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Life: A User’s Manual by Georges Perec[edit]

AF (missing sense: opposed to metric)
alabandite
ammonite
arras
arum lily
balancelle
bentwood
billhook
blowlamp
BSP (used in descriptions of tools such as spanners and sockets)
burn-baited (something like slash and burn?)
calvary (lowercase, can be plural, a kind of religious knickknack?)
cart stall
cassiterite
cheesebox
chock-full
coach lamp
convexity
cornelian (older spelling of carnelian)
cretonne
Dasogale fontoynante
Devil’s Rings
doorframe
Dorothy bag
easy chair
endpaper
fibula
firebrass
fitment
free zone
gimlet
gingernut
grease gun
gugglet
handlamp
headship
heteroclite
hit parade (seems old fashioned now)
hygrographic
jointer
kingwood
kneehole desk
lancet
lounge suit
madder
maleficent
Monachus tropicalus
mortise
nest egg
novelette
octobass a string instrument related to the double bass requiring two musicians to play
oilcan (single word variant)
opaline
ormolu
parallelepipedal
pastille
perspicacious
Pinchart stool
a pink (not the colour, perhaps a flower?)
polka-dot (hyphenated variant)
procurator
propitiatory
Ptyx
rabbet
shako
shopfloor
sprat
sunstone
suzerain
swearword (single word variant)
tendrac
tenon saw
tergal
trionix
Troides allotte
twibill
unicum (plural unica)
verbena
wallpress
warehousemen
wing chair
witches’ mirrors
vulcanite
zorille
zucchetto (needs English)

æolian harp
agnate
ahistorical
angelica
angosfura
anthurium
aphetism
arthrosis
assay-dish
babouche
baize
bearskin
bedjacket
bicorne
bird pepper
bisque
blackout lamp
boletus
bootees
bootlace
bosky
breitschwanz
bricked up
brucellosis
burnous
cake-slice
calvados
carriage clock
case clock
cephalalgias
cess-pit
châteaux
charlady
chervil
chiffomier
chintz
clematis
cloche
Coco weddelliana
comfit boy
copper (horse-drawn vehicle?)
corolla
costermonger
curare
debag
debouch
descaling
dishstand
Djakarta
djellaba
dolman
domino costume
dram
dubbin
dura mater
dustbin
dustcover
dyne
elucubrating
emerised
emery
encephalum
épaulette
erg
esparto
eyebath
ferrocerium
fibrotoxin
firedog
flatlet
FLN
floorcloth
floortile
fluidic
flyleaf
foodpack
footstool
forename
fortalice
fretwork
frogging
galalith
galena
gewgaw
gingham
glory-hole
go to ground
gunflint
gunwale
haitué
harissa
harkis
haversack
hide-out
Hitlerian
hole up
hour-book
hydantergotine
ill at ease
incrusted
innervated
Jack-o’-the-clock
job lot
kirsch
koulibiaca
librettist
liguite
loss leader
lubricious
lumpfish
manageress
mandola
marguerite
marquetry
martingale
mashie
maxiton
medina
medius finger
mignonette
moleskin
monkish
moonflower
Moses basket
naevus
nelumbia
night bird
OAS
œsophagus
open-work
orreries
osier
palæopedology
paperknife
parfit
pegamoid
peripeteia
piecework
Pigeon lamp
porterage
prayermat
propelling pencil
proteolytic
pseudohallucinatory
purplewood
quattrocentro
quenelles
quetsch
rachidian bulb
Ragusa -- former name of Dubrovnik
rebab
restaurateur
retsina
Rexist
rigmarole
rivière (needs English)
sabretache
salsify
saponified
saucerful
schmecker
schoolma’am
schussing
scialytic lamp
scot-free
scrapmerchant
scree
scrimshanker
sestet
settle down
seyalitic
siphonapteroid
soliflor
spinet
staddle
stalag
stopcock
strongroom
take a shine to
tam o’shanter
theorbo
thermophonic
through-stone
toothmug
toothpuller
topazine
toyshop
trapezial
trichinosis
tromp-l’oeil
turbot
turnip watch
untellable
usufruct
vitrified
war machine
whitewood
wishy-washy
woggle
worktop
zenana

aegipanes
agripanes
aide-de-camp
alosa
alpenstock
amaurosis
appanage
ashlar
autarchic
bandoneon
besmocked
bezant
boozer
borshch
bourdon
boxword
brilliants
canaliculi
catalyses
chador
chalybeate
cheval glass
chit
cloissonné
commissionaire
communiqué
coney
cordiform
curundum
cyclostyled
dirk
disjunctor
draisienne
entrains
espalier
ex-libris
faro
fly-box
flyleaves
foot-slog
foxed
galliot
glomerulus
goatskin
goniometer
gorse
groschen
gules
hawkweed
hearth-point
hellbent
hemihedral
herbarium
hereinafter
hide-out
hogshead
holohedral
horsecloth
houselights
huckster
שרי
intagliated
ithyphallic
jardinière
landslip
lares
liriodendron
locum
logogriph
malosol
Mameluke
manometer
manufactory
mezuzah
middy
muzhik
olivewood
outfaced
ovoid
oystermen
patten
pelmet
period piece
phylactery
planisphere
podgy
retimitis
romper
roup sale
run-of-the-mill
saveloy
sealskin
shagreen
shantung
sine die
sound box
sporran
spurge
streetseller
suedette
supranational
Swissess
sylvans
tarry-torch
through-stone
torero
trencher
tricorn
tub chair
ultraselect
uropoïesis
uroscopy
vibraphone
vicar apostolic
visiting card
wadi
washhouse
watercolourist
wolfram
yachtswoman
yardstick
zakuski