There are some rather strange medical conditions in this list!
pilimiction n 1847 -1874
passing of hair-like bodies in the urine
His doctor was particularly concerned about his pilimiction, for obvious reasons.
siagonology n 1895 -1895
study of jaw-bones
Reliance on siagonology alone led to the proliferation of the Piltdown Man hoax.
sireniform adj 1849 -1852
having the lower legs abnormally joined into a single limb
When they learned that their child had a sireniform deformity, they were devastated.
tussicate v 1598 -1890
He tussicated throughout the opera, annoying nearby audience members.
visotactile adj 1652 -1652
involving both touch and vision
The deaf man learned to make better use of visotactile input in his daily life.
My sentence: As his patient tussicated, the doctor siagonogy for irregular movement. Continuing with visotactile examination he was concerned at his patients admission of pilimiction. To ease his patients worry, the doctor related his investigations into sireniform.
ectylotic adj 1736 -1864
removing warts or calluses
Use this ectylotic bandage on your finger and you’ll be cured in a week or two.
jecorary adj 1684 -1684
of or relating to the liver
The alcoholic’s refusal to seek treatment caused him no end of jecorary trouble.
mochlic n 1657 -1753
drastic purgative medicine
This mochlic remedy is worse than the disease, but at least it will be over quickly.
occaecation n 1608 -1691
the act of blinding
After his occaecation, he was unable to enjoy simple pleasures such as reading.
panchymagogue n 1657 -1893
medicine purging all the humours from the body
What you need is a good panchymagogue to get you back on your feet!
My sentence: The patient had endured the ectylotic treatment without complaint but after the necessary occarcation became depressed. His continued illness required his physicians to prescribe jecorary and panchymagogie at which the patient declined and discharged himself.
Today’s words from http://phrontistery.info/clw.html concern games and hobbies. Rather enlightening as to the types of games allowed in times gone by and others that have endured! Ascoliasm 1706 -1753
boys’ game of beating each other with gloves or leather while hopping
If you think bullies are bad today, look at brutal games of the past like ascoliasm.
Piladex 1897 -1901
game where an inflated bag is hit with hand to keep aloft across a table
From piladex to hacky-sack, pastimes involving hitting objects are known to all ages.
Riviation 1676 -1676
While anglers are the sort who enjoy quiet contemplation, I find riviation to be boring.
Sagittipotent 1656 -1656
having great ability in archeryThe sagittipotent hunter found himself unable to kill the beautiful white stag.
Tornatil 1661 -1661
made with a wheel; turned on a wheel
The potter was a master of his tornatil work, but many of his pots broke during firing.
My sentence: His over protective mother tried to persuade her son not to indulge in ascoliasm or piladex fearing he may be injured. However, she would encourage riviation, his becoming sagittipotent with a bow or even learn to tornatil in creating pottery.
Can you make a sentence?
And an extra word because it does celebrate today’s special event – Leap Year.
Bissextus February 29th: the extra day added to the Julian calendar every fourth year (except those evenly divisible by 400) to compensate for the approximately six hours a year by which the common year of 365 days falls short of the solar year.
Quotes: This odd day was inserted after the sixth day before the kalends of March, i.e., after the 24th of February, and was not counted as an addition to the year, but as a sort of appendix. Hence the sixth of the kalends of March was called bissextus, or double sixth, which root is still retained in our word bissextile, though the day is now added at the end of February. — E. S. Burns, “History of Chronology,” The Popular Science Monthly, April, 1881 Origin Bissextus comes from the Latin term bissextus diēs meaning “intercalary day.” It was so called because the 6th day before the Calends of March (February 24th) appeared twice every leap year.