Porphry
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May 19th, 2008, 10:57 am #121

bollix is also closer to a dubliner's pronunciation of it; ie. if a man has received a kick in the balls: "aw me bollix!"
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May 20th, 2008, 6:25 pm #122

i quoted dictionary.com. sorry forgot to mention it earlier. they did mention bollocks as a variant
The love hoarded all your life ... for the work, and his lips still moved silently over that last word - TR
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May 30th, 2008, 7:24 pm #123

What's a 'gulsar'?

(Leafed through my copy of Darconville's Cat today)
Und wenn du lange in einen Abgrund blickst, blickt der Abgrund auch in dich hinein.

Friedrich Nietzsche


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May 30th, 2008, 8:18 pm #124

gulsar
not in the OED

can you refind the sentence it's in
and post it up?
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May 30th, 2008, 8:27 pm #125

wrote:he sat meditavely in that dark chamber like a nomadic gulsar - his black coat still unbuttoned - ...
p. 2 (hardcover edition)
Und wenn du lange in einen Abgrund blickst, blickt der Abgrund auch in dich hinein.

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May 30th, 2008, 9:30 pm #126

Typo? Guslar, or one who plays the gusla.
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May 31st, 2008, 10:46 am #127

I think you're right, Tud. Thanks!
Und wenn du lange in einen Abgrund blickst, blickt der Abgrund auch in dich hinein.

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May 31st, 2008, 10:52 am #128

I wondered when I looked it up
if it was misspelled!

I tried qulsar
and alsoo got a no-go

and I just skimmed over guslar

good catch, Tud!
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June 7th, 2008, 11:59 am #129

wrote:...and no next of kin to rescue - a la Rin Tin Tin - the private inventions on these pages from their tunnel into Time, or, at the last min,  to pull these old bones and swaddled skin from the fallen walls of their previous owner's runaway tunnel into HYPERBOLIX ESCAPE SPACE.
Gass, The Tunnel, 498. (caps his)
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July 5th, 2008, 8:42 pm #130

shive
bathycolpous
auguste
zumbooruk
gloy
Und wenn du lange in einen Abgrund blickst, blickt der Abgrund auch in dich hinein.

Friedrich Nietzsche


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