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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Definitions for pandiculation

  1. 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. John Banville, Ghosts, 1993
His shoulders hunched, his legs stretched to their toes, he made claws of his fingers in his hands--a fierce pandiculation of his limbs. Jamie O'Neill, At Swim, Two Boys, 2001
Origin of pandiculation
Pandiculation derives from the Latin verb pandere meaning "to stretch." It entered English in the early 1600s.
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