Verboticism: Furboding

'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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Starewait

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ster wate

Sentence: It never ceased to amaze Lucy how every morning at 5:00 am precisely, her dog, Rex, would starewait her awake. He must be a watch dog, thought Lucy, because he knows exactly when 5:00 am came, an hour before the alarm went off. No matter how late every night everyone would go to bed, Rex was positioned starewaiting her awake until she had no choice but to get up and let him out. How could he manage on so little sleep she wondered. What she did not realize was that the moment everyone left the house, Rex would sleep, all day, for 8 or 10 hours on end. This gave him the rest he needed to get up at 5:00 every day. If he did not stop, Lucy was going to wish he was on a starewait to Heaven.

Etymology: stare (look at with fixed eyes or a fixed look with eyes open wide)& wait (the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something))

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COMMENTS:

Starewelling, Rex! Great ending! Great word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-18: 09:58:00

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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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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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Bedrheumeyes

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: bed room ize

Sentence: Buck was one of those cats with bedrheumeyes. He would watch you sleep all night until his penetrating, watery glances would stare you awake. When he did this to his owner, Lauren,she knew upon waking 2 things for sure...A) Buck had used his bedrheumeyes on her and B) He wanted her to let him out, now! If Lauren ignored him, it was at her peril, for he would leave some bodily fluids or other masses in her bed. Phrases like "The Buck stops here" and "She would do anything for a Buck" originated with Lauren...

Etymology: Bed (where one sleeps at night) & Rheum (A watery or thin discharge, of serum or mucus, especially from the eyes, especially from eye strain or infection) & Eyes (The windows to the soul;peepers;optical organs of sight)

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COMMENTS:

eeeeeeeeeeek! - galwaywegian, 2009-01-08: 05:18:00

nice - Jabberwocky, 2009-01-09: 13:44:00

metrohumanx WOW! - metrohumanx, 2009-01-16: 07:53:00

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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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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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Stalkat

Lazberg

Created by: Lazberg

Pronunciation: Stall Cat

Sentence: The dog got into my room while i was sleeping, he snook up to my face, and he was all stalkatting. It was freaky, i got shocked. I fell down at the floor and the dog bit me, i got rabies now.

Etymology: The verb "Stare" and the noun "Cat".

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Hipponoteyes

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: hip/oh/not/ize

Sentence: People thought I was crazy to have a pet hippo but, with training, he was able to hipponoteyes me to get me up and out for my daily run.

Etymology: hippo + hypnotize + eyes

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Far out! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-18: 10:19:00

Reminds me of the song: "I want a hippopotamus for Christmas Only a hippopotamus will do Don't want a doll, no dinky Tinker Toy I want a hippopotamus to play with and enjoy" Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-18: 16:31:00

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Bestialarming

Created by: Kazizzle

Pronunciation: bee/styuhl/ahr/ming or bee/stee/uhl/ahr/ming

Sentence: Clarissa awoke to the feeling of being watched and abruptly sat up. Not unexpectedly therefore, it was bestialarming to see her dog and cat staring at her from the bedroom doorway.

Etymology: From bestial - of or referring to beasts (any animal other than humans) and alarming - causing fear, alarm, or fright.

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