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Comparative:   ueddieh,  ueddieu,  ueddiev
Superlative:   ueddieft,  ueddieht,  ueddievt 

A mispronounced (speech-defective) form of the word "ready".


—Ready?—  asked Doctor Barton. —Abiwuiwui ueddy!*
—Good.  When the trunk ope-...
—Abiwuiwui ueddy!
—When the trunk opens, you can start.  (*abidingly ready.  Context:  This is a phrase from ceremonial drills in the "voluntarily compulsory" Pioneer Organisation:  "Be ready!", yelled the adult leader; "Abidingly ready!", thundered the marshalled crowd of kids in red neckerchieves.  Source:  J∙ Okram - The Mystery of the Rammed Key.) 



Comparative:   uedieh,  uedieu,  uediev
Superlative:   uedieft,  uedieht,  uedievt 

A mispronounced (speech-defective) form of the word "ready".



Plural:   ufonists

Somebody who is interested in unidentified flying objects (UFO).  Specifically:  A humorous or derogatory label for someone who is too naive or overenthusiastic about UFOs or weird things in general.



Not adjacent;  not heighbouring;  not touching.



1.  Deprived of a cable;  without no connection to wires;  not connected to or disconnected from an electric cord;  having the cabling undone.

2.  Not sent via a cable;  not telegraphed;  untelegraphed.


—Estela?  Estela!—  Doctor Barton called and also went to press the call button on the wall as well.  He waited patiently by the door to the anteroom.  —Estela, we will have invitees staying for the night.  Will you please prepare guest rooms for the Boleks?

—Even the master engineer consentated? 

—They are all staying.

—Oyy, I am dedusting the books.  I've got them all unshelved!  Disordered and trumpered roomaround!  I didn't know...  A shame it will be...

—What books?

—Well, almanacks your scientific of course.  In the professorial room.  The whole bedspread is overcrammed with them.  The telegraph uncabled, bedtop undusted, oyoyoy...

—I meant the marital room, for grown-ups, and for the bo-...

—For such a highly educated gentleman?  Woman could disturb him.  Sodom and Gomorrah...

—Estelaaa...  Mister engineer is already sleeping here on his chair.  Please...?  (Source:  J∙ Okram - The Mystery of the Rammed Key.) 


Slovak / Slovenčina (SK):  odkáblený;  odpojený



Infinitive:   undehtand
3rd person:   undehtandf,  undehtands
Present:   undehtanding
Gerund:   undehtanding
Past:   undehtood
Perfect:   undehtood 

A mispronounced (speech-defective) form of the word "understand".


—Do you understand?
—Not a word at home!
—Ou whhd!  (Source:  J∙ Okram - The Mystery of the Rammed Key.) 



Alternatives:   under-counter,  under-the-counter 

Located, belonging, or designed to be placed under the counter.  Specifically:  In communist countries, the so-called undercounter goods in shops were not offered to the public, but were hidden from customers by sellers who saved those items for their acquaintances, or sold them secretly in exchange for a bribe.


She answered the door with an undercounter scarcity Teflon-coated baking dish in her hand.  (Context:  The apartment was flooded by an overflown toilet; the parents are now hastily scooping water from the floor with kitchenware when the doorbell rings.  Source:  J∙ Okram - The Mystery of the Rammed Key.) 



Plural:   underplates

A piece of material placed under something, such as protective or decorative mats arranged under dining plates, or metallic slabs inserted between the flames and pots when cooking to protect bottoms from uneven heating and fire-induced damage while effectively preventing focal food burning.


With gas appliances, do not forget flame-shielding underplates / heat-output eveners or thick-bottomed utensils(Source: J∙ Okram - Bartonian Potato Pancakes  ●  Cooking Recipe.) 



Located, belonging, or designed to be placed under a pot.


Later, along with underpot mats, Grandma brought an old-line meat mincer, which she tried to install to the left of the uncomprehending Bruno.  (Context:  Among other things, Grandma Estela is bringing protective mats on which pots will be placed on the table prepared for dinner.  Source:  J∙ Okram - The Mystery of the Rammed Key.) 


Infinitive:   underpot
3rd person:   underpots
Present:   underpotting
Gerund:   underpotting
Past:   underpotted
Perfect:   underpotted 

To place in an insufficiently sized pot.



Infinitive:   undershore
3rd person:   undershores
Present:   undershoring
Gerund:   undershoring
Past:   undershored
Perfect:   undershored 

To give or express support;  to furnish justification for;  uphold;  prop up.


At the first opportunity, she undershored the conversation with a grandmamly, field-proven conciliatory enhancer:  —The tea scentiful is presteamed!  (Context:  In her archaic language, Grandma Estela offers freshly prepared fragrant tea to ease up a stressful conversation.  Source:  J∙ Okram - The Mystery of the Rammed Key.) 



Without a helper;  singlehanded;  solitary.


I wouldn't dare do it myself unhelpered!  It may be necessary to hold the highborn master, lest the crushed flesh beside his mouth should bypass.  (Context:  In her archaic language, Grandma Estela seeks help with using a mincer to force-feed a skinny boy.  Source:  J∙ Okram - The Mystery of the Rammed Key.) 



Infinitive:   unkey
3rd person:   unkeys
Present:   unkeying
Gerund:   unkeying
Past:   unkeyed
Perfect:   unkeyed 

1.  To remove the key (physical or electronic);  deencrypt. 

2.  To unlock;  to unblock or release a pressed button or a fixed key on a keyboard or typewriter.


Let's forget the outflat toilet for now.  It's awayed farly, and the apartment needs to be unkeyed to get in there.  (Context:  In her archaic language, Grandma Estela discourages using the external washroom, which is located out of the apartment, and the door needs to be unlocked to get there.  Source:  J∙ Okram - The Mystery of the Rammed Key.) 



Urgent;  pressing;  acute.


And the basest pipe-mail pneumatical I have unblocked too, in case master father needed to cast a despatch some urgentful.  A patent or something.  (Context:  A visiting family will be spending a night unexpectedly on 5 Misty Road.  Grandma Estela prepares rooms for them, describing in her archaic language the amenities available.  Source:  J∙ Okram - The Mystery of the Rammed Key.) 

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