By Dolores J. Nurss


Note: This glossary changes constantly, receiving new entries all the time. Most of these words will not crop up in all stories. I have not written down all of the unusual words and terms that I have buried in my notes, but have concentrated mainly on those most pertinent to finished novels (which is why you will at first see more notes on Til Territories and the Charadoc than any other cultures) though I am trying to include as much as I can on missions, cultures and lands not yet formally written about--hundreds of cultures exist in my notes, and they all have their peculiar terminology. Please notify me if you find anything unfamiliar in my tales that I haven't yet catalogued for this letter. Thank you.

gadgeteer:  A street-peddler who sells small, cheap devices, useful for individuals or families, usually imported from a country with a more developed technological and/or manufacturing base.

gamshaw: An obscene epithet. One who, being too old or ugly to prostitute hirself, forces into prostitution the younger members of hir family.

Gandralnarya Pass:  A narrow pass high in the Mountains of Fire, where two ranges meet, between two peaks called The Judges.  Known for channeling powerful, sand-laden winds, it was held sacred by most of the Hill Cults of the Charadoc before their eradication.  Folksongs from that era indicate that a criminal convicted of a capital offense could sue the mountains for mercy if, for penance, e climbed to Gandralnarya Pass and stood three days naked at that concentrated point where the wind blasts the strongest, and survived.  The people back in hir home village would know if e had done this by the characteristic scarrinng, and some return blinded.  The folksongs sometimes deal with those who stayed just long enough for some scarring but not the entire three days, who conceal their shortfall but come to a bad end, usually an avalanche or fall.  Sorcerors are said to also brave the pass, heavily clad, to gather juchach'akai.

Ganshu:  An ancient colony, yet one only recently discovered.  No inhabited countries border it.  Located in the Southeastern Continent, in a deep, broad valley of what we have confirmed to be the tallest mountain range in the world, higher than both the English Mountains and the Charadocian Range, the colony not only became completely isolated from all others, but believed that they alone had landed in the only habitable corner of a planet that they did not know was even Novatierre, assuming that a mistake in navigation had landed them in another parallel world.  The surrounding mountains reach so high into the atmosphere that they believe that their valley cups the only oxygen in the world.

The inhabitants, originally believed to be of African descent, are in fact largely from the Uttar Pradesh region of India, intermingled with Chinese members from the Gansu region of China.

Although originally intended as a place name, Ganshu eventually came to mean "Civilization", in the diverse tongues of the region.  The valley has many branches and lobes, and these have developed distinct city-states and tribes, each speaking their own tongue.

Ganshuven:  The trade language of Ganshu.  A hodgepodge rooted in (in order of influence)  Hindi, Urdu, Mandarin, Bhojpuri, English, Cantonese, a variety of Indo-Aryan dialects of central and eastern India, Japanese, Portuguese, French, Spanish, Arabic, German, and Farsi, but of course each has mutated quite a bit over the centuries.  Used to get around the intense proliferation of languages in the many folds of the Ganshu Valley.

Originally believed to indicate great diversity of origins and multiple colonies in Ganshu, this wide scattering of language roots in fact comes from the polyglot nature of  a single colony arising out of two nations, due to their members, prior to departure seeking employment, recreation, and socialization on a worldwide network of communication before the collapse of the Internet on Earth.  This indicates that Ganshu numbers among one of the oldest colonies on Novatierre, departing probably within years of the founding of Til and Istislan.

Ganymede:  Euphemism for a male prostitute, often associated with higher class brothels.  One may find it widespread in port towns around the world, as it does not derive from any Novatierran language, but rather from Greek mythology on old Earth.  According to the myth Zeus lusted after a boy named Ganymede, kidnapped him and either seduced or raped him, depending upon the account.

Gastenherber:  The largest international port in Vanikke, on the east coast of the Northwest Continent.  The name means, in Vanikketan, "Harbor for Guests" with a connotation of hospitality and welcome.  Known for the world's largest museum of glass art and artifacts, including some rare and precious pieces from Earth, going all the way back to ancient Egyptian faience.

Gates, Gates of Knowledge: The "True Tili�n" name for black clams, under the belief that these mollusks (deified in their belief-system) can grant to their chosen full knowledge of good and evil.

