Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Cc: Cudgel

Definition of the Word: a short stick used as a weapon.

Cocktail Party Banter: It cudgels ones brain to think about an answer.  (Think hard about a question).

Show the Word in Context:
Neanderthal man guessed my intention, he evidently attributed it to cowardice upon our part, and with a wild cry he leaped toward us, waving his cudgel above his head.

Burroughs, Edgar Rice (2009-10-04). The Land That Time Forgot (p. 41). Public Domain Books. Kindle Edition.

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Saturday, October 22, 2011


Define the Word

A protective enclosure of thorn bushes or stakes surrounding a campsite or village in North Eastern Africa.   (A Cattle Corral).

Cocktail Party Banter

Remember when Simon left the Zareba open and all the wildebeests escaped.  How tragic?

Show the Word in Context

had hardly closed the thornbush door of our zareba, clasped each other's hands, and thrown ourselves panting upon the ground beside our spring, when we heard a patter of feet and then a gentle, plaintive crying from outside our entrance.

Doyle, Arthur Conan (2011-03-30). The Lost World (Kindle Locations 2254-2255). Kindle Edition.

Audio Visual

Not many good non commercial uses of this word.  Believe me or not, this was the best one available.