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English words from various sources


undefined, object
copy deck
the/to stipple
to draw in dots or short strokes;
method of drawing using dots or short strokes
a twilled cloth of worsted or worsted wool, often used for suits
a jinker
a sulky;
a cart or trailer used to transport timber
a sulky
a two-whilled one horse carriage for one person
plane weave
the most common and tightest of basic weave structures in which the filling threads pass over and under successive warp threads and repeat the same pattern with alternate threads in the following row, producing a checkered surface
twill weave
weave structure in which the filling threads are woven over and under two or more warp yarns, producing a characteristic diagonal pattern
satin weave
weave structure in which the filling threads are interlaced with the warp at widely separated intervals, producing the effect of an unbroken surface
female fox !!!
scarabeid beetles were regarded as sacred in ancient Egipt
excessively ornate, grandiloquent
a tributary
A stream that flows into a larger stream or other body of water.
(metallurgy) An opening in the shell and refractory lining of a furnace through which air is forced
sward, swarth
A lawn or meadow, land covered with grassy turf
al fresco
in the open air, almost always, used in relation to dining alfresco, i.e. eating outside
a flat open stretch of pavement or grass, especially one designed as a promenade along a shore
??? any form of flying machine: jinker, sonie, ultralight... ???
day nursery, hospital for foundlings, representation of Nativity, care of other's young offspring among animal
a foundling
an infant child of unknown parents
barouche = ландо
19th century type of horse-drawn four-wheeled vehicle with two double seats facing each other, a collapsible hood folding like a bellows over the back seat and an outside box seat at the front for the driver. Drawn by pairs of high-quality horses and was used principally for leisure driving in the summer.
Marked with striae; striped, grooved, or ridged
striated muscle
sceletal, voluntary, and heart muscle, as distingueshed from smooth muscle
a long channel or groove
the mineral that is the Greek gods' blood. Dark green. If a god is injured and bleeds, this substance makes his blood poisonous to mortals
to glower
to look or stare angrily with a scowl
having surface that's not smooth, but covered with scales or small projections; difficult to handle, knotty; scandalous

her body, slight enough anyway, diminished by the flower-encrusted bier
a stand on which a corpse or a coffin containing a corpse is placed before burial
de rigeur

It is now de rigueur for Western journalists to deplore the muzzling of the media, the neutering of parliament and the decline of political freedoms under Putin.
necessary according to etiquette, protocol or fashion, but not by any hard rule
cumul des mandats
multiplicity of offices
"synchronization; making equal" is a Nazi term for the process by which the Nazi regime successively established a system of totalitarian control over the individual, and tight coordination over all aspects of society and commerce. One goal of this policy was to eliminate individualism by forcing everybody to adhere to a specific doctrine and way of thinking and to control as many aspects of life as possible using a huge police force.
reticule, reticle, graticule
a network of fine lines, dots, cross hairs, or wires in the focal plane of the eyepiece of an optical instrument
a temporary passageway of planks (as over mud on a building site); a temporary bridge for getting on and off a vessel at dockside
Synonyms: gangplank, gangboard
An upright wall within the hull of a ship. May serve several purposes: increase the structural rigidity of the vessel, divide functional areas into rooms and create watertight compartments that can contain water in the case of a hull breach or other leak.

The Washington Post correspondents have produced a hard-hitting survey of the new Russia, Kremlin Rising, that puts the palliators of the Financial Times to shame.
To conceal or make light of a fault or offense, to make (an offense or crime) seem less serious
longue durée

Either blemishes are normal and superable at this stage of development. Or they are the regrettable but unavoidable costs of capitalist progress. Or they are indurated vices of the longue durée.
The longue durée is a term used by the French Annales School of historical writing to designate their approach to the study of history, which gave priority to long-term historical structures over events. The approach incorporates social scientific methods into history and was pioneered by Marc Bloch and Lucien Febvre in the first half of the 20th century. The approach was carried on by Fernand Braudel in the second part of the century. Recent applications of the longue durée may be found in Robert Putnam's and Bent Flyvbjerg's studies of democracy in Italy and Denmark, respectively. Both studies find that a key to adequately understand modern democracy is the understanding of centuries old, pre-modern structures of governance and what impact these have on democracy today.
maudlin sentimentality, excessively sentimental art or music; liquid fat, especially of chicken
struggle to come to terms with the past

cocktail of heterogeneous genres and tropes of an alternative reality, which seeks to maximise provocation and dépaysement
change of scenery; exile
A flattened candlestick that has a handle; a decorative wall bracket for holding candles or lights.
a container for fire, generally taking the form of an upright standing or hanging metal bowl or box

