The Road vocabulary
Terms in this set (108)
White and translucent gypsum often carved into vases and ornaments
a railing with supporting balusters(closely spaced support for railing)
a dark dense igneous rock of a lava flow composed of labradorite and pyroxene and often displaying a columnar structure
a scene or state of wild uproar and confusion
a military encampment made with tents or improvised shelters, usually without shelter from enemy fire.
disshelved in appearance, unkept, course untidy
a thick low post, usually of iron or steel or mounted on a wharf; a small post where lines are attached
soft, roundish mass or lump, especially of chewed food. or a round mass of medicinal matter that is larger than a pill
a large fern or brake, an area overgrown with ferns
any prickly shrub beginning to the genus Rubus of the rose family.
handsome youth kept as sexual companion in ancient Rome
To sear with a cautery or caustic. "Cauterize a wound"
Man made pile of stones
an intense and continuous artillery bombardment
slave, tangible movable or immovable property.
wardrobe and chest of drawers
artificial reservoir (underground tank) for storing liquids and especially water
a narrow board usually thicker at one edge that the other
loft (as in a house)
related by blood
a collar or enclosing band; an enclosing where a jewel is set
a store that sells food and supplies to the personnel or workers in a military post, mining camp, lumber camp, etc; a dining room; a person whose power is delegated by a superior
to draw or bend into folds; to wrinkle
a hooded garment worn by monks
an oily liquid having a burning taste and a penetrating odor, obtained by the distillation of coal and wood tar, used mainly as a preservative for wood and as an antiseptic
blackened or burnt at the edges my bacon has just been crozzled bitch
A tunnel carrying a stream or open drain under a road or railroad...dafuq
One of a number of small, rectangular blocks resembling teeth and used as a decoration
Dig up (something that has been buried, esp. a corpse).
A megalithic tomb with a large flat stone laid on upright ones, found chiefly in Britain and France. For Ex. I am surrounded by dull men
a small remnant, a small quantity
a representation or image, esp. sculptured as a monument; a crude representation of someone disliked used to ridicule
This word was made up by McCarthy, not even ChaCha can tell me what it is... It is either "to put into a space devoid of matter" or "to put into the easiest and most efficient way to keep your carpet clean."
A long, steep slope, esp. one at the edge of a plateau or separating areas of land at different heights
A fiery dragon
Flowstones are composed of sheetlike deposits of calcite formed where water flows down the walls or along the floors of a cave.
A painting done rapidly in watercolor on wet plaster on a wall or ceiling, so that the colors penetrate the plaster and become fixed as it dries
A broad horizontal band of sculpted or painted decoration, esp. on a wall near the ceiling
to be held up by the hind leg
A bridgelike overhead structure with a platform supporting equipment such as a crane, railroad signals, lights, or cameras
very cold, icy
abnormally high fluid pressure in the eye most commonly caused either by blockage of the channel through which aqueous humor drains
a solution fissure, a vertical crack about .5m wide by the dissolving of limestone by water
a call or shout, a huntsman's cry when the quarry is seen
machine used to collect agricultural goods, typically cotton
A metal fastener with a hinged slotted part that fits over a staple and is secured by a pin, bolt, or padlock.
Pertaining to or affected with hydropsy (an abnormal accumulation of fluid beneath the skin or in one or more cavities of the body.); dropsical; hence, thirsty
Destroy (something, esp. waste material) by burning
Not having made a will before one dies
A line on a diagram or map connecting points of equal gradient or inclination
a cut or incision made by a saw or the like in a piece of wood
one ounce gold coin of the Republic of South Africa
a coating substance consisting of resinous materials; evaporates rapidly on application, leaving a tough, adherent film
a lack of vigor or vitality; weakness / a lack of interest or spirit; feeling of listlessness; indifference
a series of fixed invocations and responses, used as a prayer
a vein containing important quantities of metallic ore and filling a well-defined fissure in the rock; ore, mine.
a fine-grained, yellowish-brown, extremely fertile loam deposited mainly by the wind (deposits of slit) and found widely in North America, Asia, and Europe
an arcaded or roofed gallery built into or projecting from the side of a building
to move along easily, with a long, swinging stride or in an easy canter
a plane figure with four equal sides and two obtuse angles; diamond shaped; 2. a cough drop or small piece of hard candy, at one time made in a diamond shape
first fecal excretion of newborn child
a broken stone used to make a road or pavement that is composed of layers of broken stone
refers to begging or relying on charitable donations, and is most widely used for religious followers or ascetics who rely exclusively on charity to survive
is an old dump for domestic waste which may consist of animal bone, human excrement, botanical material, vermin, shells, sherds, lithics (especially debitage), and other artifacts and ecofacts associated with past human occupation.
