buckaroo

buckaroo

/ˌbʌkəˈruː/
noun
dated North American
A cowboy.

Origin
Early 19th century alteration of vaquero.

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A buckaroo does not need to ride the bucking bronco to be a successful cowboy.

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touristic

touristic

/tʊəˈrɪstɪk/
adjective
Relating to or popular with tourists.

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Tom’s town was just too rustic
To ever be touristic.
Broad fields of dust, thick.
And little else, don’t do the trick.

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airway

airway

/ˈɛːweɪ/
noun
1 The passage by which air reaches a person’s lungs.
1.1 A tube for supplying air to a person’s lungs in an emergency.
1.2 A ventilating passage in a mine.
2 A recognized route followed by aircraft.
2.1 Used in names of airlines such as ‘British Airways’

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An accent to her wheezing
As I listen to her breathing?
It’s just one of those days,
Listening to British airways.

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Precipitate

precipitate

/prɪˈsɪpɪteɪt/
verb
[with object]
1 Cause (an event or situation, typically one that is undesirable) to happen suddenly, unexpectedly, or prematurely.
1.1 with object and adverbial of direction Cause to move suddenly and with force.
1.2 precipitate someone/something intoSend someone or something suddenly into a particular state or condition.
2 Chemistry
Cause (a substance) to be deposited in solid form from a solution.
2.1 Cause (drops of moisture or particles of dust) to be deposited from the atmosphere or from a vapour or suspension.
adjective
1 Done, made, or acting suddenly or without careful consideration.
1.1 Occurring suddenly or abruptly.
noun
Chemistry
A substance precipitated from a solution.

Origin
Early 16th century from Latin praecipitat- ‘thrown headlong’, from the verb praecipitare, from praeceps, praecip(it)- ‘headlong’, from prae ‘before’ + caput ‘head’. The original sense of the verb was ‘hurl down, send violently’; hence ‘cause to move rapidly’, which gave rise to sense 1 (early 17th century).

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I considered being precipitate
Because today, it’s getting late,
But there might be bad fallout
So I decided to go all out
So y’all don’t need to settle
Like snowfall on cold metal.
‘Cause remember with good concentration,
We’ve already used precipitation.

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nostalgic

nostalgic

/nɒˈstaldʒɪk/
adjective
Feeling, evoking, or characterized by nostalgia.
noun
A nostalgic person.

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Don’t be nostalgic for the “good old days”. Work instead for a good tomorrow, and remember to register AND vote.

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garnetting

garnetting

(gär·net′ing)
noun
A process of reducing wool or cotton shoddy and rags to fibers that can be re-used.
verb
garnett (third-person singular simple present garnetts, present participle garnetting, simple past and past participle garnetted)
To pull apart textile fibre waste material, such as old rags, in preparation for carding
Origin: from Garnett machine, named after the inventor

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Though it is stationary inside a mill building, a garnetting machine is functionally similar to the wood chippers which are hauled around from job to job by tree trimmers. Both reduce their input pieces to smaller sizes.

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singe

singe

/sɪn(d)ʒ/
verb singes, singeing, singed
[with object]
1 Burn (something) superficially or lightly.
1.1 no object Be lightly or superficially burned.
1.2 Burn the bristles or down off (the carcass of a pig or fowl) to prepare it for cooking.
noun
A superficial burn.

Origin
Old English sencgan, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch zengen.

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A careless camping cook
Will sadly singe his pinkies
And give us a dirty look
When he later holds his drinkies.

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dwelling

dwelling

(also dwelling place)

/ˈdwɛlɪŋ/
noun
formal
A house, flat, or other place of residence.

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A 20-room mansion is a dwelling, but then, again, so is a rented room with a shared bathroom. Perhaps dwelling on the reasons for the disparity is too difficult for us.

[As a side note, I found it very convenient that the Lexico dictionary definition had a real estate ad on the page.]

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televise

televise

/ˈtɛlɪvʌɪz/
verb
[with object]
Transmit by television.

Origin
1920s back-formation from television.

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Tony talked vehemently about the home team as his image and voice were televised to thousands of adoring fans.

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This word almost qualifies as a neologism, being just 100 years young, and technically almost qualifies as archaic at the same time. The concept of broadcasting video signals as electromagnetic waves was tacked onto the already bold idea of doing audio (radio) signals just about 100 years ago. While I expect we’ll still call it “broadcasting” and “televising”, the underlying technology will officially alter the words meanings.

Most people no longer watch broadcast (over the air) television, having substituted a wired or fiber optic cable connection carrying digital signals instead. Indeed, even the diminished use of broadcast, OTA is changing. Broadcasters are shifting the electromagnetic frequencies, by July 2020, of their signals in order to accommodate the increasing use of high speed cellphone signals.