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the/to stipple
to draw in dots or short strokes;
method of drawing using dots or short strokes
serge
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
vixen
female fox !!!
scarabs
scarabeid beetles were regarded as sacred in ancient Egipt
turgid
excessively ornate, grandiloquent
a tributary
A stream that flows into a larger stream or other body of water.
tuyere
(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
esplanade
a flat open stretch of pavement or grass, especially one designed as a promenade along a shore
sonie
??? any form of flying machine: jinker, sonie, ultralight... ???
créche
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.
striated
Marked with striae; striped, grooved, or ridged
striated muscle
sceletal, voluntary, and heart muscle, as distingueshed from smooth muscle
striae
a long channel or groove
ichor
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
scabrous
having surface that's not smooth, but covered with scales or small projections; difficult to handle, knotty; scandalous
bier

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
Gleichschaltung
"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
gangway
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
bulkhead
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.
palliate

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.
schmaltz
maudlin sentimentality, excessively sentimental art or music; liquid fat, especially of chicken
Vergangenheitsbewältigung
struggle to come to terms with the past
dépaysement

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

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
dyspeptic
suffering from indigestion
raiment
especially fine or decorative clothing: одеяние
javelin
a light spear thrown with a hand: дротик
a moat
a deep, broad trench surrounding a structure, installation, or town
ursine
pertaining to or like a bear
leeward
the direction in which the wind is blowing, as opposed to winward
bilge
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
caulking
a process used to seal the seams in wooden boats or ships, and rivetted iron or steel ships, in order to make them watertight
oakum
Loose hemp or jute fiber, sometimes treated with tar, creosote, or asphalt, used chiefly for caulking seams in wooden ships and packing pipe joints
peroration
The concluding part of an oration; especially, a final summing up and enforcement of an argument
suborn

...so if I suborn him to heresy this night, as I've planned...
incite to commit a crime or an evil deed
loam - суглинок

...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.
"chic Manhattan pied-à-terre"
smorgasbord
"bread and butter table", Swedish table
kibe
ulcerated chilblain on the heel
chilblain
An inflammation followed by itchy irritation on the hands, feet, or ears, resulting from exposure to moist cold
gaberdine
a loose coverall (coat or frock) reaching down to the ankles
ague
alternating periods of chills, fever, and sweating. Used chiefly in reference to the fevers associated with malaria
trestle
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.
trestle table
crudites [croo-dih-TAY]
Cut raw vegetables, such as carrot sticks and pepper strips, served often with a dip as an appetizer.
kleig
klieg light - is an intense carbon arc lamp especially used in filmmakin
chamois
замша
demimonde
A class of women kept by wealthy lovers or protectors.
loam
Soil composed of a mixture of sand, clay, silt, and organic matter.
sluice
шлюз; to wash with water flowing in a sluice
sluices connecting a reservoir with irrigated fields; sluicing sediment for gold; to sluice floodwater
blanch
to take the color from; bleach
ungulate
копытное
It was still mainly an ungulate disease and it regularly decimated cattle herds in northern Africa.
anxiolytic
a drug to treat anxiety
paisley
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.
dais
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.
contrail
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
mucilage
gelatinous substance secreted by plants; cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive. растительная слизь, растительный клей, mucílago
triage
sorting and allocating aid on the basis of need for or likely benefit from medical treatment or food
mosey
To move in a leisurely, relaxed way; saunter
Breakfast at Tiffany's:
once, we walked all the way
to Chinatown, ate a chow-mein supper, bought some paper lanterns and stole a box
of joss sticks, then moseyed across the Brooklyn Bridge
joss
a Chinese god worshipped in the form of an idol
joss stick
a slender stick of incense burned before a joss by the Chinese
Breakfast at Tiffany's:
once, we walked all the way
to Chinatown, ate a chow-mein supper, bought some paper lanterns and stole a box
of joss sticks, then moseyed across the Brooklyn Bridge
outré
Highly unconventional; eccentric or bizarre
Michael Heaton: "outré and affected stage antics"

Breakfast at Tiffany's "Instead, she fed José, and occasionally myself, outré soups
(brandied black terrapin poured into avocado shells)...
terrapin
North American aquatic turtles
The age of innocense: "If you dined with the Lovell Mingotts you got canvas-back and terrapin and vintage wines..."

Breakfast at Tiffany's: "Instead, she fed José, and occasionally myself, outré soups
(brandied black terrapin poured into avocado shells)..."
scrim
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.
She would love for Picasso to matter more, but there's a scrim drawn across the proscenium of genius that obscures her vision...

The dying animal, Roth
soigné
polished and well-groomed; showing sophisticated elegance
The soigné celebrity granted a brief interview; a soigné little club;
You see the cleavage immediately. And you see she knows it. You see, despite
the decorum, the meticulousness, the cautiously soigné style—or because of them—that she's aware of herself.

The dying animal, Roth
proscenium
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.
he would love for Picasso to matter more, but there's a scrim drawn across the proscenium of genius that obscures her vision...

The dying animal, Roth
liniment
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
lamster
fugitive from the law
bray, to bray
The loud, harsh cry of a donkey.
Only the food I was chewing kept me from braying outright. The impulse to laugh came on stronger and stronger; I finally got my mouthful swallowed, belched instead of howled and raised my glass.
copacetic
satisfactory
coupersètique - able to be coped with

Hakol BeTzedek - everything is justified

Madeleine held me tightly. I wanted to let her know things were copacetic, so I tilted her chin up. Tears were in her eyes...
tumescent
somewhat tumid
Annette is very conservative, preferring the naked penetrative fuck of the last century to the more sophisticated fetishes of the present day.

Afterward, he's even more surprised to discover that he's still tumescent.