Monday, May 16, 2005

Headus Thrombosis


Make it stop. I left the Vicodin at home. Here's the word of the day. I'm working on a pair of these for me self:

dundrearies \dun-DREER-eez\ noun plural,
often capitalized :

long flowing sideburns

Example sentence:
In order to play the title character in a dramatization of Martin Chuzzlewit, Philip donned false dundrearies that made him look a lot older.

Did you know?
In the United States, Our American Cousin by Tom Taylor is often best remembered as the play Abraham Lincoln was watching at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., when he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth. Word lovers may also recall that the show gave us "dundrearies," a name for the long, bushy sideburns (called "Piccadilly weepers" in England). The term for that particular men's hair fashion, which was popular between 1840 and 1870, comes from the name of Lord Dundreary, a character in the play who sported those elegant whiskers. The name can also be used in the attributive form "dundreary whiskers."

*Indicates the sense illustrated in the example sentence.


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8:57 AM  
Blogger utchmynitz said...

Sweet! Some serious Piccadilly Weepers going on there.

9:29 AM  

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