Uncharted Words

Uncharted Words is a twitterbot that digests the 1913 Webster’s Dictionary, invents a new word and a definition for it, and then tweets it out, every ten minutes.

It’s come up with some pretty strange and interesting stuff, as well as plenty of detritus.

Some random samples:

EXTIMALING, n. — The act of apprehending any object whatever; an act of one who blesses.

BLOTTONESS, n. — The part of it; one of the mind; propensity; as, the goodness of timber, of a gun; to depress the eyes.

CRUPATED, adj. — Having the tail set low and buttocks that fall away sharply from the base; as, a crabbed author.

BROITY, n. — Sincere affection and kindness; warmth of disposition and manners.

BLATE, v. — To wash, as the face, with a cosmetic water, said by some to be prepared for; to await; to watch for; as, I abide my time.

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