White half-moon part of the nail plate at the base of the toe- and fingernails.
It is a paler color than the rest of the nail, because it isn't so firmly attached to the blood vessels. Lunulae to be the most visible on the thumbs.
Nocturnal equivalent of a rainbow.
The color-receptors in our eyes aren't sufficiently excited to see all the prismatic colors, so generally the moonbow appears to be white. Your best chance to see a moonbow is to stand with the moon at your back. If there is the right kind of moisture in the air, you will see the ghostly bow ahead of you.
A car with one of its headlights dark.
This is an increasingly common sight these days, as the high-intensity bulbs used in modern vehicles cause burnout in a shorter time.
The symbol #.
Sguidgy, stringy bits that run between the skin and the edible portion of a banana.
The symbol &.
Little plastic or metal tube at the end of your shoelace.
The aglet's purpose is to stop the thread of the lace from unraveling, as well as to make it easier to feed through the shoe's eyelets.
'Seeing stars'; the sensation of light caused by excitation of the retina rather than by light itself.
Act of watching someone eat in hopes of receiving some of the food.
Little dots, or spots, on dice.
Dominoes also have pips, and the diamonds, hearts, spades, and clubs on the ace to the ten of each suit in a pack of playing cards are called pips too.
The real name for the star we call the North Star.
Individual prong on a fork
Little dot above the i and the j.
Coarse hairs found just inside the nostrils.
Vibrissae serve to keep large particles from entering the nasal passages. In cats they are long and distinctive—and known as whiskers.
Touching, or bumping fists between friends as a greeting or to celebrate victory.
Known also as power five, fist bump, and quarter pounder, the dap was originally an acronym for Dignity and Pride.
Small, pink protuberance at the corner of the eye.
It is here, after a night's sleep, that a yellowish crust forms, which is a combination of mucus, dust, pollen, and tears. All these substances gather in the eye throughout the day, too, but the constant blinking of the eyelids effectively wipes the eyes clean of foreign substances; the secretions only form the curst when the eyelids stop blinking, during sleep.
A lump of food, while it is actually in your mouth: a soft, soggy roundish wad of predigested mush.
The place where the lower buttocks meet the upper leg.
The triangular-shaped part of a sundial that casts a shadow, the position of which shows the time.
A sequence of typographical symbols used by cartoonists to represent a swear word. *%!@*$! might be an example.
The cartoonist Mort Walker, creator of Beetle Bailey, invented a whole vocabulary to describe the devices cartoonists use in dialogue balloons to represent emotions, obscenities, and physical exertions. Agitrons are wiggly lines indicating that something is shaking. Briffits are clouds of dust that hang in the spot where a swiftly departing character or object was previously standing. Emanata are straight lines rising from around a character's head, indicating surprise. Squeans are asteriks with an empty center, indicating drunkenness or dizziness. Plewds are flying sweat droplets that appear around the head of a character who is working hard or stressed, and waftaroms are wavy lines rising from something to indicate a strong smell.
Combination of a question mark and an exclamation point to make ‽!
Example: 'She said what?!'
Tiny fifth claw on the inner part of a dog's leg above the other toes.
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