barquentine, variant of barkentine (bärˈkən-tēnˌ) noun, a sailing ship with from three to five masts of which only the foremast is square-rigged, the others being fore-and-aft rigged.
carrack, also carack (kărˈək) noun, a large galleon used in the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries.
Painted figureheads and Hublandish dragonprows reminded the citizens of Krull that their good fortune stemmed from the sea; barquentines and carracks lent a distinctive shape to the larger buildings.
futilitarian \fyoo-til-i-TAIR-ee-uhn\, adjective:
Believing that human hopes are vain and unjustified.
In America the silence was more oppressive than the ignorance; but perhaps elsewhere the world might still hide some haunt of futilitarian silence where content reigned - although long search had not revealed it - and so the pilgramage began anew!
-- Henry Adams, The education of Henry Adams
There is another way of looking at the problem which I hope Feigl will not regard as wholly futilitarian in character, although I am not sure that it solves anything.
-- Paul Feyerabend, Herbert Feigl, Grover Maxwell, Mind, matter, and method
Futilitarian is a satirical coinage from the 1820s combining "futility" and "utilitarian."
parapet (părˈə-pĭt, -pĕtˌ) noun, a low protective wall or railing along the edge of a raised structure such as a roof or balcony.
The parapet along the edgewise cliff was dotted with gantries projecting into nothingness.
usufruct \YOO-zoo-fruhkt\, noun:
The right to use the property of another as long as it isn't damaged.
She shall have the usufruct of field and garden and all that her father gave her so long as she lives, but she cannot sell or assign it to others.
-- Charles Francis Horne, Rossiter Johnson, John Rudd, The Great Events by Famous Historians
Others might advise you to settle the capital on your wife's relatives, so that if you were to die it would not go to your own family, and meanwhile to enjoy the usufruct during your own lifetime.
-- Denis Diderot, Philip Nicholas Furbank, This is not a story and other stories
Usufruct is a legal term derived from two Latin roots, usu-, "use," and fruct, "fruit."
(Me too, to the cops at that bar.)I'd almost swear I made up that word once...hmm, nah that ain't it, but it's reeealy close.
canard (kə närd′) noun, A false, esp. malicious, report that has been fabricated with the intention of doing harm.
"What's a canard?" said Twoflower.
balefire (bāl′fīr′) noun, 1. an outdoor fire; bonfire; 2. a beacon fire; 3. obsolete a funeral pyre.
A brief octarine flicker of balefire around it suggested it had now been sealed beyond the skills of any earthly locksmith.
trig \TRIG\, adjective:
1. Neat, trim, smart.
1. To make neat or trim.
1. A wedge or block used to prevent a wheel, cask, or the like, from rolling.
1. In good physical condition; sound; well.
Where the Melville was trig and polished, scoured and caulked, this newcomer was in disrepair and foul shape.
-- Paul Di Filippo, The emperor of Gondwanaland: and other stories
Prince looked trig in a silk scarf, a tweed peacoat, a billed cap of matching material.
-- John Jakes, The Gods of Newport
Trig relates to the Middle English trigg, "true," which is also the root of "trust."