Verboticism: Bestialarming

'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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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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Esostare

Created by: DragonRider428

Pronunciation: esso-stair

Sentence: I get this creepy feeling that something's giving me the esostare.

Etymology: the word "stare" with the prefix "eso", meaning inward or within

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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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Purrmeated

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: per mee ayt ed

Sentence: It happened every morning at 4:00 am. Yvonne would be deep in sleep until she felt that which purrmeated her reverie. Her tom cat would stare her awake. He would look at her enough with his big eyes until she was wide awake and wondering what happened to her. He commenced his very loud purring just after he got her attention. This would go on until she reached out to pat him under the chin and behind the ears. He made a perfect alarm clock...too bad she couldn't set Romeo for 3 hours later each morning!

Etymology: Purr (a low vibrating sound typical of a contented cat; indicate pleasure by purring; characteristic of cats) & Permeated (sinks in;penetrated; to spread through)

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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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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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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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