Sunday, 1 April 2012

Entry: frustrum (n.)


In context: "Hal puts one foot up on Pemulis's little frustrum-shaped bedside stool and leans farther in."

Definition: The portion of a regular solid left after cutting off the upper part by a plane parallel to the base; or the portion intercepted between two planes, either parallel or inclined to each other.


Other: I was thinking that words with two U's might be rare, but they're really not.  In Scrabble there are 12 words with four!


MUUMUU
MUUMUUS
SUPERLUXURIOUS
TUMULTUOUS
TUMULTUOUSLY
TUMULTUOUSNESS
UNSCRUPULOUS
UNSCRUPULOUSLY
UNUNUNIUM
UNUNUNIUMS
USUFRUCTUARIES
USUFRUCTUARY


SNOOT score: 1


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Source: Oxford English Dictionary


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