Verboticism: Galvaneyes

'Why are you staring at me like that? '

DEFINITION: v. To be woken up by a child or pet who is quietly but intently staring at you from the edge of your bed. n. A creepy silent stare that is so intense that it pierces sleep.

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Staretle

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: steyr till

Sentence: When Sara's enormous Kitty wanted out or fed, he would staretle her until she awoke. Sometimes it took a while for her to catch on and wake up and see to his needs. Eventually, he found a quicker way to wake her up and jump start her into action. He would just start retching until he horked up a hairball...that really got her moving!

Etymology: Stare (a fixed look with eyes open wide) & Startle (a sudden involuntary movement)

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Pediastare

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Created by: picabomama

Pronunciation: pee/dee/a/stare

Sentence: Violet had the habit of creeping very quietly into her mother and father's bedroom. She had been told that she could not wake them before Mr. Sun came up, so she waited, patiently and intently. The power of Violet's unblinking pediastare could raise her mother from the deepest sleep and was so completely creepy that there was no way to return to sleep after experiencing it.

Etymology: pedia- root word meaning child + stare The word also echoes the name of a popular brand of children's over-the-counter medicine.

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COMMENTS:

Interesting etymology. - silveryaspen, 2008-03-18: 18:56:00

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Broodawakening

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: brood-ah-way-kun-ing

Sentence: Living with two dogs, a cat, and three kids, Sherry was generally roused each morning by a broodawakening, gazing intently at her and hungry for breakfast.

Etymology: brood (both offspring and to meditate with morbid persistence), rude awakening

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COMMENTS:

Startling darlings ... Outstanding! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-18: 10:28:00

on a roll - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-18: 14:49:00

Excellent. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-19: 16:31:00

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Purrvasive

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: pur vay s iv

Sentence: The purrvasive stare was discomfitting , both erotic and terrifying. It was like being woken up by Natassia Kinski in her Cat People guise, only to realise that she found you tempting only in the "tasty morsel" sense.

Etymology: pervasive as in persistant, purr as in, well you know yourself.

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COMMENTS:

Terrorific! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-18: 10:21:00

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Eyetapper

Created by: diyan627

Pronunciation: eye-tapper

Sentence: Jasmine might as well have been doing a tap dance to 'Puttin on the Ritz' to get our attention. There's something about that eyetapper that can wake us right out of sleep with intention! Except she wants to be entertained, not do the entertaining.

Etymology: eye + tapper (to strike with a light blow or blows: I tapped you on the shoulder to get your attention. tap dance.)

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Great song for the day! You tapped right into this one in more ways than one! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-18: 10:18:00

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Gazeboo

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: gah zay booooooooooo

Sentence: She was awoken from her siesta in the garden by a gazeboo.

Etymology: gaze boo

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Galvaneyes

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: gal-van-ize

Sentence: My toddler gets a real chuckle out of my leap from deep sleep to hysterical outburst whenever he galvaneyes me. He laughs himself silly, while I'm wiping drool from my chin and scrabbling for the baseball bat and light switch.

Etymology: galvanise (to startle into activity) + eyes

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Exception Won! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-18: 10:20:00

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Sonrays

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: sun - raze

Sentence: (Let me share a secret! Shhhhhh! Children have been blessed with magical powers. They can emit eye rays, imperceptible, but potent as the sun, when it comes to waking up dad and mum!) --- Wee Willie Winkie had been out on the town. Now back home again, he lay down. While asleep in the deep, in the throes of a hang-over, his son John, softly padded up, and over. Wanting to start the day, with his dad and some play, he sent his wide-eyed rays over his dear dad's face. Never knowing what smit him, his son's rays hit him, He awoke in a maze of those unabated sonrays!

Etymology: Sunrays, Sonrays which is synonymous with Sonraise and Sonraze.

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COMMENTS:

sweet - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-18: 11:45:00

Love your sentence:so true. Nice word,too. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-18: 16:42:00

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Jeeperspeepers

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: jēpərzpēpərz

Sentence: Joyce sat bolt upright in her bed. There wasn't a sound. It was that spooky cat of hers. The one with the jeeperspeepers. During the day she seemed to look right through you. At night it was as though she could wake the dead. Joyce's mother told her not to buy a black cat from that scary old lady.

Etymology: jeepers creepers (used to express surprise or alarm) + peepers (a person's eyes)

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COMMENTS:

Terrific word. Jeeperspeepers captures that feeling of the heebie jeebies! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-08: 18:36:00

Good one! - Mustang, 2009-01-08: 18:45:00

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Starewolf

Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: stair-wulf

Sentence: Lynn gasped audibly as she opened her eyes, her reflection mirrored in twin dead reflecting pools, sanguine in the light from the alarm clock. She froze in place as fetid hot breath assaulted her nostrils. She tried to form the words to wake her husband, but they were lost in his cavernous snores. The beast opened its rancorous mouth and licked her full on across the mouth, and then bolted for the door. A mixture of chewed kleenex and rawhide dotted her cheek as she realized the starewolf was just the dogs needing to go out. Groaning when she saw the time, she rolled back over and pretended to accidentally elbow her husband in the face, feigning sleep as he dutifully rose to let the twin monsters out to sour the lawn with their feculence.

Etymology: stare + wolf; ala werewolf

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COMMENTS:

great sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-18: 15:05:00

I like how I came up with the definition, and upon re-reading it, I realized I didn't actually stick to the definition. Haha, I'm an idiot. - Banky, 2008-03-18: 15:24:00

Another great sentence. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-18: 16:39:00

Are your dogs wolf hounds? Houndingly good creations! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-18: 19:13:00

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