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'Have you seen my wedding rings?'

DEFINITION: n. The desire to convert items with sentimental value, like antique hand-crafted jewelery, back into the raw material, like gold bullion, to access its commercial value. v. To cash in something with sentimental value.

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Sentimeltall

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: sen tim ell tahl

Sentence: It's amazing how quickly sentimental turns to sentimeltall in tough times

Etymology: sentimental melt all

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Recyclophobia

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: re-cyc-loh-FO-bya

Sentence: Marshall had always been into recycling for environmental concerns but with the turndown in the economy he had become totally recyclophobic even going so far as to melt down family heirlooms, coin collections, and anything else he thought had even a remote chance of containing precious metals.

Etymology: Blend of 'recycle' (return metals etc to their natural state for reuse) and 'phobia' (phobic)(irrational fear)

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Nostalchemy

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: nos/tal/kemy

Sentence: Times were tough so Sally and Sam resorted to nostalchemy after rummaging through the house to find anything with traces of base metals. They finally drew the line at pulling filled teeth.

Etymology: nostalgia (sentimental yearning) + alchemy (medieval chemistry seeking to turn base metals into gold)

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COMMENTS:

your reactive attractive verbotomy has great chemistry! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-08: 07:24:00

Great word! - Mustang, 2009-04-08: 09:43:00

You turn words into gold! - Nosila, 2009-04-08: 23:30:00

ROTFLOL!You always come through with comedy and much to say with so few words~ :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-09: 06:52:00

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Sentimentalsedimented

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: sen-ti-men-tal-sed-i-ment-ed

Sentence: Tiffany Winston couldn't catch her breath and was heart broken, when she realized her husband Harry Winston had "sentimentalsedimented" all of her precious antique gold heirlooms she had inherited from her Grandmother's estate. Tiffany went on to explain, that one single piece of the jewelery he had just "sentimentalsedimented" was valued at over 1.5 million at Sotheby's with what she was willing to part with and had already had it catalogued to be auctioned...but now Harry had turned all of her sentimental jewelry into a glob of sediment worth far le$$ money!

Etymology: Sentimental; Marked or governed by feeling, sensibility, or emotional idealism,resulting from feeling rather than reason or thought (a sentimental attachment) or (a sentimental favorite) Sedimented; To settle to the bottom in a liquid,to deposit sediment. (added "ed"); to show the act of melting to achieve a $ediment.

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Sentigoldal

Created by: Bughunt

Pronunciation: sen-tee-gole-dul

Sentence: My father is very sentigoldal. My mother's already lost ten necklaces!

Etymology: SENTI-mental, GOLD, sentiment-AL

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Meltrinketosis

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: mel-TREEN-kit-OH-sis

Sentence: Into the mailer we tossed them with glee- Granny’s old brooch with the fine filagree… Rings that were crafted when that was an art, Gifts they intended to mend broken hearts. Surely we'll harvest the fair market price- No one would cheat us- that wouldn’t be nice! MELTRINKETOSIS runs rampant today… Don’t weigh your heirlooms- just do as we say. Gold chains and memories melted away Returned as a buck so more bills we can pay. Silver's re-fashioned with minimal labor- Into a STUD for the nose of your neighbor.

Etymology: MELt+TRINKET+OSIS= MELTRINKETOSIS.....MELT: to become altered from a solid to a liquid state usually by heat; Middle English, from Old English meltan; akin to Old Norse melta to digest, Greek meldein to melt [12th century].....TRINKET: a small ornament (as a jewel or ring) often bequeathed by a loved one, perhaps fashioned by the lost-wax process; origin unknown [circa 1527].....-OSIS: suffix indicating an illness or medical condition, action, process, or condition; New Latin, from Greek -ōsis, from -ō- (stem of causative verbs in -oun) + -sis.

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metrohumanx WE BUY ANYTHING! Use the postage-paid "greed-pack" and we will return you MAXIMUM MONIES! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-08: 02:11:00

metrohumanx If you vote for me, I'll put us back on the gold standard and i promise to put a chicken in every pot! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-08: 02:32:00

A hit with me are your verse and verbotomy ... great golden oldies! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-08: 07:18:00

fantastic metro - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-08: 13:16:00

Metalligent, metalphysical and metalmorphic! Cheers, metalrohumanx! - Nosila, 2009-04-08: 23:22:00

YOU are "meltan my trinkets" Metrohumanx~ GOOD one! :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-09: 06:49:00

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Rawlove

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: R-aw-luv

Sentence: Alex was overcome with rawlove when he saw the price of gold go over $1000 an ounce, knowing that 5 of his 6 teeth had gold caps on them! He immediately used a pliers to yank them off and melted them in an old cast iron pan over the hobo barrel.

Etymology: Raw (basic, elemental materials) + love (desire, want)

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Oldengoldenmolding

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: olden - golden - mold - ing

Sentence: Cleopatra practiced oldengoldenmolding as she collected all the jewels and precious metals of her ancestry; melted them down and sold them for to buy clothes and makeup.

Etymology: Olden, Golden and Molding

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very good - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-08: 13:21:00

I bet she even melted the stuff she got from her Mummy! De Nile ain't just a river in Eqypt! Good One, mweinmann! - Nosila, 2009-04-08: 23:25:00

metrohumanx She should've hooked up with Rumplestiltskin! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-09: 02:36:00

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Ingotwetrust

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: in got we trust

Sentence: When Jane got home she first noticed that Dick was cooking something putrid. Upon further look, instead she found him smelting all her jewellery and valuables. His ingotwetrust activities however were a waste, as she had long ago copied her jewellery and placed the real McCoys in a bank vault. Dick's cooking smelled more like melting plastic...a recipe for asphyxiation!

Etymology: Ingot (gold bullion in a size convenient for handling) & Wordplay on motto "In God We Trust" (placed on US currency)

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Smeltiment

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: smel tim ent

Sentence: Roy surptised Rachel by throwing all her inherited jewellery into a pot on the stove to extract the precious metals. His smeltiment towards her prized antiques quickly turned to confusion. Seems they made fakes in the old days, too and she ended up with a sentimelted blob in her good cooking pots and nothing to remember Grandma by...Roy turned out to be an alchemissed.

Etymology: Smelt (extract metals by heating) & Sentiment (tender, romantic, or nostalgic feeling or emotion)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-08: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-04-08: 07:35:00
Your mind took this golden opportunity, mined the definition and cartoon, and smelted it all down for all it was worth!

silveryaspen - 2009-04-08: 07:37:00
Shoot - got into the wrong box by mistake.

silveryaspen - 2009-04-08: 07:40:00
On second thought - that compliment is also very fitting for Metro's creating this definition and James' cartoon!

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2009-04-08: 23:59:00
I feel some guilt creating a def AND a word, but i really don't have anything premeditated... i'm just a verbosoldier in the verbototrenches - and i never vote for myself..... i'm not worthy. But i really love all you guys - you all raise the standard! And i really appreciate the factoid that thee are no spammers or hostile minds to contend with. we are indeed fortunate. The James Gang deserves some kind of cyber-medal... and you all do too! In Peace and Harmony and Conservation of our Precious bodily fluids.... I thank you all!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-09: 07:33:00
Thank you for the kind and funny words -- especially the ones made from your melted-down memories. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-21: 00:14:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James