trenchant

Mar. 17th, 2011 10:45 am
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trench·ant 


[tren-chuhnt]

–adjective
1. incisive or keen, as language or a person; caustic; cutting: trenchant wit.
2. vigorous; effective; energetic: a trenchant policy of political reform.
3. clearly or sharply defined; clear-cut; distinct.

*if anyone wants to volunteer to post for a while or even just a day, I'd really really really really appreciate it.

transom

Feb. 26th, 2011 09:28 pm
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tran·som 


[tran-suhm]

–noun
1. a crosspiece separating a door or the like from a window or fanlight above it
2. (Also called transom light, transom window) a window above such a crosspiece
3. a crossbar of wood or stone, dividing a window horizontally
4. a window so divided
5. Nautical:
a. a flat termination to a stern, above the water line.
b. framework running athwartships in way of the sternpost of a steel or iron vessel, used as a support for the frames of the counter

6. Artillery: a metal piece connecting the sidepieces of the tail or the cheeks of a gun carriage

taradiddle

Jan. 26th, 2011 03:56 pm
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tar·a·did·dle

   
[tar-uh-did-l]

–noun
1. a small lie; fib
2. pretentious nonsense

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tittle

Jan. 7th, 2011 11:41 pm
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tit·tle 


[tit-l]

–noun
1. a dot or other small mark in writing or printing, used as a diacritic, punctuation, etc.
2. a very small part or quantity; a particle, jot, or whit, e.g. "He said he didn't care a tittle."

torrefy

Dec. 11th, 2010 05:50 pm
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tor·re·fy

   
[tawr-uh-fahy, tor-]

–verb (used with object), -fied, -fy·ing.
1. to subject to fire or intense heat; parch, roast, or scorch
2. Pharmacology . to dry or parch (drugs) with heat
3. to roast, as metallic ores

Also, torrify.

Sentence: "We have never tried it out but if we had, it would indeed serve to torrify the wood just ahead of combusiton."

triskelion

Nov. 6th, 2010 06:40 pm
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tris·kel·i·on

   
[trih-skel-ee-on, -uhn, trahy-]

–noun,
plural tris·kel·i·a  [trih-skel-ee-uh, trahy-]

a symbolic figure consisting of three legs, arms, or branches radiating from a common center



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