Wednesday, January 3, 2007


Since Wren's birth and surgery Josh and I have gained an expanded vocabulary. Today, as we drove down towards Elliot Bay I shared my thought that:

Shannon: "...the bay is occluded by rain"
Josh: "I'd say 'the bay is occluded by silt'"
Shannon: Okay, my view of Elliot bay is occluded by rain.
Josh: And I should extubate the old kitchen walls.
Shannon: Extubate the plumbing?
Josh: Mrrmm
Shannon: And use the sander to debrade the old drywall joints.

Occluded is definitely my favorite. As used by Dr Cohen: "When the PDA was tied off the arch was completely occluded"

As per Occluded
–verb (used with object)
1. to close, shut, or stop up (a passage, opening, etc.).
2. to shut in, out, or off.
3. Physical Chemistry. (of certain metals and other solids) to incorporate (gases and other foreign substances), as by absorption or adsorption.
–verb (used without object)
4. Dentistry. to shut or close, with the cusps of the opposing teeth of the upper and lower jaws fitting together.
5. Meteorology. to form an occluded front.
[Origin: 1590–1600; < L occlūdere to shut up, close up, equiv. to oc- oc- + -clūdere, comb. form of claudere to close]

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