Gazelistan: An Islamic nation in the rough vicinity of what on Earth would be Greece. Strict separation of the sexes in all places save for the private home, and a predominance of female births, has resulted in a thriving female economy, abetted by research and development in laboratories where no man may enter. Men, of course, have their own research facilities, but lack of access and collaboration with their female counterparts means that once they fell behind, the gap increased dramatically in a short period of time. A resultant skyrocketing of male unemployment filled the streets with restless young men supported by increasingly impatient mothers, wives and sisters, resulting in duels and other high-risk behaviors that have further depleted the male population and depressed the masculine economy. Despite the widespread practice of polygamy, most men dread increasing the number of wives unless financial necessity demands it, as it means more wives to gang up on them and boss them around.
[I wish to note that I had dreams about, and wrote story fragments about Gazelistan in the 1970's, many, many years before I ever met anyone with a similar name, and no one of similar name ever influenced me in writing about this place, nor does this place reflect any opinion whatsoever regarding any such person in the waking world.]

GEM: Initials for Ground Effects Machine. Originating in the 20th century, a Ground Effects Machine travels on a cushion of air and can navigate practically any terrain (although the Tili�n map out main routes of travel to produce a smoother ride, regulate traffic and limit transportation-strangling construction).
However, it did not become useful for anything but marsh-travel until the 21st century, when shortages of asphalt and other petroleum products made the maintenance of paved roads difficult. Prior to this time the air-cushion would scatter rocks and other objects beneath it in a dangerous, projectile fashion. In the 21st century the air-cushion became refined enough to propel such objects at an inner angle up against the undershield (which needs periodic refinishing) and straight back down again.
Now more broadly useable, it still did not become common, due to the above-mentioned shortages; by the end of the 21st century, only the rich could drive. It wasn't till the Post-Migration 25th century and the invention of the Biologic Conversion Engine that humanity overcame this hurtle.
GEMdump: The byproduct of a GEM's biologic conversion engine: a rich, if smelly, fertilizer, which tends to accumulate in mounded banks alongside GEM highways. These mounds quickly become overgrown with lush, new vegetation, thereby producing fuel for other GEMs, when they aren’t harvested by gardeners and farmers.
General Electorate: The voting population of Til Institute. Suffrage extends to all Tili�n who have gone through initiation. They vote on bills proposed by the Council of Lobbies on a quarterly basis: twelve bills every seasonal-midpoint.
People often don’t vote in an election unless an issue catches their attention. Minors in particular have a reputation for not bothering to vote. The Tili�n do not employ social pressure to encourage voting, figuring that indifferent or ignorant persons probably aren’t the best people in which to entrust the fate of the nation.
gentlean: (1) A person of good manners.
(2) A polite address for one presumed to exhibit good manners until seen otherwise.
gentleani: (1) Plural of Gentlean.
(2) The polite way to address a group of people.
gentleman: An archaic term for a male person of good manners.

Gerald IV of Mabhratha:  Last monarch of  Mabhratha, 2392-2470, ruling from 2409 to 2442, when he abdicated his throne in favor of the life of a carpenter.  As a king he had ruled with a sort of indifferent competence, but did not particularly advance the country.  Ultimately he declared that all he had ever wanted to do was work with his hands, and decided to turn his hobby, pursued in stolen moments from his bureaucratic responsibilities, into a full-time profession, saying,  "I, too, have the right to a satisfying life of shaping useful, pleasing things of a tangible nature, which I have envied in the least of my peasants for quite some time now.  Let those who have envied my power take it up in my place, and we shall all be better off."  Many hold that he made a much better woodworker than monarch, and an authentic chair or credenza made by his hands can fetch a small fortune these days.

