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Aloomclock

Top verboticism of the day created by ErWenn

DEFINITION: v. To be woken up by a child or pet who is quietly but intently staring at you from the edge of your bed. n. A creepy silent stare that is so intense that it pierces sleep.

Pronunciation: -əˈlum ˈklɑk-

Sentence: Nothing wakes me up better than my aloom clock, but I've noticed that I often wake up in the middle of the night with a jump only to discover that my cat isn't even in the room and that it was only a false aloom.

Etymology: from a(larm) clock + loom

Created by: ErWenn.

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So meaning full, witty pun. Funtastic Won! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-18: 10:36:00

Great word! - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-18: 12:02:00

Very funny! - diyan627, 2008-03-18: 13:04:00

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Broodawakening: /brood-ah-way-kun-ing/ Living with two dogs, a cat, and three kids, Sherry was generally roused each morning by a broodawakening, gazing intently at her and hungry for breakfast. Etymology: brood (both offspring and to meditate with morbid persistence), rude awakening Created by: purpleartichokes.
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Startling darlings ... Outstanding! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-18: 10:28:00

on a roll - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-18: 14:49:00

Excellent. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-19: 16:31:00

Purrmeated: /per mee ayt ed/ It happened every morning at 4:00 am. Yvonne would be deep in sleep until she felt that which purrmeated her reverie. Her tom cat would stare her awake. He would look at her enough with his big eyes until she was wide awake and wondering what happened to her. He commenced his very loud purring just after he got her attention. This would go on until she reached out to pat him under the chin and behind the ears. He made a perfect alarm clock...too bad she couldn't set Romeo for 3 hours later each morning! Etymology: Purr (a low vibrating sound typical of a contented cat; indicate pleasure by purring; characteristic of cats) & Permeated (sinks in;penetrated; to spread through) Created by: Nosila.
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Starewolf: /stair-wulf/ Lynn gasped audibly as she opened her eyes, her reflection mirrored in twin dead reflecting pools, sanguine in the light from the alarm clock. She froze in place as fetid hot breath assaulted her nostrils. She tried to form the words to wake her husband, but they were lost in his cavernous snores. The beast opened its rancorous mouth and licked her full on across the mouth, and then bolted for the door. A mixture of chewed kleenex and rawhide dotted her cheek as she realized the starewolf was just the dogs needing to go out. Groaning when she saw the time, she rolled back over and pretended to accidentally elbow her husband in the face, feigning sleep as he dutifully rose to let the twin monsters out to sour the lawn with their feculence. Etymology: stare + wolf; ala werewolf Created by: Banky.
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great sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-18: 15:05:00

I like how I came up with the definition, and upon re-reading it, I realized I didn't actually stick to the definition. Haha, I'm an idiot. - Banky, 2008-03-18: 15:24:00

Another great sentence. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-18: 16:39:00

Are your dogs wolf hounds? Houndingly good creations! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-18: 19:13:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-18: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by banky. Thank you banky. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-05-25: 00:04:00
Today's definition was suggested by banky. Thank you banky. ~ James

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