Their eyes were a terrible, malevolent yellow ringed by blue circles and set under saurian brows.
Any of various reptiles of the suborder Sauria, which includes the lizards and in former classifications also the crocodiles and dinosaurs.
wherrie, wherry
A boat used for carrying cargo on rivers and canals in England, originally along the Thames as a water taxi. Evolved into a gentleman's rowing boat.
conning tower
a raised platform on a ship or submarine, often armored, from which an officer can con the vessel; i.e., give directions to the helmsman
suffering from indigestion
especially fine or decorative clothing: одеяние
a light spear thrown with a hand: дротик
a moat
a deep, broad trench surrounding a structure, installation, or town
pertaining to or like a bear
the direction in which the wind is blowing, as opposed to winward
the compartment at the bottom of the hull of a ship or boat where water collects so that it may be pumped out of the vessel at a later time
a process used to seal the seams in wooden boats or ships, and rivetted iron or steel ships, in order to make them watertight
Loose hemp or jute fiber, sometimes treated with tar, creosote, or asphalt, used chiefly for caulking seams in wooden ships and packing pipe joints
The concluding part of an oration; especially, a final summing up and enforcement of an argument
suborn if I suborn him to heresy this night, as I've planned...
incite to commit a crime or an evil deed
loam - сђглинок

...eleven (cities)I've claimed by wetting the fertile loam of Ilium's lands with Trojan blood...
type of soil composed of sand, silt, and clay in relatively even concentration. Feels mellow and is easy to work over a wide range of moisture conditions.
pied-a-terre (piey-dah-tear)
a small apt or condo in the city, "a foot on the ground", usually well decorated, traditionally on the ground floor.
"bread and butter table", Swedish table
ulcerated chilblain on the heel
An inflammation followed by itchy irritation on the hands, feet, or ears, resulting from exposure to moist cold
a loose coverall (coat or frock) reaching down to the ankles
alternating periods of chills, fever, and sweating. Used chiefly in reference to the fevers associated with malaria
A horizontal beam or bar held up by two pairs of divergent legs and used as a support; A framework consisting of vertical, slanted supports and horizontal crosspieces supporting a bridge.
crudites [croo-dih-TAY]
Cut raw vegetables, such as carrot sticks and pepper strips, served often with a dip as an appetizer.
klieg light - is an intense carbon arc lamp especially used in filmmakin
A class of women kept by wealthy lovers or protectors.
Soil composed of a mixture of sand, clay, silt, and organic matter.
шлюз; to wash with water flowing in a sluice
to take the color from; bleach
a drug to treat anxiety
Made of a soft wool fabric with a colorful, woven or printed and swirled pattern of abstract curved shapes, marked with this pattern. After a burgh of southwest Scotland west of Glasgow. It has been a textile center since the early 18th century and became famous in the 19th century for its colorful patterned shawls.
a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it; a raised platform, as in a lecture hall, for speakers or honored guests

[Middle English deis, from Anglo-Norman, platform, from Late Latin discus, table, from Latin, discus, quoit.
A visible trail of streaks of condensed water vapor or ice crystals sometimes forming in the wake of an aircraft. Also called vapor trail. Инверсионный след, estela
gelatinous substance secreted by plants; cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive. растительная слизь, растительный клей, mucílago
sorting and allocating aid on the basis of need for or likely benefit from medical treatment or food
To move in a leisurely, relaxed way; saunter
a Chinese god worshipped in the form of an idol
joss stick
a slender stick of incense burned before a joss by the Chinese
Highly unconventional; eccentric or bizarre
North American aquatic turtles
Gauzelike curtain used in theater, motion picture, and television presentations to give special lighting effects. When illuminated from one side, the material is translucent; when illuminated from the other side, it is opaque.

Translucent material used to diffuse or decrease the light intensity from a lighting instrument.
polished and well-groomed; showing sophisticated elegance
In a theater, the frame or arch separating the stage from the auditorium, through which the action of a play is viewed. The proscenium opening was of particular importance to 19th-century realist playwrights, for whom it served as a picture frame or an invisible wall through which the audience experienced the illusion of spying on the characters.
a medicated topical preparation for application to the skin, of a similar viscosity to lotions, significantly less viscous than an ointment or cream, unlike a lotion is always rubbed in
fugitive from the law
bray, to bray
The loud, harsh cry of a donkey.
somewhat tumid

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