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Re: Last word in the dictionary

From:Dan Seriff <microtonal@...>
Date:Wednesday, August 15, 2001, 22:45
"t. alexander mcleay NOMAIL" wrote:
> > > Shorter OED (3d ed. 1944, reprint w/corrections 1965): zymurgy - the > > art or practice of fermentation. (You surely have this already) > > I can beat you on that one--- > zzz /z@z/ n. Colloq. a sleep. [from the convention used, esp. by > cartoonists, to represent sleep or the sound of snoring] > > That's from the first ed. of the Macquarie Australian Dictionary (I > think. i've lost the cover and first few pages).
OK, I've got: zwoerd, [zvort], n., bacon-rind (from Hugo's Language Books Dutch dictionary) zuppo, adj., soaked (with) (from Avallardi Italian-English dictionary) zzt., abr. for zurzeit (Harper-Collins German-English dictionary, the last real entry is Zyste, nf., cyst) zothecula, -ae, nf., dim. of zotheca, a small room in which to rest during the day (from Chambers-Murray Latin-English Dictionary) ó_ps, he_, gen. o_pós acc. ô_pa, (ópsomai, fut. of horáo_) the eye, face, countenance (from Liddell-Scott Greek-English Lexicon (underscores indicate a long vowel, i.e. <o_> = omega, <e_> = eta)) -- Daniel Seriff Honesty means never having to say "Please don't flush me down the toilet!" - Bob the Dinosaur Half of America believes homosexuality is wrong...the same percentage believes that Socrates was a great Indian chief.


Irina Rempt <ira@...>