26 definitions by jrob

(TAR-uhn-tiz-uhm)- An uncontrollable urge to dance - After Taranto, a town in southern Italy where this phenomenon was experienced during the 15-17th centuries. It's not clear whether tarantism was the symptom of a spider's bite or its cure, or it may have been just a pretext to dodge a
prohibition against dancing. The names of the dance tarantella and the spider tarantula are both derived from the same place.
"The director is in a wild delirium, spinning in circles as though stricken with tarantism, his whirring camera held at arm's length, panning, tilting, arcing and oscillating and making other moves that have no name."
by JRob August 25, 2006

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gran-DIL-uh-kwuhnt, adjective:
Lofty in style; pompous; bombastic. Full of fine words and fancy expressions - marked by the use of impressive-sounding but mostly meaningless words and phrases.
He became more than usually grandiloquent as if to make up for the years of silence with words of gold.
by JRob July 26, 2006

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"rumor intelligence" - iIntelligence information based on rumors rather than facts.
Much of the Bush administration's evidence for Iraq's reconstituted nuclear program, thriving chemical-biological development program, and active Iraqi link with Al Qaeda was based on what intelligence analysts call "rumint."
by JRob October 28, 2005

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A car ashtray that has been repurposed as a coinholder.
Here comes another toll - open the cashtray!
by JRob July 01, 2005

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(roh-BUHS-chuhs)- Boisterous; vigorous - Coarse; rough; crude.
When the meaning of the disturbance became clear to him he placed a hand beside his mouth and shouted: "Hey! Frank!" in such a robustious voice that the feeble clamor of the natives was drowned and silenced.
-- O. Henry, Cabbages and Kings

by JRob August 25, 2006

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A person who makes a living by predicting disasters and worst-case scenarios.
Guy1: What's the news, man?

Guy2: Bird Flu, terrorists, hurricanes, global warming, the price of gasoline and natural gas and electricity skyrocketing, death toll in Iraq . . .

Guy1: Boy, the dread merchants are busy lately!
by JRob November 07, 2005

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A car that follows you in the parking lot hoping to get your space. Most usually at Wal-Mart, but also happens at upper class joints.
Him: Don't look back, man - we've got a spalker behind us!

Her: Shut up and take these bags so I can get the keys out of my purse.
by JRob July 25, 2005

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