barranca

barranca

/bəˈraŋkə/
(also barranco)
noun
barrancas, barrancos
US
A narrow, winding river gorge.

Origin
Late 17th century from Spanish.

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Bob built a bridge over the barranca to avoid driving an extra ten miles to reach his ranch.

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Deathly Hallows Pendant

Who needs a 3D Printed Harry Potter Deathly Hallows pendant?

Probably nobody. It’s been 12 years since the book and nine since part one of the movie. You people have moved on to new interests, after all.

Still, I did have fun doing the design, so I’ll leave it out here for you to see.

If you want the gruesome details of how it was done, go to my 3D page: http://runeman.org/3d/

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bottomless

bottomless

/ˈbɒtəmlɪs/
adjective
1 Without a bottom.
1.1 Very deep.
1.2 (of a supply of money or other resources) inexhaustible.
2 Naked below the waist.

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We must not behave as if there were a bottomless supply of petroleum in the world.

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canard

canard

/kəˈnɑːd/ /ˈkanɑːd/
noun
1 An unfounded rumour or story.
2 A small winglike projection attached to an aircraft forward of the main wing to provide extra stability or control, sometimes replacing the tail.

Origin
Mid 19th century from French, literally ‘duck’, also ‘hoax’, from Old French caner ‘to quack’.

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Jeff shared the vicious canard about Sarah with Paul. Nothing good came of it.

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Mow the Lawn

A cloudy cover to the sky.
Did not make me want to cry.
I had to mow the lawn.
The long blades are now all gone.

In case you thought to fret.
Be assured, I did not sweat.
After a week of rain ahead
I may continue with this thread.

prole

prole

/prəʊl/ noun
informal, derogatory
A member of the working class.
adjective
informal, derogatory
Working class.

Origin
Late 19th century abbreviation of proletariat.

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Proles make my cellphone, my car, my fast-food lunch. They build my house and repair the pipes. I wear fine clothes which they make and I tell others what to do. I am high class, their better.

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telemarketer

telemarketer

/ˈtɛlɪmɑːkɪtɪŋ/
noun
mass noun
A person or company which markets of goods or services by means of telephone calls, typically unsolicited, to potential customers.

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In spite of low conversion rates, telemarketers continue to deluge potential customers with calls.

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