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My main pages are at the Russian and English Wikis: w:ru:Участник:CopperKettle and w:en:User:CopperKettle. At Wikisource: s:User:CopperKettle. At Stack Exchange: CopperKettle. At Multitran: CopperKettle.

My name is Артём. Born on the 8th of May, 1978.

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Started:[edit]

  1. Flieringa ring
  2. B-drinker
  3. bitzer - a mongrel dog (Australian)
  4. home and hosed - australian phrase, from "A Cry in the Dark" (1988 movie); see "home and dry"
  5. buff out - from "Planes, trains and automobiles", a comedy
  6. stick by - from "The Life of Emile Zola", 1938 movie
  7. pip to the post - from "Evil", a 2003 movie
  8. that's wassup - from "Inside Man" by Spike Lee
  9. carrying-on, from "The Last Picture Show" (1971)
  10. branch water, from "Gettysburg", 1993
  11. capital goods
  12. jive-ass - from "Hot Tub Time Machine" (2010)
  13. arseholed - "Withnail and I", 1987
  14. down bubble - "Run Silent Run Deep" 1958 - /29.07.2012
  15. TBT = Target Bearing Transmitter, ditto, 1958
  16. masked facies - "The Savages" 2007
  17. low on the totem pole - "Martian Child" 2007
  18. dinged-up - "The Right Stuff" 1983
  19. to ding up - do., 1983
  20. pudknocker - do.
  21. articular facet - reading the "sternum" at wiki
  22. cross dowel - как по-русски?
  23. hold cheap - "From the Dark Tower" by Countee Cullen
  24. milling cutter, 5aug12
  25. empire waist - "Miller's Crossing" (1990): schmatte -> quotation search
  26. lay odds
  27. kerfing - prompted by a chat with DCDuring
  28. jointer plane - фуганок
  29. locus poenitentiae - "The Paper Chase" (1973) - 12 08 2012
  30. knight of the post - From Hudibras (1663)
  31. moving violation
  32. Seville orange - "Much Ado About Nothing" (1599) - 21 09 2012
  33. rabato - do., 24 09 2012
  34. root and branch - 27 09 2012
  35. wit-cracker - Much Ado - 28 09 2012
  36. tirocinium - through looking for quotations for "giddy" - 28 09 2012
  37. turn the scale - W S Maugham, "The Moon and Sixpence" - 06 10 2012
  38. cocopan - was listening to "Awaye!" at ABC Radio, heard "opencast mining" -> Wikipedia: "Big Hole" article - a caption for an image. 06 10 2012
  39. PRMS
  40. cut a figure - WSMaugh. - 11 10 2012
  41. a Roland for an Oliver - do., - 13 10 2012
  42. environmental audit - 13 10 2012
  43. sans gêne - 14 10 2012
  44. take in bad part - 14 10 2012
  45. antiscalant - 17 10 2012
  46. stump speech - The Economist - 17 10 2012
  47. Mother Hubbard - MS ch 49 - 18 10 2012
  48. fall to one's lot - MS ch 50 - 18 10 2012
  49. natural wastage - 20 10 2012
  50. there is reason in the roasting of eggs - 21 10 2012
  51. proving ground - 25 10 2012
  52. caubeen - 28 10 2012
  53. heave in sight - 31 10 2012
  54. bargaining chip - 02 11 2012 - the Economist
  55. off-gassing - 02 11 2012 - reading Silicate mineral paint
  56. shot through with - 02 11 2012
  57. residual power‎ - 11 11 2012
  58. call time (on smth) - 27 11 2012, from a malapropism in Telemachus, Friend
  59. wig block - 29 11 2012, Moby Dick
  60. pitch upon - 29 11 2012, Moby Dick
  61. to the end of the chapter - 02 12 2012, do.
  62. unrecking - 05 12 2012, MD ch 36
  63. hand over hand - 05 12 2012, MD ch 40
  64. money mule - 10 12 2012, news
  65. move the needle - 22 12 2012, news
  66. make fast - 30 12 2012, J Conrad
  67. stemhead - 30 12 2012, do.
  68. twopenny-halfpenny - 30 12 2012, do.
  69. bear in upon - 30 12 2012, do.
  70. blow upon - 07 01 2013, "Oliver!" (1968)
  71. up a gum tree - 08 01 2013, do.
  72. maintopman - 08 01 2013, Billy Budd (1962)
  73. rodbuster - 12 01 2013, reading w:Rebar
  74. handsome is as handsome does - listening to "David Copperfield"
  75. rabbit on - 01 02 2013, "The Castle" (1997)
  76. slug it out - 06 02 2013, BBC Radio, report on Syrian war
  77. take a flyer - 06 02 2013, O. Henry, Man About Town
  78. straw in the wind - 11 02 2013, BBC Radio, discussion of Pope's resignation
  79. come to time - 15 02 2013, O Henry, Hygeia at the Solito
  80. cry up - 20 02 2013, Goldsmith's She Stoops to Conquer
  81. make shift - 21 02 2013, do.
  82. rallying point - 05 03 2013, Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes
  83. slur over - 29 03 2013, Sons and Lovers
  84. rip along - 31 03 2013, do.
  85. lerky - 02 04 2013, do.
  86. on the club - 06 04 2013, do.; DCDuring
  87. gilliver - 06 04 2013, do.
  88. by a long chalk - 06 04 2013, do.; ch 6
  89. milk churn - 06 04 2013, do.; ch. 7
  90. in high feather - 07 04 2013, do.
  91. roisterously - 08 04 2013, do.
  92. scrattle \ scrattling - 09 04 2013, do.
  93. palletizer - 24 04 2013, news on a BASF factory
  94. netback - 27 04 2013, oilpatch learning curve
  95. univocity - 17 05 2013, combing the web for clinical trials jargon
  96. superplasticizer - 20 05 2013, translating a news abt. a synthanol plant
  97. postdeterminer - 10 06 2013, Quirk's Comprehensive Grammar, 1985
  98. regurge - 04 07 2013, Thomson, The City of Dreadful Night, 1870
  99. romp home - 17 08 2013, from a news report
  100. antichresis - 21 08 2013, legal learning curve (collateral, pledges etc.)
  101. on a kick - 27 09 2013, reading the news
  102. turn up trumps - 06 10 2013, forums
  103. spieler - 12 10 2013, Tiger Bay (1959)
  104. peptize - 24 10 2013, Petrochemistry: aslphaltenes and resins
  105. pound a beat - 27 10 2013, Cape Fear (1962)
  106. hoonish - 11 12 2013, Leunig at ABC Radio
  107. in the same breath - 13 02 2014, BBC: Mathematics: Why the brain sees maths as beauty
  108. supplementive clause - 22 02 2014, grammar readings
  109. have legs - 16 03 2014, BBC, Tweets from Crimea
  110. scotobiology - 14 06 2014, reading abt. genetic linkage etc.
  111. vitrector - 18 07 2014, reading on vitrectomy
  112. out of gear - 24 07 2014, Dickens's "Hard Times", ch 11

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Desi-Pom relics[edit]

  • fillip - "give a fillip" widely used in Hindi sources but seems to have faded away from the British ones
  • clean chit, to give a clean chit
  • "to float a tender"
  • "cynosure of all eyes" - in Indian press; nice expression

Indian English[edit]

  • "past over one year", "last over one year" : "The committee finds that the post of chairman CPCB has been lying vacant for the last over one year and additional charge given to a senior officer of MoEF."
  • "do the needful"
  • hydel = hydroelectric

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  • In demand with the consumer \\ not "by"
  • "Construction on the plant began in" (not only "of the plant" as in Russian)