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'Why do you iron our sheets every night?'

DEFINITION: n., The deep red lines and/or furrows, which appear on a person's face after they have slept on wrinkled or creased bed sheets. v., To wake up and discover that your face matches your wrinkled bed sheets.

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Revalley

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: rev-ell-ee

Sentence: Dolores was very depressed having woken with a bad case of revalley. It wasn't quite as bad as when she enjoyed a mid-afternoon nap and woke with craquelaze, but she still felt it was time to throw out the mancreaster and buy some new sheets.

Etymology: reveille (bugle call to wake up military personnel fr. to wake up) + valley (depressions, channels, cracks on the landscape) (craquelure + crackle glaze + laze --> craquelaze) (manchester + crease --> mancreaster)

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nice mixture - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-26: 13:23:00

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Linedament

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: lin-ed-e-ment

Sentence: Ever since daylight savings time had destroyed her life, Kimberly napped during her lunch break. She was not a peaceful sleeper. Often, Kimberly woke up with a start and once woke up to realize that the weekly office meeting was starting; she rushed to the conference room unaware of the drool on her blouse and the paperclip embedded in her face. She burst in asking "what'd I miss?!" frantic and breathing heavily. Zinnia calmly leaned toward Jared and whispered "I think she missed her linedament."

Etymology: lined (marked or covered with lines) + lineament (features and contours of a face)

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good one - Nosila, 2010-03-20: 00:06:00

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Cheekprints

contiki

Created by: contiki

Pronunciation: cheek prints

Sentence: I woke up with some crazy cheekprints this morning. Looked like a treasure map on my face.

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Pusspleat

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: POOS - pleet

Sentence: James lifted his head from the pillow and turned off the alarm before sitting up and looking into the large mirror behind the dresser. The pusspleats in his face formed a perfect map of Bolivia and he scrambled off to find his digital camera to capture it before it faded from view.

Etymology: puss (slang for ones countenance) and pleats (pressed creases in fabric)

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Bedmark

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: bed-mahrk

Sentence: When Susan looked in the mirror after she woke up from her nap, she saw a bedmark on her left cheek; a perfect impression of the flower she hand embroidered on her pillow.

Etymology: Bed: a piece of furniture upon which or within which a person sleeps. + Mark: a visible impression or trace on something, as a line, cut, dent, stain, or bruise.

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Discomforter

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dis kom for ter

Sentence: Each morning since she turned 40, Mary had woken up with a discomforter, not a comforter, with her in bed. The pain was caused by the wrinkle tracts left on her face from her bedding. It took her face an hour to pop out these furrows and Mary was very worried that one day soon, they would stay permanently.

Etymology: Discomfort (an uncomfortable feeling in some part of the body) & Comforter (bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together;quilt;duvet)

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Slumburrows

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: slum-ber-rohs

Sentence: Wendy tried to make it look like she'd been up-and-at-'em for hours, but the bedvidence of her recently sleeping was clearly written in the slumburrows of her face.

Etymology: slumber, burrows

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COMMENTS:

Excellent verboticism!! - Mustang, 2007-11-26: 07:02:00

Nice word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-26: 20:50:00

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Ripvanwrinkle

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: rip-van-WRING-kuhl

Sentence: After having forty winks which seemed like forty years to her, Roxie was horrified on waking to find her face ripvanwrinkled in a deep red phizgrid.

Etymology: Ripvanwrinkle: blend of wrinkle & Rip Van Winkle, an Irving Washington character who slept for 20 years. Phizgrid: Conflation of phiz: slang for face from physiognomy & grid: a network of crossing horizontal and vertical lines.

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great minds and all that - that was the first word that sprang to my mind - so many good words today - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-26: 13:18:00

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Pillowglyph

Created by: Buzzardbilly

Pronunciation: pillowglyph (pil-ou-glif)

Sentence: When he awakened one side of his face was covered in a pillowglyph that resembled Nazca lines. -OR- She had obviously been sleeping quite heavy as her arms, face, and what part I could see of her legs quite a pillowglyphic display.

Etymology: pillow (a cushion generally used for sleeping) + glyph (shortened from dermatoglyph because "glyph" itself is easily understood as "a symbolic figure carved or incised in relief"; whereas, "dermatoglyph" refers to lines forming on the skin)

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Sheethickey

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: sheet-hik-ee

Sentence: The sheethickeys on her face and the hickeys on her neck left from her boyfriend were reminders of a great time but prevented her from facing her co-workers the next day.

Etymology: sheet + hickey (red mark left on the skin)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-26: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-26: 13:35:00
By the way, Stevenson0's crazy shopping word, "Dealusional", was published in Toronto Star as one of Top the Invented Words of the Week. See: http://www.verbotomy.com/blog/?p=223. Congratulations to Stevenson0 ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-19: 00:08:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James