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How about Sidereal?  Can you tell I'm reading an ancient Egyptian manuscript translated in the 1920's?

 

Just came across caduceus ....

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2 minutes ago, suspensewriter said:

Ah- now caduceus and Sidereal I had heard of!

You are two up on me!  

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Knew about caduceus and crepuscular but not sidereal.

 

LOL Your link for shoenus goes to parasang. :D

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Couldn't find shoenus but found schoneus:

 

Schoenus

: a genus of stout sedges (family Cyperaceae) chiefly Australasian but including a few from Europe and the warm or tropical parts of North America and having few-flowered spikelets in a spike or head, flowers without a perianth of bristles, and nutlets lacking a beak

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I'm enjoying this!  Found 'disaggregate' though it is not new to me.  

 

Shoenus is an ancient unit of measurement.  Like a cubit. 

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Heirophant?  Septenary?  Interregnum?

My vocabulary received a huge boost today!  And I am finished recording The Wisdom of the Egyptians!  Final edits to be done and by the end of the week I'll upload it.  

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I can't find shoenus anywhere. Not on Google. Dictionaries. Not anywhere. However, I did find another schoenus in Wikipedia for measurement. Looking up the others. :D

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Remind me not to write about ancient Egypt. I don't imagine I would use those words every day.

 

How about "confiscable" (if the spell checker will let it through)?

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Ummm ... I feel like I've stumbled onto a thread about foreign languages.  :D 

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15 hours ago, HK1 said:

Ummm ... I feel like I've stumbled onto a thread about foreign languages.

Lol you aren't alone in that! 

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  1. That is the English language that we have lost, or will lose if we don't keep using them.  I would be happy to resurrect Pellucid, though not so much the others.
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22 hours ago, carolinamtne said:

How about "confiscable" (if the spell checker will let it through)?

Isn't it interesting how many of these words don't cut it with spell check?  Like we needed another reason to dislike the thing.  

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When I was teaching junior high, penny throwing became a rage. I wrote on the board, "All pennies not in your pocket are confiscable." Since nobody knew what the word meant, pennies stayed in pockets.

 

"Confiscatable" was what I intended. I just lost a syllable when I wrote it. And it worked!

 

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