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Gloomeyed

Created by: Kyoti

Pronunciation: Gloo-mide

Sentence: Sarah's cat, Mr. Huxley, glanced up at her all gloomeyed, walked casually over to the litter box, and began to fling the contents aimlessly about the room in an attempt to convey his displeasure with being left in the apartment for a week with nothing but a catnip ball and NPR radio programming.

Etymology: Gloomy: when the sun never shines, eyed: possessing two organic visual sensors located about the face.

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Critterseyes

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: critter/size

Sentence: Each day when she left for work her cat would critterseyes her from the tiny opening in the living room shutters.

Etymology: criticize + eyes + critter

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COMMENTS:

nice! - galwaywegian, 2008-09-18: 06:26:00

You have a crittercal eye! - Nosila, 2008-09-19: 01:47:00

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Meglancecholy

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Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /meglænskəli/

Sentence: When I arrived home, my pet gave me one of those meglancholies, and I couldn't help to feel guilty about leaving it alone the whole afternoon...

Etymology: MEGLANCECHOLY. n. From Melancholy + Glance

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Guiltfelines

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: gilt fee lins

Sentence: It always happens when I am packing for a trip, even a short one. My two cats seem to know I am forsaking them, so they circle my legs, sleep on my suitcase and worse, stare at me with those big eyes accusingly. Yes it's the old guiltfelines again. They refuse to eat while I am gone and ignore whoever is serving their physical needs. Then when I return their excitement and curiosity at my return is soon replaced with aloofness. I am being paid back for my abandonment of them for a while. Then, they are back to normal...asking what I brought them, what's for dinner and why haven't I bought any more catnip. Luckily cats have short memories.

Etymology: Guilt Feelings (remorse caused by feeling responsible for some offence) & Felines (cats)

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Petpeep

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pet peep

Sentence: When Jenny returned from holdays every year, she got the same treatment from her menagerie...the petpeep. Even though she had ensured someone would come by daily to feed, water, talk to them and change their litter areas, it took a week for them to forgive her. The guinea pig glared, the beta was baleful, the cat was contemptuous, the sheepdog looked sheepish and the Siamese cat was sulky.

Etymology: Pet (a domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement;a fit of petulance or sulkiness (especially at what is felt to be a slight)& Peep (a secret look; to look furtively)also Wordplay on Pet Peeve (an opportunity for complaint that is seldom missed)

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Opthalmologuilt

Created by: FayeWord

Pronunciation: op-thal-moll-o-guilt

Sentence: Almost immediately as I saw the look of opthalmologuilt from her, I realized that I had forgotten her birthday.

Etymology: opthalmology (science of the eye) / guilt (guilty)

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Glowergard

Created by: Kevcom

Pronunciation: gla-wer-garghd

Sentence: Old Jessie gave me a glowergard late last night after I forgot to change his water. Poor Jessie, he can't even try to be independent...

Etymology: glower + regard

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Fidoeyed

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fīdōīd

Sentence: After a long, hard day at work Jeff*s pup Bobo greets him with his best fidoeyed look as if to say **How could you leave me all day here with that stupid cat?** Guiltreats will surely ensue.

Etymology: fido (a generic name for a pet dog) + doe-eyed (having large, gentle, dark eyes)

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Melancollie

Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (n.) měl'ən-kŏl'ē

Sentence: When I refuse to give in to Tilda's look of melancollie and give her a treat, she sulks in her doghouse all day.

Etymology: Melan- ("black", as in melancholy) + -collie ("One of a breed of dogs having a usually long, black, tan, and white or sable and white coat, raised originally in Scotland for herding sheep"; probably derived from "coaly" = "coal-black").

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Eyesbreaker

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: eyes/braker

Sentence: She could melt ice with her eyesbreaker stare

Etymology: ice breaker + eyes

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COMMENTS:

well done...my dog gives me that every day. - Chickp, 2007-10-22: 12:12:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-22: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram! ~ James

remistram - 2007-10-22: 10:34:00
Came up with this one thanks to my sucky-baby cat.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-22: 11:32:00
Your pet inspiration! ~ James

ErWenn - 2007-10-22: 19:09:00
Petspiration? Nah, sounds a little too much like dog sweat.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-23: 03:03:00
Pet sweat? That smells like a good idea for a definition. I will put it on the list. Thanks ErWenn! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-17: 00:17:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

galwaywegian - 2011-07-06: 04:33:00
staretling

'I can't believe you left me here all day. Alone!'

DEFINITION: n., A sulky look characterized by prolonged eye contact, which pets give their owners and/or spouses when they feel neglected. v., To stare at someone with a sad-eyed look in an effort to make them feel guilty.

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