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Apr 13, 2007
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Words that seem risque

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testaceous
titivate
vomitorium
cockshut
turdiform

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turdiform

(TUR-di-form) Pronunciation Sound Clip

adjective: Like a thrush (any of the songbirds of the family Turdidae).

From Latin turdus (thrush).

"The writers most characteristic of the sixties created marginal, slightly lost characters, gentle dreamers, or hardened iconoclasts in search of themselves in a world that is no longer their own, seizing every possible occasion to distinguish themselves from what Flaubert would have been quick to call the 'turdiform bourgeois.'"
Marc Chenetier (Author), Elizabeth A. Houlding (Translator); Beyond Suspicion; University of Pennsylvania Press; 1995.

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