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December 30, 2012

Advanced Vocabulary Training 8

antonomasia: substituting an epithet for a proper name or v.v. (e.g. your lordship or Judas)
kislar-aga: a high-ranking eunuch (under sultan and grand vizier) in the Ottoman Empire
guimpe: a type of garment covering the neck and shoulders, often part of a nun’s habit
sutler: a merchant who accompanies an army and sells the soldiers provisions
colback: also calpac. A black hat of felt or sheepskin common to Asia Minor
reimbushment: reversing one’s course along previous tracks (e.g. in snow)
dolman: a Turkish woman’s cloak or mantle with capelike sleeves
quotidian: commonplace, or recurring daily (comp. “quartan”)
adust: dry or burnt, esp. in the humoral system of medicine
impassible: variant of impassive - incapable of suffering
solecism: a violation of etiquette in manner of grammar
incondite: crudely or poorly constructed or composed
hippanthrope: one who believes himself a horse
pullulate: to teem or swarm, or to breed or bud

--Coldewey's Curiosities

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Okay. Since this has also become a play on words, could reimbushment also be defined as Bush 43, the successor to Bush 41? I tried.

Posted by: Jim at December 30, 2012 7:50 PM

A horse I am but I would hope
That makes me not a hippanthrope
For as a horse I’d surely hate
To think I’d have to pullulate
With one who mocks my wimpyness
And flaunts her fancy guimpe dress
And so alone night after night
I fashion verse that’s recondite

Posted by: Walt at December 30, 2012 10:32 PM

So in Robocop when Clarence Boddicker talks to Dick Jones in the tower, saying "Take a look at my face, dick" that would be an antonomasia?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 31, 2012 8:09 AM

"Bring out the guimpe." (I am so sorry.)

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