Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Dictionary Highlights: Day 19

banana oil -
1. a sweet-smelling liquid ester, C7H14O2, a mixture of isomers derived from amyl alcohol and having the characteristic odor of bananas: used chiefly as a paint solvent and in artificial fruit flavors; amyl acetate.
2. Slang. insincere talk; nonsense.

Mixes well with snake oil

bangtail - a racehorse.

bantling - a very young child.

Something something Michael Jackson something something. Hahahaha!

barabara - an Alaskan or north Siberian semisubterranean house built of sod or turf.

Look at our barabara, Barbara!

baraka - a spiritual power believed to be possessed by certain persons, objects, tombs, etc.

And a totally sweet Mortal Kombat character!

barefoot doctor - (in China) a layperson trained to provide a number of basic health-care services, esp. in rural areas.

Future occupation for my brother Tom (or perhaps Steve)

barghest - a legendary doglike goblin believed to portend death or misfortune.

Bar Harbor - a town on Mount Desert Island, in S Maine: summer resort. 4124.

Also the marriage location of my parents

barnstorm -
1. to conduct a campaign or speaking tour in rural areas by making brief stops in many small towns.
2. Theater. to tour small towns to stage theatrical performances.
3. (of a pilot) to give exhibitions of stunt flying, participate in airplane races, etc., in the course of touring country towns and rural areas.
4. (of a professional athletic team) to tour an area playing exhibition games after the regular season.

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