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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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Scentometal

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: sentəmetl

Sentence: It was bad enough that Henry had insomnia. After being bombarded by at least a dozen late-night ”Cash-for-Gold” commercials he now has scentometal fever. His wife had to put her foot down when he tried to hock her grandmother’s dentures. ”I don’t care that she loves soup, she can’t gum the rest.”

Etymology: scent (a distinctive smell, esp. one that is pleasant) + metal (a solid material that is typically hard, shiny, malleable, fusible, and ductile, with good electrical and thermal conductivity) from sentimental

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zinc i like it - galwaywegian, 2010-10-21: 18:23:00

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Plunderwear

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: pləndərwer

Sentence: Joan inherited some very nice jewelry from her mother. She cherished the memories that it evoked. Her husband only saw it as plunderwear, something to be cashed in at the slightest provocation.

Etymology: plunder (steal goods from (a place or person), typically using force and in a time of war or civil disorder) + underwear (clothing worn under other clothes, typically next to the skin)

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I wonder if this is one of Victoria's Secrets? - Mustang, 2009-04-08: 09:44:00

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Ingostalgia

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: ing-go-stal-jah

Sentence: Her severe case of ingostalgia resulted in the creation of a new soup recipe, gold bullion mixed with beef bullion - bon appetit!

Etymology: ingot (as in chunk of gold or metal) + nostalgia

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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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Preciousmeltalls

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: presh us melt alls

Sentence: The current economic down turn left Rob crash strapped for cash. Thus, unscentimetal Rob was a cold fish on a gold fish. Rob stole his sleeping wife Goldie's gold nose ring, gold ear and nose studs, gold wedding ring, and all her other golden chains, too. His ultimate goald, was to cash in these preciousmeltalls at the smelting jeweler's shop.

Etymology: PRECIOUS METALS, PRECIOUS, MELT, ALL. Precious metals - usually means the precious elements of gold, silver, and platinum. Precious - much loved, highly valued, and worth a lot of money. Melt - to use heat to change from a solid state to a liquid state; a way to liquidate precious metals for cash. All - the whole quantity of things (gold jewelry) involved. /// Unscentimetal is a blending of unscentimental and metal. /// (Ultimate) Goald is a blending of goal and gold.

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excellent - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-08: 13:20:00

Love it! We are not worthy, you have a AUra! - Nosila, 2009-04-08: 23:29:00

metrohumanx Did Rob live near a silver mine? - metrohumanx, 2009-04-09: 02:35:00

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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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Centimetal

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: sent-i-met-el

Sentence: I was absent-mindedly looking at the ring my grandmother had passed along from her childhood when I got a centimetal feeling. Wouldn't Grandma want me to have something nice--even nicer than an old ring that doesn't fit me? I headed to the antique jewelry store immediately.

Etymology: Sentimental altered to incorporate "cent" as in the unit of currency and "metal" as in precious metals.

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metrohumanx I get your drift. - metrohumanx, 2009-04-09: 02:30:00

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Heirnecity

Created by: jamestsmith70

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Feltchemy

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: felt kem mee

Sentence: Georgia was horrified to come home and find that her husband, Nat had taken all her antique, fine gold jewellery and placed it in a saucepan to try and melt it down into gold ingots. "What kind of feltchemy are you practising?" she lamented. "Relax, Precious", he smirked..."I am just cooking up some Karat soup for us"!

Etymology: Felt (to feel;to have sensed) & Alchemy (ancient chemistry practice to try and change base metals into gold)

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Jewelleremixedemotions

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: ju/well/ur/ree/mixed/ee/moe/shuns

Sentence: It was with jerwelleremixedemotions that she melted down all her charms.

Etymology: jewellery + re mix + mixed emotions

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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