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DEFINITION: n., The deep red lines and/or furrows, which appear on a person's face after they have slept on wrinkled or creased bed sheets. v., To wake up and discover that your face matches your wrinkled bed sheets.

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Discomforter

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dis kom for ter

Sentence: Each morning since she turned 40, Mary had woken up with a discomforter, not a comforter, with her in bed. The pain was caused by the wrinkle tracts left on her face from her bedding. It took her face an hour to pop out these furrows and Mary was very worried that one day soon, they would stay permanently.

Etymology: Discomfort (an uncomfortable feeling in some part of the body) & Comforter (bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together;quilt;duvet)

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Sleepcrease

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: sleep-creese

Sentence: Kristie came to college wary of the power of a mid-day nap. And well through her freshmen year, she tried to deny the deep snoozes she took before dinner. Her hypocrisy finally got the better of her friends, who started mocking her sleepcrease mercilessly when she showed up late for dinner and claimed she was studying.

Etymology: sleep + crease

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Slumburrows

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: slum-ber-rohs

Sentence: Wendy tried to make it look like she'd been up-and-at-'em for hours, but the bedvidence of her recently sleeping was clearly written in the slumburrows of her face.

Etymology: slumber, burrows

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Excellent verboticism!! - Mustang, 2007-11-26: 07:02:00

Nice word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-26: 20:50:00

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Pillowglyph

Created by: Buzzardbilly

Pronunciation: pillowglyph (pil-ou-glif)

Sentence: When he awakened one side of his face was covered in a pillowglyph that resembled Nazca lines. -OR- She had obviously been sleeping quite heavy as her arms, face, and what part I could see of her legs quite a pillowglyphic display.

Etymology: pillow (a cushion generally used for sleeping) + glyph (shortened from dermatoglyph because "glyph" itself is easily understood as "a symbolic figure carved or incised in relief"; whereas, "dermatoglyph" refers to lines forming on the skin)

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Naplication

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: nap-li-ca-shen

Sentence: Naplication is a perfect excuse for my wrinkles. At this age, it's hard to tell if the wrinkles are from the pillow or if I really look like that.

Etymology: nap: + plication: the act or process of folding

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Kipanwrinkle

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Kip-an-rink-el

Sentence: When Lucy awoke from her slumber she as horrified to discover that she was suffering the kipanwrinkle syndrome. Everything was clear when she looked at her sheets and saw how crumpled they were.

Etymology: Kip(to sleep) + wrinkle(a line or fold in the skin of the face) = Kipanwrinkle. See also Rip Van Winkle(a short story of a villager of Dutch descent, who slept or twenty years

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Wrinkidermis

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: rink/uh/dur/mis

Sentence: It takes at least four, or five hours after I wake up to overcome wrinkidermis embedded on my face and suffered from my creased pillow.

Etymology: WRINKIDERMIS - noun - from WRINKLE (a small furrow, or crease on the face) + EPIDERMIS (the outer layer of the skin)

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metrohumanx Technically impeccable...and a little scary. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-23: 17:12:00

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Linedament

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: lin-ed-e-ment

Sentence: Ever since daylight savings time had destroyed her life, Kimberly napped during her lunch break. She was not a peaceful sleeper. Often, Kimberly woke up with a start and once woke up to realize that the weekly office meeting was starting; she rushed to the conference room unaware of the drool on her blouse and the paperclip embedded in her face. She burst in asking "what'd I miss?!" frantic and breathing heavily. Zinnia calmly leaned toward Jared and whispered "I think she missed her linedament."

Etymology: lined (marked or covered with lines) + lineament (features and contours of a face)

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COMMENTS:

good one - Nosila, 2010-03-20: 00:06:00

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Ripvanwrinkle

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: rip-van-WRING-kuhl

Sentence: After having forty winks which seemed like forty years to her, Roxie was horrified on waking to find her face ripvanwrinkled in a deep red phizgrid.

Etymology: Ripvanwrinkle: blend of wrinkle & Rip Van Winkle, an Irving Washington character who slept for 20 years. Phizgrid: Conflation of phiz: slang for face from physiognomy & grid: a network of crossing horizontal and vertical lines.

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COMMENTS:

great minds and all that - that was the first word that sprang to my mind - so many good words today - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-26: 13:18:00

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Bedface

Created by: looseball

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-26: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-26: 13:35:00
By the way, Stevenson0's crazy shopping word, "Dealusional", was published in Toronto Star as one of Top the Invented Words of the Week. See: http://www.verbotomy.com/blog/?p=223. Congratulations to Stevenson0 ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-19: 00:08:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James