Verboticism: Nightglare

'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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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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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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Stalkgawking

Created by: bradly224

Pronunciation: Stalk*Gawk*Ing

Sentence: She awoke to her one night stand perched next to her on the edge of the bed, stalkgawking her.

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Nightpawler

Created by: ShadeTanner

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

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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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Hawkgawk

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: HAWK gawk

Sentence: The very large dog's hawkgawk bore through me as I lay barely awake by the tree.

Etymology: HAWK: a bird of prey GAWK: to stare

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COMMENTS:

Frightfully good! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-08: 18:38:00

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Pillowstalk

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: pill - oh - stallk

Sentence: Marcy felt that she was again the victim of pillowstalk as she slowly opened her eyes to reveal her Chihuahua's big brown ones staring intently at her.

Etymology: Pillow (a cushion to support the head of a sleeping person) + Stalk (a hunt for game carried on by following it stealthily or waiting in ambush) + A satirical play on the phrase Pillow Talk

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COMMENTS:

Sounds creepy...I like it. - Mustang, 2009-01-08: 18:44:00

Eye Carumba! - Nosila, 2009-01-08: 22:24:00

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Terroreyezing

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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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