Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Definitions for pandiculation
- the act of stretching oneself.
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Citations for pandiculation
I think that of all the earthlings' quirks it is the act of pandiculation that would surprise and fascinate me most, that slow stretch and then the soundless ape-howl, in which they indulge themselves with such languorous relish.
His shoulders hunched, his legs stretched to their toes, he made claws of his fingers in his hands--a fierce pandiculation of his limbs.
Origin of pandiculation
Pandiculation derives from the Latin verb pandere meaning "to stretch." It entered English in the early 1600s.