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'Have you seen my wedding rings?'

DEFINITION: n. The desire to convert items with sentimental value, like antique hand-crafted jewelery, back into the raw material, like gold bullion, to access its commercial value. v. To cash in something with sentimental value.

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Smeltimental

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: smelt im men tal

Sentence: Ronnie was taking a smeltimental journey. He had gone around the house and collected his wife, Julie's and his mother Mabel's old jewellery. His wife would never miss any of it because she never wore it and Mother was no longer somewhere that jewellery wearing was allowed. He threw everything, even pieces with stones and pearls into a big pot of hot water on the stove and started stirring. When his wife Julie came home she was hit with a strange burning odor. When she confronted Ronnie, he told her about his brainstorm. That old jewellery could be melted down into gold bullion and at $884.89 per ounce, they could be squillionaires! Julie blew up and told Ronnie that he should go back to Chemistry class, because gold would not turn to liquid until it reached almost 2000 degrees F! She pulled the pot off the stove, strained the hot metal into a collander and decided that the worse that happened this time was that her jewels got a good cleaning. She was furious, because the jewellery were the last keepsakes of her Mother and Granny and she valued them more than her goofy husband. She took the hot pot and bashed Ronnie on the head! He rubbed the lump on his cranium and he asked her if the Antiques Road Show was coming to town soon? She bashed him again, permanently and remembered the wise words of her dear old Granny, "InGot we trust, no one else!"

Etymology: Smelt (extract metals by heating) & Sentimental (given to or marked by sentiment or sentimentality;effusively or insincerely emotional)

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metrohumanx At least they didn't stoop to selling those senseless violins! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-08: 01:11:00

Your mind took this golden opportunity, mined the definition and cartoon, and smelted it all down for all it was worth! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-08: 07:38:00

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Centimetal

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: sent-i-met-el

Sentence: I was absent-mindedly looking at the ring my grandmother had passed along from her childhood when I got a centimetal feeling. Wouldn't Grandma want me to have something nice--even nicer than an old ring that doesn't fit me? I headed to the antique jewelry store immediately.

Etymology: Sentimental altered to incorporate "cent" as in the unit of currency and "metal" as in precious metals.

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metrohumanx I get your drift. - metrohumanx, 2009-04-09: 02:30:00

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Sentimentalsedimented

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: sen-ti-men-tal-sed-i-ment-ed

Sentence: Tiffany Winston couldn't catch her breath and was heart broken, when she realized her husband Harry Winston had "sentimentalsedimented" all of her precious antique gold heirlooms she had inherited from her Grandmother's estate. Tiffany went on to explain, that one single piece of the jewelery he had just "sentimentalsedimented" was valued at over 1.5 million at Sotheby's with what she was willing to part with and had already had it catalogued to be auctioned...but now Harry had turned all of her sentimental jewelry into a glob of sediment worth far le$$ money!

Etymology: Sentimental; Marked or governed by feeling, sensibility, or emotional idealism,resulting from feeling rather than reason or thought (a sentimental attachment) or (a sentimental favorite) Sedimented; To settle to the bottom in a liquid,to deposit sediment. (added "ed"); to show the act of melting to achieve a $ediment.

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Recyclophobia

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: re-cyc-loh-FO-bya

Sentence: Marshall had always been into recycling for environmental concerns but with the turndown in the economy he had become totally recyclophobic even going so far as to melt down family heirlooms, coin collections, and anything else he thought had even a remote chance of containing precious metals.

Etymology: Blend of 'recycle' (return metals etc to their natural state for reuse) and 'phobia' (phobic)(irrational fear)

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Meltrinketosis

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: mel-TREEN-kit-OH-sis

Sentence: Into the mailer we tossed them with glee- Granny’s old brooch with the fine filagree… Rings that were crafted when that was an art, Gifts they intended to mend broken hearts. Surely we'll harvest the fair market price- No one would cheat us- that wouldn’t be nice! MELTRINKETOSIS runs rampant today… Don’t weigh your heirlooms- just do as we say. Gold chains and memories melted away Returned as a buck so more bills we can pay. Silver's re-fashioned with minimal labor- Into a STUD for the nose of your neighbor.

Etymology: MELt+TRINKET+OSIS= MELTRINKETOSIS.....MELT: to become altered from a solid to a liquid state usually by heat; Middle English, from Old English meltan; akin to Old Norse melta to digest, Greek meldein to melt [12th century].....TRINKET: a small ornament (as a jewel or ring) often bequeathed by a loved one, perhaps fashioned by the lost-wax process; origin unknown [circa 1527].....-OSIS: suffix indicating an illness or medical condition, action, process, or condition; New Latin, from Greek -ōsis, from -ō- (stem of causative verbs in -oun) + -sis.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx WE BUY ANYTHING! Use the postage-paid "greed-pack" and we will return you MAXIMUM MONIES! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-08: 02:11:00

metrohumanx If you vote for me, I'll put us back on the gold standard and i promise to put a chicken in every pot! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-08: 02:32:00

A hit with me are your verse and verbotomy ... great golden oldies! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-08: 07:18:00

fantastic metro - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-08: 13:16:00

Metalligent, metalphysical and metalmorphic! Cheers, metalrohumanx! - Nosila, 2009-04-08: 23:22:00

YOU are "meltan my trinkets" Metrohumanx~ GOOD one! :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-09: 06:49:00

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Rawlove

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: R-aw-luv

Sentence: Alex was overcome with rawlove when he saw the price of gold go over $1000 an ounce, knowing that 5 of his 6 teeth had gold caps on them! He immediately used a pliers to yank them off and melted them in an old cast iron pan over the hobo barrel.