Any of various edible mushrooms of the genus Morchella and related genera, characterized by a brownish spongelike cap.
is a manuscript page from a scroll or book from which the text has been scraped off and which can be used again
are pieces of wood for a picket fence. To put up a barrier.
are similar to the Scottish cuaran shoes, and are the precursors to ghillies, celtic dance shoes
cant find it anywhere. Apparently its not an actual term except in the road. I presume it just means 'which can be parsed'. Parse is what you do when you take a sentence and analyze the various bits of it
Any of several coded signs left along a road or on a non-Roma house by one Rom comrade to another. The most common ones consist of crossed sprigs (usually of different trees or shrubs) indicating, for example, a direction travelled
A group of people or things of a similar type forming a compact body or brought together for a common purpose.
a fine white pure clay, used in the manufacture of tobacco pipes and pottery and for whitening leather and similar materials
A North American plant (Chimaphila umbellata) of the wintergreen family, with whorled evergreen leaves that yield a diuretic and tonic
cochere- a carriage entrance passing through a building to an enclosed courtyard.
The place of origin or earliest known history of something: "a rug of Iranian provenance".
A ring of iron, rope, or rubber thrown in a game to encircle or land as near as possible to an upright peg.
rickety: affected with, suffering from, or characteristic of rickets; "rickety limbs and joints"; "a rachitic patient".
Rimstone, also called gours, is a type of speleothem (cave formation) in the form of a stone dam.
"drying from the earth" in this apocalyptic novel. It is the end of the Earth for humanity, and also the abandonment of the Earth by what had been divine.
A military engineer who lays or detects and disarms mines.
rough, barren, volcanic topography with thin soils and little vegetation.
any rushlike or grasslike plant of the genus Carex, growing in wet places
a burial vault, tomb, or grave
past participle of shear (to remove by or as if by cutting or clipping with a sharp instrument) or (to strip or deprive [usually followed by of ]: to shear someoneof power.)
a length of yarn or thread wound on a reel or swiftpreparatory for use in manufacturing. Also: a flock of geese, ducks, or the like, in flight.
a highway, as in a mountainous area, having many hairpin curves.
a joining of the lips or edges of a wound or the like by stitching or some similar process, or a seam as formed in sewing; a line of junction between two parts.
stump of a tree
a waterproof hat, often of oilskin, having the brim very broad behind and slanted, worn especially by seamen
the underside of an architectural feature, as a beam, arch,ceiling, vault, or cornice.
A bottle of oil with a cloth wick
To work hard over a period of time, can refer specifically to walking
Slag is the byproduct of smelting ore, pools tend to be found in large refineries or blacksmith's places such as in Skyrim or Oblivion or Runescape!
A frame used by Native Americans to transport loads over land, pulled by animals
1: A bar of wood or stone across the top of a door or window, 2: one of the beams running athwart the ship's hull at the fashion timbers or the surface that forms the flat back panel of a stern of a vessel, 3: a simple lashing knot.
The condition of being twisted or turned, but in adjective form. So like twisty or turny
Tarp, long plastic water resistant material
Being twisted or turning
A structure of open latticework for vines and other creeping plants
A billy club, a baton
a blue or green powder/crust. Like the Statue of Liberty
Vermiculated; vermicular; sinuous. Chiefly fig. flexible
Of or pertaining to, of the nature of, resembling or serving as, a vestibule
*for you nubs who don't know vestibule
In reference to ancient times: The enclosed or partially enclosed space in front of the main entrance of a Roman or Greek house or building; an entrance-court or fore-court.
Anat. The soft contents of the principal cavities of the body; esp. the internal organs of the trunk; the entrails or bowels together with the heart, liver, lungs, etc.
showing or suggesting ill health, fatigue, unhappiness. lacking in forcefulness, competence or effectiveness. [Also, if the letter "g" is added to form the word "wang" this can be a colloquial term used to refer to male genitalia.] I saw Fleenor's quiz, and this part is on it.
a row or line of hay raked together to dry before being raked into heaps