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    Footnotes to the "Words that have no connection to the previous one" thread

    carminative (from Wikipedia): a herb or preparation intended to either prevent formation of gas in the gastrointestinal tract or facilitate the expulsion of said gas, thereby combating flatulence.
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    Re: Footnotes to the "Words that have no connection to the previous one" thread

    Should that not be calmative ?
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    Re: Footnotes to the "Words that have no connection to the previous one" thread

    Not entirely. I rely here on the OED:



    calmative, adj. and n.

    A. adj.
    Having a calming effect; sedative.

    B. n.
    A medical agent which quiets inordinate action of an organ; transf. and fig. anything which has a calming effect.

    [though I presume a medical agent which quiets inordinate action of an organ would these days be called anti-Viagral.]



    carminative, adj. and n.

    A. adj.
    Of medicines, etc.: Having the quality of expelling flatulence.
    for example: 1710 J. Addison Tatler No. 224. The Carminitive Wind-expelling Pills.

    B. n.
    A carminative medicine or agent.



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    Re: Footnotes to the "Words that have no connection to the previous one" thread

    Enderby, artist to the end, made a harrowing borborygm, just like old times.
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    Re: Footnotes to the "Words that have no connection to the previous one" thread

    I don't reed nuffin.
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    Re: Footnotes to the "Words that have no connection to the previous one" thread

    erstwhile is a totally redundant adjective which has no difference in meaning, ever, to "former".
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    Re: Footnotes to the "Words that have no connection to the previous one" thread

    The following image comes to mind...



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    Re: Footnotes to the "Words that have no connection to the previous one" thread

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    jettatura: a curse of the evil eye, whereby all that the cursed looks upon will suffer bad luck.




    Gosh. Good word, that, I'll try to use it.
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