. Metaphorically, someone who underperforms.

Hyakujo's Fox has certainly snollygostered his round of the Dictionary Game.
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snollygoster - a frame in ten-pin bowling where the bowler only succeeds in knocking down the 7 and 10 pins with successive balls. Metaphorically, someone who underperforms.

Hyakujo's Fox has certainly snollygostered his round of the Dictionary Game.
Congratulations on your restraint, Marcus. You gave Hyakujo's Fox nine whole days before nudging him. You really have chilled out since coming back.
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