Monday, April 12, 2021

In other words, bimble to wimble

  • bimble, verb. (intransitive) To move at a leisurely pace, esp. on foot; to amble, wander.
  • blower, noun. (British, informal) A telephone.
  • cakelet, noun. A small cake.
  • chreia, noun. A succinct anecdote embedding a pointed saying, so called because designed for use in rhetoric.
  • corrupt, noun. Having or showing a willingness to act dishonestly in return for money or personal gain; Evil or morally depraved; (of organic or inorganic matter) in a state of decay; rotten or putrid.
  • dia duit, interjection. God be with you (Irish greeting, equal to America’s hello).
  • mackintosh, noun. A raincoat; a lightweight, waterproof fabric that was originally of rubberized wool or cotton; a garment, particularly an overcoat or cloak, rendered water-proof by a solution of India-rubber; rubber cloth of the kind used in making a mackintosh.
  • misotheist, noun. A person who express misotheism, a dislike or hatred of God or gods.
  • nonce, adjective. (of a word or expression) Coined for or used on one occasion.
  • pakamac, noun. A lightweight mackintosh that can be folded up into a small pack when not in use.
  • parish pumpery, noun. Concern with local matters exclusively, parochialism; (also) people having such concerns collectively (rare).
  • risible, adjective. Provoking laughter through being ludicrous.
  • tabor, noun. A small drum formerly used to accompany oneself on a pipe or fife.
  • whinge, verb. To complain persistently and in a peevish or irritating way.
  • wimble, noun. A device used especially in mining for extracting the rubbish from a bored hole; any of various other instruments for boring. (verb) To bore or perforate with or as if with a wimble.

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