Verboticism: Starewolf

'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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Gazerbeam

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: GAI zer beem

Sentence: Although I had clearly told my daughter that she was not to wake me up early on Christmas morning, I felt her gazerbeam focused on me, cutting through my dreams, and opened my eyes to see her staring at me. Next to her was the digital clock, reading 6:07 a.m. I mumbled, "Santa Claus says no one is allowed to get up on Christmas Day before 7:30 or all the presents will disappear," and she gasped and quickly ran back to her room.

Etymology: gaze + laser beam

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Vortasm

youmustvotenato

Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: vore-tazz-um

Sentence: The cat had me in a crippling vortasm.

Etymology: Vortex + orgasm

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Glarify

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: glarəfī

Sentence: The cat wanted to glarify his point that more treats and toys were in order so he waited until Sharon had gone to sleep. He sat on the pillow next to hers and laser-beam stared at her until she awoke with a start. The only time she had felt anything that creepy before was in an Alfred Hitchcock movie. The very next morning Sharon went straight to the pet store and bought a crate for the cat to sleep in.

Etymology: glare () + clarify (make (a statement or situation) less confused and more clearly comprehensible)

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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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Oculamorph

Created by: yelloweyes

Pronunciation: awk-you-la-morf

Sentence: My husband has been oculamorphing me lately. I thought it was cute at first, but now I am considering divorce.

Etymology: Ocula - connected to ocular, which means "connected to the eyes or vision." Morph - connected to Morpheus, the Greek god of dreams.

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Sorcereye

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: sôrsərī

Sentence: Maggie insists her cat Beelzebub practices sorcereye, not just watching her sleep but staring into her dreams looking for a chance to take over her soul.

Etymology: sorcery (the use of magic, esp. black magic) + eye (look at or watch closely or with interest)

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Terroreyezing

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ter-ohr-ahyz-ing

Sentence: Maybe Marty shouldn't have stayed up late to watch that scary movie on a night she was going to be alone. Maybe her friend was right to say that there seemed to be something demonic about her cat, Lilith. All she knows now is that she can't sleep with the cat terroreyezing her from its perch atop the headboard.

Etymology: terrorizing (to dominate or coerce by intimidation) + eyeing (to observe or watch narrowly)

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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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Dogmateyes

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: dog/ma/tize

Sentence: It is impossible to stay in bed when your dog begins to dogmateyes.

Etymology: dogmatize (asserting opinions) + dog + eyes

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COMMENTS:

Interesting angle! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-18: 10:33:00

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Creeperstare

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: kree-pur-stare

Sentence: Annie was imposing a creeperstare on her mother for quite some time before she finally woke up and asked her what was wrong. Annie replied, "Nothing mommy..." Mommy wasn't very happy because it was nearly 1 in the morning.

Etymology: creeper (someone who creeps up unnoticed) + stare (gaze upon)

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COMMENTS:

Jeepers! Creppers! Where did ya get those peepers? Jeepers! Creepers! Where'd ya get those eyes! Nice one! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-18: 18:53:00

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