2015/01/15

Arithmomania

Filed under: dictionary,signs — WmX @ 10:09
numbered rocks

Sufferers may for instance feel compelled to count the steps while ascending or descending a flight of stairs or to count the number of letters in words. They often feel it is necessary to perform an action a certain number of times to prevent alleged calamities. Other examples include counting tiles on the floor or ceiling, the number of lines on the highway, or simply the number of times one breathes or blinks–Wikipedia

2015/01/01

mandibular prognathism

Filed under: dictionary,dogs — WmX @ 09:47
Toulouse the bulldog

Keeping an eye on the cat next door. Toulouse is a French Bulldog, a brachycephalic breed that exhibits notable mandibular prognathism. The word “prognathism” derives from Greek pro (forward) and gnathos (jaw).
Brachycephaly, from latin roots meaning “short” and “head”, is descriptive term for animals whose skulls or noses are shorter than typical for the species.Wikipedia.

2014/12/19

desiderating

Filed under: dictionary — WmX @ 10:53
J-dog views the unattainable


verb (used with object), desiderated, desiderating 1.to wish or long for.–dictionary.com

2014/07/15

Free

Filed under: dictionary,signs — WmX @ 10:42

tire in the sidewalk
Free
1. enjoying personal rights or liberty, as a person who is not in slavery: a land of free people.
2. pertaining to or reserved for those who enjoy personal liberty: They were thankful to be living on free soil.
3. existing under, characterized by, or possessing civil and political liberties that are, as a rule, constitutionally guaranteed by representative government: the free nations of the world.
4. enjoying political autonomy, as a people or country not under foreign rule; independent.
5. exempt from external authority, interference, restriction, etc., as a person or one’s will, thought, choice, action, etc.; independent; unrestricted.
6. able to do something at will; at liberty: free to choose.
7. clear of obstructions or obstacles, as a road or corridor: The highway is now free of fallen rock.
8. not occupied or in use: I’ll try to phone her again if the line is free.
9. exempt or released from something specified that controls, restrains, burdens, etc. (usually followed by from or of ): free from worry; free of taxes.
10. having immunity or being safe (usually followed by from ): free from danger.
11. provided without, or not subject to, a charge or payment: free parking; a free sample.
Dictionary.com
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2014/04/19

deracinate

Filed under: dictionary,trees — WmX @ 03:14

Edgar Shannon Garden
The Shannon Garden Honoring the Presidency, 1959-1974, of Edgar Finley Shannon, Jr.

deracinated Shannon Garden
de·rac·i·nate- To pull up by the roots; uproot; extirpate; eradicate.–Dictionary.com

2013/04/23

Sphygmomanometer

Filed under: dictionary — WmX @ 11:04


The word comes from the Greek sphygmós (pulse), plus the scientific term manometer (pressure meter). The device was invented by Samuel Siegfried Karl Ritter von Basch in 1881. Scipione Riva-Rocci introduced a more easily used version in 1896. In 1901, Harvey Cushing modernized the device and popularized it within the medical community.–Wikipedia

2013/04/18

I don’t argue with the Chef

Filed under: artifact,dictionary — WmX @ 00:37

knifes
nives

knife- plural knives [nahyvz] verb, knifed, knif·ing.
noun
1. an instrument for cutting, consisting essentially of a thin, sharp-edged, metal blade fitted with a handle.–Dictionary.com

2013/03/22

outlier

Filed under: dictionary,fauna — WmX @ 07:05


1- something that lies outside the main body or group that it is a part of, as a cow far from the rest of the herd, or a distant island belonging to a cluster of islands.–Dictionary.com

2013/03/10

south view (adjacency)

Filed under: development,dictionary,Urban Planning — WmX @ 22:52

City Walk site work
Intersection of R-2 and Downtown Extended.
adjacent — adj
1. being near or close, esp having a common boundary; adjoining; contiguous–dictionary.com

2013/02/24

Carlton Avenue

Filed under: architecture,dictionary — WmX @ 10:09


Southwest view of Carlton Avenue, Charlottesville, Virginia

Avenue:
a. a wide, usually tree-lined road, path, driveway, etc., through grounds to a country house or monumental building.
b. a suburban, usually tree-lined residential street.

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