Verboticism: Obstilint

'Let's try this again with extra suction.'

DEFINITION: v. To pick up a piece of lint from the floor that your vacuum missed, and then drop it in front of the vacuum again, to give the vacuum another chance to suck it up. n. A piece of lint that a vacuum will not pick up.

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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ob/stuh/lint

Sentence: Bits of wool, small strands of thread and other pieces of tiny clothing fuzz on the carpet are just too obstilint for my Hoover vacuum to pick up on the first run so I have to manually assist their trip to the dirt bag.

Etymology: obstinate + lint

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Comments: Obstilint

Jabberwocky - 2008-04-04: 08:37:00

Banky - 2008-04-04: 10:02:00
Nice word!

purpleartichokes - 2008-04-04: 20:09:00
Great word!

OZZIEBOB - 2008-04-07: 05:03:00
Great word, StevO