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bimble, v.

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.

— David Brinkley

stink eye, n.

stink eye, n. A look or glare that expresses anger, disapproval, disgust, etc.; a dirty look.

perlaceous, adj.

perlaceous, adj. Resembling pearl in appearance; pearly, nacreous.

poetaster, n.

poetaster, n. An inferior poet; a writer of poor or trashy verse; a mere versifier.

pass-remarkable, adj.

pass-remarkable, adj. Making or inclined to make (esp. disparaging) remarks or comments; excessively or offensively critical.

là-bas, adv.

là-bas, adv. Over there, down there.

dragon boat, n.

dragon boat, n. A traditional type of Chinese rowing boat used in racing at an annual festival celebrated today, typically approx. 40 ft. (12.2 m.) in length, made of teak, and decorated at the prow and stern with figures of the head and tail of a dragon.

pogonotrophy, n.

pogonotrophy, n. The cultivation or growing of a beard.

mabuhay, int.

OED Word of the Day on Philippine Independence Day: mabuhay, int. An exclamation of salutation or greeting: long live ——! good luck (to you)! hurrah! cheers!

pluviosity, n.

pluviosity, n. The quality of being rainy or of bringing rain; rainfall.

candy pulling, n.

candy pulling, n. A social gathering for young people at which taffy (or occasionally other confectionery) is made and eaten.