• ossicone horn-like protuberances on the heads of giraffes
  • sacrosanct regarded as sacred, treated as if holy
  • eidetic memory photographic memory
  • portcullis grating of iron hung over the gateway of a fortified place and lowered between grooves to prevent passage ("porte coulissante")
  • kvell to feel happy and proud
  • chiasmus rhetorical/literary figure in which words, grammatical constructions, or concepts are repeated in reverse order, in the same or a modified form; e.g. ‘Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.’
  • virga mass of streaks of rain appearing to hang under a cloud and evaporating before reaching the ground x
mar 31 2012 ∞
jan 2 2013 +