Ghost Bay: A bay on the east side of Til Peninsula, facing the Coral Gulf, led into by the Dweomer River and bordered on the land side by the Dwimmermarshes. Heavily overgrown by coral and seaweeds, and unnavigable. Legend populates it with all manner of ghosts and uncanny phenomena. Geologists suspect it of harboring a major repository of magentine, pouring downstream from the river and accumulating in the waters, which would explain at least some of its legends, rendering it able to trigger latent illusionism, and also readily taking psychometric impressions.
Ghost Bay coral: Coral reaped from Ghost Bay in Til Territories, reputed to carry good luck. Difficulty in obtaining it conveys a hefty price. Not everything sold as Ghost Bay coral actually comes from that location.
Ghost Horse Inn: An inn in Sandurste, very comfortable and often frequented by Til students on vacation, or locals year 'round. Named for the legendary ghost of Silverbelle.
Giant's Clap: A mountain-pass in the northeastern Charadocian mountains, consisting of an earthquake fissure through southwestern chert. An important passage for the cocoa trade. Legend says that it has been known to clap shut and crush evildoers.
Gift: The popular term for psychic abilities.
ginikk: A bulb plant indigenous to the Southeastern Continent. The leaves are unremarkable, rather grasslike, and it grows small, off-white trumpet-flowers. The bulb has a flavor resembling a sort of burnt vanilla with a touch of sharpness. Used in flavoring and seasoning.
giraffe: An animal very similar to the Earth Giraffe, except that it has golden legs and body striped in brown, fading to light grey in the upper body, neck and head. It also has small, curved, pointed horns.
The Glass District: Popular name for the Istislan Diplomatic Territory within Novo Durango on the northeasternmost cape of Alonzo Harbor, next to the harborage for the Istislan Commercial Fleet. Named for the Istislan Crystal from which its makers built it, this small but densely developed neighborhood falls under the legal jurisdiction of the Nation of Istislan, trades in Istislan dollars (a currency preferred by much of the world) and hosts those diplomats whose business with the Tili�n must remain unofficial. Its denizens, however, come and go throughout Til Territories freely, without passport or other restrictions--as do Tili�n into the Glass District.
Goat Fever: Infectious disease, usually spread through drinking contaminated milk, or by having contact with dead goats or sheep, especially in tropical countries. Symptoms include widely fluctuating fevers and chills, (sometimes according to a regular cycle, often not), weight loss, delirium or irritability, head and muscle aches, joint pain, and diaphoresis. The disease readily becomes chronic and can continue indefinitely until treated. A number of antiparasitics, however, have proven effective in curing the condition.
Goat Island: A steep island off the coast of Novo Durango, across from Delphin Bay. Named for the feral goats that live on it, who, according to legend, swam to the island to escape a cargo vessel shipwrecked on a nearby reef. Habitable (in regards to the animal kingdom) by them, rodents, lizards and birds. On the peak of Goat Island stands a weather station connected to Misty Island by cable gondola, mainly used for training meteorologists. Human beings visit Goat Island on a workaday basis, but do not inhabit it. Its level spaces are very few and very small, and one can quickly grow claustrophobic for lack of anywhere to walk.

go-cart:  A small electic vehicle, consisting of a front seat or pair of seats, and a back compartment, used primarily to convey luggage around large travel-hub stations, including all three shuttles, the major train stations around the world, and especially large bus depots and the occasional caravanserai.

It has become the custom in recent years to fashion go-carts roughly reminiscent of animals or other emblems of their place of origin.  Of the shuttles, the Alonzo City Shuttle has go-carts suggestive of deeroo.  The Istislani fashion their go-carts to resemble the amatahten fish.  Naugren does not imitate animals, but drive go-carts in the shape of wind-blown leaves.  Some notable train depot go-carts include Darvinia's dove-shaped carts, complete with iridescent paint to duplicate the colors of the rainbow dove, and the bright green scorpion go-carts of Mabhrathan.

goda: A plant native to the grasslands of the southern horn of the Northwestern Continent, strikingly similar in appearance and smell to Earth's parsnip, distinguishable only by a faint speckling of purple on the leaves. Poisonous and hallucinogenic. Used rarely and with great caution in rituals by the Godites and the Pahkias.
Godites, the: A religion/philosophy founded by Nikolai Borisanov, after accidentally eating four bites of a goda-root which had grown as an undetected weed in his vegetable garden, mistaken for a parsnip. The subsequent hallucinations shook up the explorer's entire cosmology, which the Godites call the Blessed Accident.  They believe that the Spirit of Novatierre sowed the weed in his garden in order to awaken him. On that night, he later says, he saw the DNA of Novatierre combine with the DNA of Earth as the two planets wed.
The Godites believe that this has made all earth creatures born subsequently on Novatierre--man, beast, or plant--true children of the new planet. Harmony and Love are their highest good, and peace between divergent types in all things.

Goeddalville:  A valley village in Vanikke, initially supported by truck-faraming and orchards, later the location of Montoya Cookies and Food Processing, later still a bedroom community for the mining of magentine in the surrounding mountains.  Farming eventually discontinued due to toxins in the soil.

golden Myer’s crab: A large, ochre crab, discovered by Alexander Myers, which its admirers call the most delicious crab alive. Indigenous to the shores of the southern hemisphere within the temperate latitudes.
Gomigo-38: A 38 caliber gun manufactured in Duerlongh and issued to the military. A reliable, workhorse of a gun, which holds up well under rough conditions and almost never jams.
Good Friday: Moveable fast. The day on which many Christian communities honor the crucifixion of Jesus, usually by a variety of austere practices, though some countries hold modest celebrations.

