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736 · Joelle Cleans Her Room
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maybe Berkshire Young Professionals?
apparently a childhood nickname for Joelle
usually a reference to the ceiling of a room
being a couch that opens into a bed
taking place in utero
There is such a thing as a greeble, but probably not as Joelle means it. The real term, medically speaking, is "rheum."
"Greebles had been her [Joelle's] own mother's word for the little bits of sleepy goo you got in your eyes' corners." p. 738
having a very low voice
a brand of sanitary pads
dislike or hatred
body of work
a brand of pure grain alcohol
members of a booster club
a brand name of insect repellent
this would seem to be a museum name, but there is no museum by that name in the Boston area
i.e., a red herring — a distraction
Legal Seafood up in Brookline
Legal See Foods, a chain that got its start in Inman Square, has a restaurant at 43 Boylston St., at the border of Brookline and within five miles of ETA.
Page 743 (cont'd)
a family of fish including sea basses
pushing something forward without invitation
an oxymoron — champagne comes only from the Champagne region of France
Edward Montgomery Clift (1920-1966) was an American actor.
about 6.6 feet
plants that turn toward the sun
From the SI: The candela is the luminous intensity, in a given direction, of a source that emits monochromatic radiation of frequency 540×1012 hertz and that has a radiant intensity in that direction of 1/683 watt per steradian.
freezing point of platinum
If the melting point of platinum is 3214.9 ° F, then at any temperature below this, it will be solid, i.e., frozen.
ascribing to the philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas
perhaps a member of the non-conformist movement in France in the 1930s
Carl Edward Sagan (1934-1996) was an American astronomer and host of a television show called Cosmos.
the elimination of a syllable in a word when two consecutive, identical syllables occur, e.g., "probly" for "probably"
a euphemism for hysteria
Spielberg's old computer-enhanced celluloid things
the Jurassic Park films
a coffee-flavored liqueur
a thick milk pudding
a plant used for a coffee substitute in some places
a bodily organ that plays a role in immune function
747 · Marathe at Ennet House Continued
"He had the great fatigue..."
A less literal translation would be: "He was very tired..."
"...to smack, to scag, and to H..."
all the same thing, being street names for heroin
bolt of death
i.e., a deadbolt lock
Chit Chat Farms
This is a real detox in Wernersville, Pa., about 70 miles northwest of Philadelphia.
a French preposition meaning "at the home of"
French: How do you say?
almost 28 miles per hour
Caisse de Dépôt et Placement
French: Fund for Registration and Placement
751 · Joelle Continues to Clean
Just like when Joelle referred to CA newcomers as "catexic" on pg 707, there's no word "katexia" in any American dictionary, although Freud used "katexis" to refer to the process by means of which libido energy is tied or placed into the mental representation of a personality, idea, or thing." This would not seem to the connotation intended here.
One of the key books on cognitive therapy for depression by David D. Burns, M.D., an American psychiatrist.
752 · Marathe Intake Continued
to speak readily
French: Monsieur/Mademoiselle, i.e., Mr./Ms., used because of Steeply's disguise
refers to restenosis, or the re-narrowing of blood vessels after initial stenosis
manche à balai
French: broom handle
French: crazy singer
here meaning simply "calculation"
The name is perhaps taken from Philip Lopate (born 1943), an American film critic.