Jun 24, 2009

wondrous words

New words that I have found in my reading this week, from Almost Perfect:

Brux- "He's bruxing. That's the noise a rat makes when it's really happy."
Definition: grinding the teeth

and from It's Not About the Bike:

Peloton- "The spectator rarely sees the technical side of cycling, but behind the gorgeous rainbow blur of the peloton is the more boring reality that road racing is a carefully calibrated thing..."
Definition: the main group of riders in a cycling road race

Velodrome- "We went into a velodrome to look at my position on the bike and determine where I was loosing power.
Definition: an indoor arena with a banked track for bicycle races

Collate- "That first week my mother picked up all of my prescriptions, collated my medical records, scoured bookstores for cancer material, and organized my schedule."
Definition: to gather or arrange pages into a proper sequence

for more wondrous words, visit Bermudaonion's Weblog!


  1. The sentence for bruxing really creeps me out. For some odd reason, I knew velodrome - I'm not sure why. Thanks for participating.

  2. I didn't know brux and peloton. Thanks for those words.

    Wondrous Words Wednesday

  3. I'm fairly certain I've encountered "collate" in the past. It's also such a useful word, no?

  4. Bermudaonion- does it make you feel better to know it was spoken in a pet shop, over a domestic rat?

    Gautami Tripathy- well, you're welcome! always glad to introduce new vocabulary.

    Anonymous Child- Collate was a very familiar word to me, I know I've run into it before, too. But I was glad to pin its definition down, this time.

  5. Brux, huh? I do that in my sleep--really bad. But I think it's more related to stress than happiness! :P

    I know collate from work--those fancy copy machines sure are smart.

  6. My husb grinds his teeth at night, too- but I never hear the noise.

    I knew I'd heard collate in an office setting before, but I wasn't sure exactly what it meant! (not having an office job myself)

  7. Anonymous6/26/2009

    Great words. The only one I knew was collate.


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