good luck curry:  A dish served on New Years both in Corriebhai and Corriebhai colony, of lentils, raisins, sweet potato, butter, and fresh diced garlic, onion and ginger-root (mutton optional) and a squeeze of lemon, a dash of some alcoholic beverage (which one varies widely) plus variations on curry spices that differ from family to family or from village to village, but most of these include red pepper or some other heating spice.  Some cooks replace sweet potato with czyf.  Most families add a "secret ingredient" passed on from mother to daughter, as well, which is not always an ingredient but sometimes apparently a ritual and at other times stirring with a special spoon.  This food is said to bring the warmth of the sun deep into the vitals and create a store of energy, hope and luck in the body for slow release throughout the year.

Goodwill College: A small but important college located on the north coast of Carmina Island, opposite Blue Island, run by the Society of Friends (Quakers) in cooperation with but not governed by Til Institute. Goodwill College offers majors in theology, philosophy, political science, sociology, and civil engineering.
grain-guardian: (Sometimes also called a grain-spirit.) A virgin of Samina-Ved, sacrificed to the grain. A maiden volunteers, usually disabled or sickly. Her people sink a basket previously used to transport spices into a silo, burying the basket up to the rim, and then lower the maiden into it, with a bowl, a waterskin, and a chamberpot. Afterwards they lower down to her food and water and lift up her chamberpot for emptying on a regular basis. At night they give her opium from poppies of the same field as the grain. By day she offers up her suffering in prayers for the grain, and by night (the people say) her ecstasy passes into the grain and makes it nutritious. The grain also absorbs her beauty, and when she becomes frightful in appearance, they say that she scares off demons. Grain-Spirits never live long.
The Tili�n have debated whether to intervene and end this barbarous custom. However, so long as the grain-guardians always embrace their status willingly (and indeed would fight bitterly against losing it) and so long as the farmers treat them well within the limits of their own self-imposed penances, we have no mandate to stop a custom that works well for this society, which seems to inspire kindness and self-sacrifice.
grain-spirit: See grain-guardian.
grandfather oak: A tree native to the eastern tropical shores of Novatierre. It somewhat resembles a banyan from Earth, in that it sends runners down from branches to create sub-trunks. However, it grows more densely than a Banyan, the trunks much more likely to meld into a deeply convoluted primary trunk. It also can grow much taller than a banyan, given plenty of water and fertile river-silt or marsh to grow in, even though it often grows wider than it is tall. Named for its strikingly oaklike leaves—lobed, cupped, and prickly. It blossoms in clusters of creamy white, four petaled flowers with deep crimson stamens that both set fruit and pollinate. The fruit develops in small clusters of gumball-sized drupes of a golden-beige to olive-gold color, mild and sweet (faintly flavored with a hint of vanilla or maple) with a small, black, oval seed in each. Resistant to salt and tolerant of oxygen-poor soil.
Granny Shtara: Folk hero of certain Mountainfolk villages in the Southwestern continent, mostly in the Charadoc and the two Stovaks. A benign witch believed to possess a magic jar that could produce anything the community needed, the legends conclude that the villagers murdered her when they discovered that she also brought death. Numerous communities claim to have been her native village, and point to various rock formations to confirm this (one rock formation might be said to be her remains, another the remains of her magic jar, another the petrified version of her cottage, depending on the local variations of the tale.) This variable yet repeated motif of her or her remains turning to stone might point to her legend as a survival of the rock-goddesses of the old Hill Cults.
graylife: Life forms that are neither animal nor vegetable, such as viruses, fungi, etc.
Greater Ocean: The larger of Novatierre’s two oceans, roughly equivalent to the Pacific.
Great Fiddler’s Fire: A legendary conflagration in the Middle Migration Period that burned down the Forested Community of DiMedici. It is called the Fiddler’s Fire according to a legend that a local fiddler saved lives when he sang the flames to sleep.
Great Gulf Road: A pedestrian-only road around the rim of the Coral Gulf which separates Til Peninsula from the rest of Til Territories. Cut halfway into red cliffs of about a mile high, natural springs cross it here and there, providing refreshment for thirsty travelers, but also demanding alertness in travel. The same may be said for cracks in the cliff and road. The somewhat fragile nature of the coral-block and sandstone material makes it too dangerous to widen the road for the admission of vehicles. Spires of coral below, such as "Three Angels" or "Weary Hiker Reefs" provide landmarks for the traveler with which to gauge hir progress. Above the cliff lies a difficult-to-traverse rain-forest.
