noun Library Science.
a label with a coded series of short, black lines affixed to each book in a library and to each borrower's card for purposes of identification and prevention of theft.
A “zedonk,” half donkey/zebra, was just born. What are the parents of ligers, dzos, and beefalos?Zedonk. Yes, this is for real. “The offspring of a zebra and a donkey.” Prepare yourself for an even larger dose of absurdity: there are plenty more zany names for unlikely crossbreeds, and we’ve collected a nonsensical herd of them. We don’t know if the baby zedonk, born in the state of Georgia about a week ago, has a name, but an Associated Press report notes that …
Lexical Investigations: CamouflageCamouflage Before it was a military term, camouflage was French street-slang popular among pickpockets and other shadowy figures in 1870s Paris. A combination of the Italian word camuffare (to disguise) and the French word camouflet (puff of smoke), this word described a common practice among thieves: staging an attractive woman who would blow smoke in the face of an intended target, which was both sexually …
- zebra body,
- zebra crossing,
- zebra finch,
- zebra mussel,
- zebra plant,
- zebra swallowtail,
- zebra-tailed lizard,
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