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Old December 16th, 2010, 03:01 AM   #11
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Tomorrow there shall be great Tintinnabulation in the streets of Perth as Hussey gets his tonne and Johnson get 4 -25.
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woolgathering: indulgence in idle daydreaming
A most agreeable activity too. I can still remember a school report about me from years ago, 'this boy spends far too much of his time in woolgathering, even if it is doubtless the finest Merino wool.'
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Can woolgathering lead one to a seat on the woolsack, I wonder...
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Googly -- A wrist-spinner's off-break, bowled with an action similar to that for the leg-break

I am looking forward to Johnson claiming a few Pommy scalps with his Googly tomorrow!!!!
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Meanwhile, let me say that Linschoten's posts often give me a frisson.

Frisson: a brief moment of emotional excitement, a shudder or thrill (even for Anglophones, presumably).
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Googly -- A wrist-spinner's off-break, bowled with an action similar to that for the leg-break

I am looking forward to Johnson claiming a few Pommy scalps with his Googly tomorrow!!!!

Not knowing better, I would have thought that a googly is a dysfunction of the mind caused by chronic Googling. Live and learn....
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To sough, for the sound of the whistling of the wind through the branches of trees, especially leafless ones. Not common, but expressive, the soughing of the wind in the trees. (I note that my Oxford dictionary allows both a 'sow' and 'suf' pronunciation, but the word loses all its poetry if pronounced in the latter way). Sussuration is good too for rustling sounds.
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Good ones, Lins. I've used sough (which I pronounced as "suf"). Sassuration is a new one for me -- has a nice sound! Thanks!

welter

(v.) to writhe, toss; to become sunk, soaked, or involved; to be in turmoil

(n.) turmoil; chaos


"Seasick passengers took to their cabins as the ship weltered upon the waves of the stormy sea."
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P.S.-- I never liked the pronunciation "sow", as it brings to mind a female swine -- as does the seemingly now disused figure-skating term that I hear as (triple) "sow-cow". Arrghh!
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numinous

supernatural, mysterious;

filled with a sense of the presence of divinity: holy;

appealing to the higher emotions or to the aesthetic sense: spiritual

"That Rasputin was one numinous dude, Dude!"
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