Verboticism: Cattygoreyes

'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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Sonraise

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: sun rays OR son raise

Sentence: Scotty, my son, the electronics technician in the transporter room, on the Starship Enterprise, often receives the request "Scotty, beam me up." When he comes home for a visit to me, his father, his eyes spark and shine, with rays so intense, that even if I'm in a sound sleep, there is joy from his sonraise, that special "Son, beaming me up!"

Etymology: SUN RAYS / SON RAISE . SUN RAYS - bright beams of light that can raise the sleeping. SON RAISE - sparks of light from a son's eyes that can raise the sleeping. /// Oh how we enjoy sun beams and son beams!

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Cattygoreyes

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /kat-ee-gor-ayz/

Sentence: Max secretly delighted in mildly tormenting his 'person' — the Can Opener Lady, as he affectionately thought of her. She always wanted to go to sleep at the same time every night though, which was just strange, so it was easy to justify harassing her. He knew that staring at her while she was awake agitated her, but he'd discovered that even when her eyes were closed he could cattygoreyes her, boring his stare into the back of her head, and making her squirm. At the same time, Max would idly try to send her thoughts of getting up and work the can opener again, or making that fake mouse on a string come to life, as she sometimes did. Maybe it wasn't nice to tease the Can Opener Lady, but how else was he supposed to amuse himself late at night?

Etymology: Catty - slyly malicious (from Low Latin, cattus "cat"[-like]) + Gore - to pierce or stab (from Scottish, gorren) + Eyes - organs of sight (from Old English, ēge)

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COMMENTS:

love it! - galwaywegian, 2008-03-18: 06:37:00

It's better than the cat's meow! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-18: 09:59:00

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Glareouse

Created by: catgrin

Pronunciation: glair-rouz

Sentence: Never date a man who can glareouse you into making the coffee.

Etymology: from "glare" and "arouse"

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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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Furboding

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: fer-BODE-ing

Sentence: Sally's dreams were interrupted by an awful sense of furboding and she became aware that her cat, Felicity, was staring at her ominously as she slept.

Etymology: Blend of 'fur' and 'bode'(be an omen; portend) - a play on the word foreboding(A sense of impending evil or misfortune)

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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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Eyesickle

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: AHY-si-kuhl

Sentence: The icy glare of the glass eye Bob got from the KGB Disposal's shop in Moscow was as chilly as a Siberian winter. And out of the shadows of darkness, Roxie swore that it was watching her. Often she would wake from sleep and yelled, " My God! It knows what I dreaming about." Bob told her not to worry, that the Cold War was now but an icicle and she was reading too much Orwell. Furthermore as he was so happy with his eyesickle, and having heard about a new Russian made prosthesis, named: "glassnose", he was thinking of ordering one also.

Etymology: Blend of EYE & SICKLE, with ICICLE in mind.

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COMMENTS:

Ever so clever! Your wit is always a big hit with me! I'm all 'ayes' up over this one! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-18: 10:07:00

creepy but funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-18: 14:53:00

You'd think Bob would get pink eye from such a creation. I'm sure Roxy will find a way of Stalin, instead of letting Bob go Russian out to buy a new nose! It would be quite a Tass to blow his glassnose without breaking it! I am sure he could buy a couple of moles from that KGB Shop, too! Great sentence, Comrade!(Or should I say Tovarich!) - Nosila, 2008-03-18: 20:04:00

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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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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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Matildefy

Created by: Maxine

Pronunciation: ma til di fy

Sentence: Marc Jones was devastated. Born two days ago, his little son Buck was already deep in the art of Matildefiance - and was pulling his mother (who never wanted a child in the first place) down with him.

Etymology: Matilda - a Roald Dahl character who was quite good at the whole staring thing. Defiance - what silent, unshakable stares are all about.

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COMMENTS:

Unusual but interesting! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-18: 10:31:00

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