The Horologicon

By Mark Forsyth

BBC RADIO four publication OF THE WEEK, learn by means of HUGH DENNIS The Horologicon (or ebook of hours) delivers the main impressive phrases within the English language, prepared based on the hour of the day in the event you really want them. Do you get up feeling tough? Then you`re philogrobolized. Pretending to paintings? That`s fudgelling, which can bring about rizzling for those who think sleepy after lunch, even though via meal time you could have turn into a gleaming deipnosophist. From Mark Forsyth, writer of the bestselling The Etymologicon, this can be a e-book of peculiar phrases for frequent occasions. From ante-jentacular to snudge when it comes to quafftide and wamblecropt, ultimately you could say, with utter accuracy, precisely what you suggest.

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Accismus 225–7 agastopia 220–1 amatorcultist 228 amatorial 221 anuptaphobia 223 arrision 222 Baker highway, altering at 237 baltering 231 balum-rancum 230 bathycolpian 221 bellibone 225 biscot 233 breems 223 buff-ball 230 callipygian 220–1 carnal confederacy 237 cataglottism 233–4, 237 caterwauling 217–18 clickets 223 comfortable significance 236 cowfyne 225 croons 223 dangler 222 dioestrus 219 dragging time 215 eassins 223 equinecessary 238 fanfreluching 237 fangast 236–7 figurant 222 fillip, supply nature a 216 flesh-company 237 fleshling 215 fleshment 235 flichter 223 flichter-fain 223 fondlesome 235, 237 fribbler 237 gamomania 236–7 gazehound 222 green-gown 216 gymnopaedic 230 haker 221 hot cockles 237 imparlibidinous 238 interunion 237 jazz 237 jelly-roll 237 jig-a-jig 237 jockumcloying 237 “Kill me” 224 last favour, the 237 lawful blanket 236 mamihlapinatapai 232–3 mariturient 235 meddling 237 melling 237 minauderie 222 Moll Peatley 237 mollocking 237 murder 224 mutton-monger 216 natiform 221 need-sweat 222 “Nolo Episcopari” 226–7 nympholepsy 239 ogler 221 Ogo-Pogoing 217–19 old hat 237 osculable 233, 237 oscularity 233 osculary 233 osculatrix 233 parabore 227–8 passiuncle 238 pavonize 222 pickaroon, out at the 217 Pisgah sight 238–9 pom-pom 237 poop-noddy 237 proling 217, 218 propassion 219 quaffing 237 rattles 223 rum-strum 222 shake a hough 230 shrikes 223 Sir Berkeley 237 smell-smock 228 smicker 219–20 smickering 219 snilcher 221 snoutfair 225 spanandry 219 sprunt, to 217 subagitation 237 subarrhations 237 supersaliency 238 “Suppose we celebration and cut up a herring” 224 swiving 237 tacturiency 234–6 terp, to 231 terpsichorical 231 thelyphthoric 228–30 tripudiate 230 twiddle-poop 228 velleity 222 Venus workout, the 237 visuriency 234–5 wapping 237 whineth 223 wonder wench 225 “Wouldst wish to con a glimmer with me this early black? ” 224 “You’re a V-8, child” 228 bankruptcy 18: eleven p. m. agatewards 243 ale-knights 242 barguest 248 bug hunters 248 California blanket 249 circumforaneous 249 corpse-hooks 248 danna-drag 248 degringolade 248 devotional behavior 246–7 diverticulums 245 dog-weary 245 dolmus 241 donestres 248 écorchés 248 eternity field 248 extravagant 244 final, to 241 gyrovague 245 hircocervus 248 humicubation 248 labascate 248 late vibrant 241 mascaron 249 montivagant 244 moon-curser 243 mort 248 multivagant 244 mundivagant 244 nemorivagant 244 night-foundered vicambulist 245 noctivagant 245 nubivagant 244 nullibiety 245 nullibiquitous 245 omnivagant 244 pixelated 245 pixilated 245 royal footpad 243 royal scamp 243 seel, to 247 sheep mattress 249 skimbleskamble oberration 245 slidder 242–3 solivagant 244 sooterkins 249 spartle 248 trance 245 trilly, to 241 twitchels 245 uncuses 248 vagulate 245 vespilone 248 whangdoodle 248 wharve 245 wheady mile, upon the 245 white sergeant 242 xenodocheionology 249 xenodochial 249 bankruptcy 19: middle of the night apodysophilia 256 arseling pole 251 beauty-sleep 251 bed faggot 251 Bedfordshire, head up the weary wood hill to 255 bedwards 253 beggar’s velvet 257 bene darkmans 261, 264 blores 252 bull’s-noon 252 candle-wasters 255 clinophobic 253 consopiation 261 couchée 261 counterpanes 261 creep-mouse 253 curtain lecture 258–60 discalcing 257 dowse the glims 261 dragonism 258 dream drumbles 261 dreamery 261 ecdysiasm 257 ecdysiast 256–7 epitrope 260 fugacious 260 gymnologising 259 hay, hit the 255 healing 261 hog’s head, sofa a 255 levament 260 lucubatory 255 lucubrate 255 lychnobites 254 midnight follies 254 myoclonic jerk 261 nightingale flooring 252–3 night-spell 261 panes 261 paralipsis 259 philogrobolized 254 phrontistery 255 Ponk, the 261 Scotch warming pan 260–1 screak 253 snudge 257 soss 253 subderiserous 260 surrepent 253 1 in truth, Catullus wrote one other poem a couple of chap with glossy white enamel, claiming that they just acquired that approach simply because he drank piss.

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