Friday, October 15, 2010

Dictionary Highlights: Day 59

dactyl - Prosody . a foot of three syllables, one long followed by two short in quantitative meter, or one stressed followed by two unstressed in accentual meter, as in gently and humanly. 

Dago - a person of Italian or sometimes spanish origin or descent.

. . . as the Dagoes buy

dagoba -  a dome-shaped memorial alleged to contain relics of Buddha or a Buddhist saint; stupa; chaitya.

and you thought the Star Wars names were picked arbitrarily

Dam - ( Carl Peter ) Henrik  (ˈhɛnrəɡ). 1895--1976, Danish biochemist who discovered vitamin K (1934): Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1943

and a Dam fine job he did

D and C - a surgical method for the removal of diseased tissue or an early embryo from the lining of the uterus by means of scraping.

D&D - Dungeons and Dragons

The uncaring Goth kid played some D&D while his mom was having a D and C

dangleberry - blueberry

not to be confused with dingleberry

darn - to mend, as torn clothing, with rows of stitches, sometimes by crossing and interweaving rows to span a gap.

darn this torn coat! 

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