Etymology: Raw (basic, elemental materials) + love (desire, want)

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Preciousmeltalls

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: presh us melt alls

Sentence: The current economic down turn left Rob crash strapped for cash. Thus, unscentimetal Rob was a cold fish on a gold fish. Rob stole his sleeping wife Goldie's gold nose ring, gold ear and nose studs, gold wedding ring, and all her other golden chains, too. His ultimate goald, was to cash in these preciousmeltalls at the smelting jeweler's shop.

Etymology: PRECIOUS METALS, PRECIOUS, MELT, ALL. Precious metals - usually means the precious elements of gold, silver, and platinum. Precious - much loved, highly valued, and worth a lot of money. Melt - to use heat to change from a solid state to a liquid state; a way to liquidate precious metals for cash. All - the whole quantity of things (gold jewelry) involved. /// Unscentimetal is a blending of unscentimental and metal. /// (Ultimate) Goald is a blending of goal and gold.

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COMMENTS:

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-08: 13:20:00

Love it! We are not worthy, you have a AUra! - Nosila, 2009-04-08: 23:29:00

metrohumanx Did Rob live near a silver mine? - metrohumanx, 2009-04-09: 02:35:00

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Kitchenminting

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: kit chen mint ing

Sentence: His kitchenminting of gold jewelry into goldingots and other pieces of the stable currency, gold, was a response to the terrible stagflation in the economy. The plastic he used from credit cards, however, had no real “monetary” value. Melting credit cards in the kitchenminting process was symboilic of a return to really valuable forms of wealth, like gold. Tomorrow he would commence kitchenminting silverware into silver coinage.

Etymology: From kitchen (cooking area) and mint (where money is made). Kitchenmints derive gold into gold bars for the wealthy. Kitchenminting among the middleincomers is gaining in popularity; effected by the current economic downturn, families turn to liquifying assets like jewelry to purchase food, clothes, and other necessities.

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metrohumanx Melting the coinage was quite an affliction- the words they were melted by one called Splemdiction! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-09: 02:45:00

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Sentimetallurgy

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: sen-ti-met-al-lur-gy

Sentence: Pam walked into the kitchen to find Robert busily smelting her precious heirlooms. When she asked what he was doing Robert replied, "You keep complaining that I have no job or ambition,so I've decided to get into sentimetallurgy. That way I can clean out this junk and make cash at the same time." "That's a great idea," Pam said as she reached for Robert's golf trophy.

Etymology: sentimental:romantic, nostalgic + metallurgy: the science of working with or heating elements to give them desired properties

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COMMENTS:

Very good! - Mustang, 2009-04-08: 09:43:00

funny little story - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-08: 13:22:00

metrohumanx Great word AND story! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-09: 02:32:00

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Scentometal

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: sentəmetl

Sentence: It was bad enough that Henry had insomnia. After being bombarded by at least a dozen late-night ”Cash-for-Gold” commercials he now has scentometal fever. His wife had to put her foot down when he tried to hock her grandmother’s dentures. ”I don’t care that she loves soup, she can’t gum the rest.”

Etymology: scent (a distinctive smell, esp. one that is pleasant) + metal (a solid material that is typically hard, shiny, malleable, fusible, and ductile, with good electrical and thermal conductivity) from sentimental

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zinc i like it - galwaywegian, 2010-10-21: 18:23:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-08: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-04-08: 07:35:00
Your mind took this golden opportunity, mined the definition and cartoon, and smelted it all down for all it was worth!

silveryaspen - 2009-04-08: 07:37:00
Shoot - got into the wrong box by mistake.

silveryaspen - 2009-04-08: 07:40:00
On second thought - that compliment is also very fitting for Metro's creating this definition and James' cartoon!

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2009-04-08: 23:59:00
I feel some guilt creating a def AND a word, but i really don't have anything premeditated... i'm just a verbosoldier in the verbototrenches - and i never vote for myself..... i'm not worthy. But i really love all you guys - you all raise the standard! And i really appreciate the factoid that thee are no spammers or hostile minds to contend with. we are indeed fortunate. The James Gang deserves some kind of cyber-medal... and you all do too! In Peace and Harmony and Conservation of our Precious bodily fluids.... I thank you all!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-09: 07:33:00
Thank you for the kind and funny words -- especially the ones made from your melted-down memories. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-21: 00:14:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James