Saturday, September 08, 2007

pretty fuliginous

Main Entry: fu•lig•i•nous
Pronunciation: ( )fyü|lij n s
Function: adjective
Etymology: Late Latin fuliginosus sooty, from Latin fuligin-, fuligo soot + -osus -ose; akin to Middle Irish d il wish, Lithuanian dulsvas smoke-colored, Latin fumus smoke -- more at FUME

1 obsolete : of or relating to certain noxious bodily vapors formerly held to be produced by organic processes [it is not amiss to bore the skull with an instrument to let out the fuliginous vapors -- Robert Burton]

2 a : of, relating to, or containing soot : SOOTY [plenty of Londoners who are fed up with the current spell of fuliginous, choking weather -- Mollie Panter-Downes] b : CLOUDED, OBSCURE, MURKY [a fuliginous sense of ironical humor -- W.J.Locke]

3 : having the color of soot : DARK, DUSKY

Yeah, that’s pretty much me lately, in an almost permanent fuliginous sense of humor


-júbilo-haku- said...

siempre me ha parecido raro el "pretty"... como pretty much...

raro el ingles..

Aranzazu said...

sip, en efecto... :)