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Old 07-01-2019, 01:45 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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I'm likely to make a note to look up words, if from the context they look like interesting or useful ones, especially from 19th century books.

With non-fiction ... well, that's one reason I like books with endnotes.

Oeccscclhjhn, you must not be a foodie. And speaking of odd words, I've always wondered why you'd pick such an orthographically impossible hand.
foodie? i am! and you probably looked it up lol...

Band's called The Oeccscclhjhn Bar Band. From a movie called Frank...

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Old 07-03-2019, 02:45 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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Now I'm reading about soda bread. Same book - during and after WWII in Ireland and England. Seems to be due to war shortages (baking soda vice yeast).

Also, the soda bread was slathered in butter and wrapped in butter paper ( kind of like parchment paper I believe ).

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Old 07-05-2019, 03:23 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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at least i don't have to look up pram or perambulator anymore lol.
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Old 07-09-2019, 02:43 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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reading Eighteen Below (Fabian Risk #3), Stefan Ahnhem 2018 and looked up:

Celestial Seasonings Madagascar Vanilla Rooibos tea
Malaco Jungle Monkey Super Salty Licorice
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Old 07-20-2019, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Diptera
a large order of insects having a single pair of wings and sucking or piercing mouths; includes true flies and mosquitoes and gnats and crane fliesI.
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Old 07-21-2019, 03:32 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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looked up a couple more... (Ireland related)

leaving certificate
tinker
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Old 07-22-2019, 04:24 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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Every take notes of things to look up while reading? Maybe you look it up while reading on a kindle with wifi.

What did you last look up?

Reading Maeve Binchy's 2012 novel A Week in Winter and had to look up quite a few things...

Nyckelharpa

uilleann pipes

kalanchoe

connemara painting
All the time. And that's exactly why reading is so good for us and our "smarts." You're constantly learning new things. (I don't have anything to post right now, though, unfortunately.)
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Old 07-23-2019, 05:15 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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The Island of Sea Women, Lisa See 2019

wagashi
anmitsu
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Old 08-11-2019, 02:35 AM
 
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a few lookups ( Dying in the Wool (Kate Shackleton #1), Frances Brody ):

...vest pocket kodak
...homespun
...portmanteau
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Old 08-15-2019, 05:52 AM
 
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What did you last look up?

Leonberger dog breed. ("Clairvoyant and Present Danger" by Lena Gregory)
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