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futzing, n.

Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.

— Mae Jemison

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.

la-la land, n.

la-la land, n. A state of being out of touch with reality; a (notional) place characterized by blissful unawareness, self-absorption, fantasy, etc.

breast beam, n.

breast beam, n. Weaving. The horizontal wooden beam at the front of a loom, around which the woven cloth passes as it is wound on the cloth beam.

rum duke, n.

rum duke, n. A handsome man of high esteem or social class.