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'Do you think it's time that Elsie started sleeping on the floor?'

DEFINITION: v. To allow your pet to sleep in your bed even though it may squirrel into your pillows, hog all the sheets, and bulldoze you on to the floor. n. A pet which sleeps in its owner's bed.

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Dodgybodgy

Created by: debsdebbie

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Xenocturnalia

Created by: XMbIPb

Pronunciation: /ze-noc-tur-na-li-a/

Sentence: Sleeping on the same bed with Clarisse Starling is one thing, but this was above and beyond the XENOCTURNALIA that Daizy the Sheep signed up for when it joined agent Starling to be a true and faithful sidekick. As Hannibal Lecter smiled and whispered his customary: “Good evening Clarisse,” the poor lamb went silent and quietly left the bedroom.

Etymology: XENO - prefix that usually refers to an across-species process or act (e.g. XENOtransplantation; XENOgraft); NOCTURNAL - night-related, usually sleep related; -ALIA - a suffix reserved for a ritual of a sexually suggestive nature (e.g. SaturnALIA)

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karenanne "Merino" - I got it - as in a breed of sheep. HA - good one! - karenanne, 2010-05-21: 15:17:00

karenanne Oops - sorry - I entered my comment in the wrong place. But for yours - I like how the "lamb went silent" - good movie reference! - karenanne, 2010-05-21: 15:19:00

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Menagerieatrois

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: men a jah ree a twa

Sentence: When Angus moved in with Cattelena, he herd that her bovine was to menagerieatrois with them. Sometimes he wished he had been more of a maverick and had had time to ruminate; take a poll or gotten a Papal Bull about the hayrrangement. Suddenly, phrases like "Hit the Hay", "BedSpread", "Counterpain", "Rustling the sheets", "Udder ecstasy", "Beef Tongue", "Ranch Dressing", "Ride a Limousin" and "DetOX" took on a whole new meaning for him. And many's a night he awoke Friesian because someone had steered the covers off him or he had a very sharp pain in his calf! Every morning, there was a stampede for the bathroom. At this rate,and with his short horn, he would never be a fodder.

Etymology: menage a trois ("sleeping" arrangement of 2 with a third participant, wink, wink, nod, nod, say no more, a wink's as good as a nod to a blind horse) & menagerie (a facility where animals are kept)

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COMMENTS:

Absolutely hilarious! Great last line! Brilliant etymology. Exceptional Word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-13: 02:16:00

petaj tres magnifishe - petaj, 2008-03-13: 03:57:00

brilliant! - galwaywegian, 2008-03-13: 08:11:00

picabomama Hard to say, but perfect! - picabomama, 2008-03-13: 13:33:00

Cheers, all! Do you think this couple cud live happily heifer after?? - Nosila, 2008-03-13: 19:41:00

Thought of it; thought again: moved on!Crazy, but I like it. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-13: 21:59:00

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Petbulldozer

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: pet-bull-doh-zur

Sentence: Because he slept with several petbulldozers, Rob generally awoke to find himself on the floor, shivering, and chewing on someone else's cud.

Etymology: pit bull, pet, bulldoze, doze

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COMMENTS:

Quadterrific etymology! A four-bagger, grand slam, home run with this very witty creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-13: 10:36:00

Very creative! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-13: 22:00:00

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Crittermate

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: crit - er - mait

Sentence: Gerold and Dagmar had taken Scruffy in when he was very young and Scruffy believed they were his siblings. He made himself right at home as their crittermate, even taking up half their bed at night.

Etymology: Critter and mate - a play on the word littermate

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COMMENTS:

Clever sentence! Clever Word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-13: 13:41:00

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Codormesticate

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: co-dorm-es-tih-cayt

Sentence: Jeffrey was caught between getting a good night sleep and having the girl of his dreams put him out if he didn't let her codormesticating cat have its way among the bed.

Etymology: co- together + dorm- to sleep/domesticate- belonging to the house

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COMMENTS:

I'd have to say that Jeffrey in this case would suffer from the same malady as yesterday's verboticism! - arrrteest, 2008-03-13: 00:42:00

Nice Triple Play! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-13: 02:17:00

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Coverpet

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: cover pet

Sentence: Little Bo Peep, is sick of counting sheep. They certainly do not put her to sleep! When She hits the hay, baa'd to say, so do they! She doesn't need a coverlet. She has many a coverpet. For her turning in, is no turn on. Oh how, she wants the lamb woolies on her ... gone! She wishes they wouldn't put a foot on her futon, that means ewe and ewe and ewe ... and the dam, ram, too! She's certainly not sheepless in Seattle!

Etymology: When joined in bed by a PET, who tries to be your COVERLET. You are stuck with a COVERPET.

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COMMENTS:

how true - Jabberwocky, 2009-01-06: 10:47:00

Not baaad at all...people are flocking to vote for you!! - Nosila, 2009-01-06: 23:28:00

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Marrwedge

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: marwej - If you say it right, you'll sound like Elmer Fudd

Sentence: John and Mary found themselves becoming more distant from each other. It wasn't that they didn't care for each other deeply. The problem was that Mollie, their Norwegian Elkhound had taken to sleeping in their bed. Sure it was cute when she was a puppy and slept at the foot of the bed. As she got bigger and the weather got colder Mollie crept towards the pillows. She is no longer just a dog, she is a marrwedge. Now she is a full-fledged, cover-stealing, fur-shedding, intimacy-quelling bed hog.

Etymology: marriage (matrimony)+ wedge (a piece of wood, metal, or some other material having one thick end and tapering to a thin edge, that is driven between two objects or parts of an object to separate them)

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Does Mollie snore like my Rascal or steal your pillow if you get up to use the bathroom? - wayoffcenter, 2009-01-06: 04:47:00

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Tubble

Lazberg

Created by: Lazberg

Pronunciation: Tubbel

Sentence: Let the dog tubble with us.

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Corabbitation

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: ko-rab-bi-TEY-shun

Sentence: I heard scratching; was that Cotton-tail - had he returned?" Quickly, I leapt out of bed, and opened the bedroom door. Sweeping my furry little friend up in my arms, I said, "Where have you been?" In a nanosecond, I knew the answer, six little bunnies were running over my toes. Cotton-tail had brought his family home. Jumping up onto my bed, they all snuggled around me: it was cozy: it was contentment: it was corabbitation. Suddenly, and it seemed like only seconds later, a jagged elbow buried itself into my ribs. Roxie rasped, "Wake up; dreaming again; I suppose, what about this time?" "Rabbits," I said. "More like Playboy Bunnies," she responded.

Etymology: Rabbit & Co-habitation.

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COMMENTS:

how sweet - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-13: 09:09:00

Great sentence, especially the last line. Great Word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-13: 10:27:00

Good one, OB. Sometimes I dream I'm Scarlett O'Hare and I am going to the Hop with Rabbit Redford and we dance to that song by Queen: "SomeBunny to love..." - Nosila, 2008-03-13: 19:50:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-13: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by kabloozie. Thank you kabloozie. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-05-21: 00:03:00
Today's definition was suggested by kabloozie. Thank you kabloozie. ~ James

karenanne karenanne - 2010-05-21: 16:40:00
Elsie looks CUDly but she needs to MOOve over a little bit. I think that couple should HOOF it on over to a COWnselor tomorrow for advice.

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