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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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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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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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Sentigoldal

Created by: Bughunt

Pronunciation: sen-tee-gole-dul

Sentence: My father is very sentigoldal. My mother's already lost ten necklaces!

Etymology: SENTI-mental, GOLD, sentiment-AL

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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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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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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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Jewelleremixedemotions

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: ju/well/ur/ree/mixed/ee/moe/shuns

Sentence: It was with jerwelleremixedemotions that she melted down all her charms.

Etymology: jewellery + re mix + mixed emotions

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Ingotwetrust

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: in got we trust

Sentence: When Jane got home she first noticed that Dick was cooking something putrid. Upon further look, instead she found him smelting all her jewellery and valuables. His ingotwetrust activities however were a waste, as she had long ago copied her jewellery and placed the real McCoys in a bank vault. Dick's cooking smelled more like melting plastic...a recipe for asphyxiation!

Etymology: Ingot (gold bullion in a size convenient for handling) & Wordplay on motto "In God We Trust" (placed on US currency)

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Smeltiment

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: smel tim ent

Sentence: Roy surptised Rachel by throwing all her inherited jewellery into a pot on the stove to extract the precious metals. His smeltiment towards her prized antiques quickly turned to confusion. Seems they made fakes in the old days, too and she ended up with a sentimelted blob in her good cooking pots and nothing to remember Grandma by...Roy turned out to be an alchemissed.

Etymology: Smelt (extract metals by heating) & Sentiment (tender, romantic, or nostalgic feeling or emotion)

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Souvulcanization

Created by: garythesnail

Pronunciation: SOO-VUL-CUN-I-ZAH-SHUN

Sentence: Jacob had a souvulcanization to smelt his wife's wedding ring and her bracelet into mush.

Etymology: Souvenir + Vulcanization

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Plunderwear

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: pləndərwer

Sentence: Joan inherited some very nice jewelry from her mother. She cherished the memories that it evoked. Her husband only saw it as plunderwear, something to be cashed in at the slightest provocation.

Etymology: plunder (steal goods from (a place or person), typically using force and in a time of war or civil disorder) + underwear (clothing worn under other clothes, typically next to the skin)

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I wonder if this is one of Victoria's Secrets? - Mustang, 2009-04-08: 09:44:00

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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