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  1. scant

    scant New Member

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    Is this a word?

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by scant, Feb 25, 2010.

    This has to be a word. I cannot get any search engine to spellcheck it right or dictionary site to correct me.

    Is this a word or close to a real word? If so what does it mean and how do is it really spelled?
     
  2. DvnMrtn

    DvnMrtn Contributing Member

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    Dictionary.com

    Calagstine - no dictionary results

    I have no idea what that word is.
     
  3. scant

    scant New Member

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    Exactly! Why has it been in my head for so long! It must be close to a word that is real. The way I have spelled it is just how I remember it sounding.
     
  4. DvnMrtn

    DvnMrtn Contributing Member

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    What do you think it means?
     
  5. Link the Writer

    Link the Writer Flipping Out For A Good Story. Contributor

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    Well damn, ran it through Google and Yahoo. No dice.

    You, sir, have made a new word. Congrats! What would you like it to mean?
     
  6. scant

    scant New Member

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    I will have to think about how to put the definition into words... hmmmm....

    When I think of it I think of mid-evil times. Something dingy, mossy, worn, underlit.
     
  7. Link the Writer

    Link the Writer Flipping Out For A Good Story. Contributor

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    Well, when I see it and say it in my head, two things appear:

    1) The name of a fantasy city/character.

    2) A name used in Roman times.
     
  8. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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    do you mean medieval times?

    I have no clue what your mystery word is.
     
  9. DvnMrtn

    DvnMrtn Contributing Member

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    I think of a cave boner. Stalagmite?
     
  10. scant

    scant New Member

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    This is probably why my friends have me make up words and definitions of words for them for fun. They are real in my mind!

    Yes, it sounds like a city and roman like name. Not sure how I'll use it yet. But probably will for fun.
     
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    Did you mean Clandestine?
     
  12. scant

    scant New Member

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    That is fitting with what I think of :D
     
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    Link the Writer Flipping Out For A Good Story. Contributor

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    Well, the internet doesn't know what it is.

    Honestly, I think it's a made-up word. You probably misspelled another word and now your brain is saying this was the word you intended to write.

    EDIT: I think losthawken has it right.
     
  14. scant

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    THERE IT IS! Thank You!
     
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    losthawken Author J. Aurel Guay Role Play Moderator Contributor

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    Woo Hoo!! *Counts invisible point in the air*
     
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    Make sure you understand the definition.
     
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    Oops, didn't read second page. :D
     
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    I might be a slightly mad individual but I saw your word as Cal-Ag-stine which, if you break it down becomes Calcium Silver followed by... stine.

    I checked the etymology of the word clandestine to try and find out how it the the '-stine' at the end of it and apparently it comes from 'intestine' and could mean 'internal'.

    So we have internal Calcium Silver.

    I googled that and found references to calcium-silver batteries which one of the sites advertised as 'Calcium-silver technology delivers inexhaustible power reserves to meet any challenge'.

    And now we have internal, inexhaustible energy.

    Hmmm, I think I'll swap the 'might be' to 'am' in my first sentence...
     
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    Sounds similar to Caligula.
     
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    It may have come from an old inside joke with a friend. Start asking around?
     
  21. taylor.kuykendall

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    Maybe?

    Stygian- 1. of or pertaining to the river Styx or to Hades. 2.dark or gloomy. 3.infernal; hellish.
     
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    Great post :)

    I like your logic, it makes "Calagstine" sound like a commercial product - maybe batteries for pacemakers or artificial organs or something :)
     

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