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Phosphenes

The sheen or light you see when you close your eyes and press your hands against it

Eg. Goodnight, I’m going to watch some phosphenes.

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Phooey

[colloq] Expression of disgust or disbelief.

Eg. The girls phooed Mary’s tall claims of having topped the class.

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Overmorrow

[obsolete] A word meaning the day after tomorrow which the English language has lost.

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Tines

The prongs on a fork, comb, etc.

Eg. The exquisite cutlery had the tines of the fork plated in gold.

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De facto

In fact, whether by right or not; that exists or is such in fact

Eg. Kalpana lived as his de facto wife.