Dec 212012
 

cataleysy- is a nervous condition characterized by muscular rigidity and fixity of posture regardless of external stimuli, as well as decreased sensitivity to pain. Catalepsy is also a term used by hypnotists to refer to the state of making a hypnotised subject’s arm, leg or back rigid. “Arm catalepsy” is often a pre-hypnotic test performed prior to an induction into a full trance.

The Eternal World by Clark Ashton Smith

Dec 122012
 

halation- the spreading of light beyond its proper boundaries in a developed photographic image, a bright ring that sometimes surrounds a bright object on a television screen

Bullet From Nowhere by Robert Leslie Bellem

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Nov 142012
 

Brobdingnag- is a fictional land in Jonathan Swift’s satirical novel Gulliver’s Travels occupied by giants. Lemuel Gulliver visits the land after the ship on which he is travelling is blown off course and he is separated from a party exploring the unknown land. The adjective Brobdingnagian has come to describe anything of colossal size

The Eternal World by Clark Ashton Smith