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boggle

Pronunciation /ˈbɒɡ(ə)l/
verb
[no object]
informal (of a person or their mind) be astonished or baffled when trying to imagine something.

Origin
Late 16th century probably of dialect origin and related to bogle and bogey.

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While it may **boggle** your mind, Bob was not frightened by the prospect of seeing the junior ghosts, ghouls, **bogles** and vampires who appeared at his door each Halloween.

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In the spirit of October, join us to learn about the horrors of what is happening to your data!

Manipulation of your thoughts, is not a myth... it is a well funded science.

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barrier

Pronunciation /ˈbarɪə/
noun
1 A fence or other obstacle that prevents movement or access.
1.1 British A gate at a car park or railway station that controls access by being raised or lowered.
1.2 A circumstance or obstacle that keeps people or things apart or prevents communication or progress.

Origin
from Old French barriere, of unknown origin

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Keeping high speed traffic on major highways safely separated is the job of carefully designed concrete barriers.

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A thing for which I grope,
It is always my fond hope,
To give a smile to others,
You all, sisters and brothers.

#SmallPoems
#FediWish

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sundays are special
marking many things for us
football in england...

#SundayHaiku
#CLMOOC
#SmallPoems

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Compared to two years ago, if you feel somewhat unwell (eg from a cold, or similar) would you still go to work/school/university?

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"The Gitea project is currently reaching out to professionals who would be able to perform an accessibility audit (and be paid of course).

This issue is currently a placeholder for when we receive the report so we can coordinate remediation of issues identified.

If you are, or know, someone who can perform a professional accessibility audit of Gitea please reach out to the project team at maintainers@gitea.io (or any of the project owners per their email in CONTRIBUTING.md)."

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I wish more people would talk about how captioning and transcription tools are not accessible to screen readers. Blind people want to make our audio and video accessible too. I'm just so tired, y'all. Can't even caption videos! 😠. 😫.

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Diplomacy is the art of telling a person to go to hell in such a way that they ask for directions.

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Sketchdrop no.15
Getting close to the end for the series of rocks, trees are next. I started doing these to get back into a solid drawing routine and improve my coordination, but I also started just enjoying them - seeing improvement is a great motivator.

#mastoart #creativetoots #art #sketch #drawing #ink #inktober

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Doing #clipart is fun. Not always the most "productive" of things, perhaps.

After yesterday's pumps, I really felt I needed an inflation needle. It's a kind of compulsion, I guess.

Try number one was a "photo-like" version, but I didn't really like the threads, so today I made a "design-view" style.

I think I like the second better.

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horripilation

Pronunciation /hɒˌrɪpɪˈleɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
mass noun literary
The erection of hairs on the skin due to cold, fear, or excitement.
count noun ‘a horripilation of dread tingled down my spine’

Origin
Mid 17th century from late Latin horripilatio(n-), from Latin horrere ‘stand on end’ (see horrid) + pilus ‘hair’.

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You may imagine Fran's horripilation at the prospect of standing on the narrow, icy balcony. In fact, you must imagine it. She's wearing winter clothes.

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banter

Pronunciation /ˈbantə/
noun
mass noun
The playful and friendly exchange of teasing remarks.
verb
[no object]
Exchange remarks in a good-humoured teasing way.

Origin
Late 17th century of unknown origin.

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At a family gathering, there is almost always some banter. Sometimes it nearly gets out of hand.

#Pun

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If someone asks you to explain the gap in your resume, just say "I can't answer that without violating an NDA."

It's a really cool way to tell them to fuck off. They don't have to know that the NDA was issued by you to you, and signed by you on behalf of you.

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still-green grass pokes through
and needs to be mowed again
joined by early leaves

#SundayHaiku
#CLMOOC
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Neck wear competitions are so frustrating; the result is usually a tie.

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I've thought about this a little more and decided that a room full of corvids must be a "crow bar".

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⚠️REMINDER: Only download Inkscape from trusted sources and be cautious about emails with links, even if they claim to be from the project. If there's any doubt go to the source. The latest, validated release will always be available for free on our website.

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