great mottled wolf: A large, bear-sized carnivore of the Northeastern Continent, fully quadrupedal, with a canine-appearing head and small tusks, somewhat short of muzzle, powerfully muscled, particularly about the shoulders, and capable of running at great speeds for surprisingly long distances. It prefers colder northern latitudes, growing a shaggy calico coat for this purpose, in tones of gray, beige, apricot, cream, white, and sand. Much prized for its fur, but in little danger of extinction, as it can take care of itself; it is proverbial that half of all wolf-hunters become the prey, themselves, and only the doughtiest or most foolish will undertake the task, unless the wolf has begun to prey on a village. Folklore ascribes to evil wizards the ability to turn into a great mottled wolf, or to seal pacts with them.
green beauty: A wide, lime-green fish, very succulent and meaty, usually about a half a meter to a meter long. The flesh is a deep salmon color.
green card: A Tili�n identification card specifically for minors. It cannot be used for purchases of materials illegal for children's possession, such as liquor, drugs, or weaponry (an adult may buy a weapon for a child’s use and training, but a child may only use it under adult supervision--this can get hard to enforce.) Similarly, a child may use the card to seek employment, but not in fields too dangerous for a minor (such as demolition engineer) or unsuitable for a child’s level of judgment (such as stripper.) If a child’s grades or health suffer (as traced by Archives, through medical and scholastic reports) the card will cease to authorize continued employment. Authorities may trace transportation use of a green card in order to track down a missing or truant child.
greenlife: Vegetable life forms.
greenfire: (Charadocian slang.) The physical/psychological sensations of CNS stimulation from an unrefined botanical source.
greenfire bush: Bush native to the mountains of the Southwestern Continent, with bronzy, olive, or dark lime green leaves, tapered and oval in shape, areolate at the base. It also bears golden-white blossoms that yield in season to inedible (extremely bitter) red berries. The chewed leaf has the same properties as Earth's coca leaf, only stronger, being more concentrated in its alkaloids.
green magentine: The commonest and weakest form of magentine, of an uneven grey-green color, fragile and prone to fractures. It is seldom used commercially.
green nutcracker: A large, tropical bird of the western continents, bright green with yellow-tipped magenta wings and an enormous black beak capable of cracking the toughest nuts or snapping small to medium sized bones in two. The green nutcracker has the peculiar habit of becoming nocturnal during its mating-season in spring, perhaps to avoid predators at that time when it casts all caution to the wind to sing at its loudest and longest.
green-snake: A largely aquatic freshwater snake of the Altraus coast, distinctive for its hunter-green color but even more so for the nostrils on the top of its head. Harmless, small, subsisting primarily on fingerling fish, tadpoles, and frogs. Although locomoting primarily through water, the green-snake must climb up onto rocks to sun itself fairly often to recharge itself with warmth. Breeds in shallows, especially the side-pools of rocky courses.
gregor-force: A form of psychic pollution; a side effect of human psychic abilities coming into contact with amplifying magentine. Strong emotions or memories can leave a psychic trace of themselves on objects in the vicinity where they've been experienced, later readable by a psychometrist. When the emotions or thoughts grow especially strong, shared by a large number of people near a concentration of magentine, this psychic overlay can reach a critical mass where it develops its own pseudoidentity independent of the collective minds that gave birth to it. Small gregor-forces might simply repeat some phenomena called up in its vicinity till it eventually flickers out. The more dangerous ones act out the emotions of the mob that generated it, with will but without mind, like a curse upon the land. War is the most common cause. At times, under certain extreme circumstances, one or a few persons can also generate a gregor-force.
Greystone: Once a city-state, later a province of Puerto Sal, on the southwest coast of Altraus. A port town, it derives its economic base not only from trade and shipping but also from a quarry that produces a particularly dense and fine-grained gneiss coveted for tile and ornamental work.

 The Grid: Popular term for Istislan Capitol's world-famous transportation system. It starts with a backbone of rail. The Istislan rail passes within a system of girders which hold most buildings up off of the rainforest floor, and out again into a raised connective network. Each car has a solar panel roof, and air-scoops that turn turbines so that its very passage further charges its batteries. It does not, of course, run on perpetual motion, so the remainder of their power comes from combustor-assisted steam generation. Istislan, in fact, has very little paved ground; you could pass your entire life, if you wished, without ever setting foot on the ground. But if you did wish, your foot would find the soil cushiony with untrampled humus.
The grid-system works thus: You enter a station-room (every apartment complex has one, as does every commercial center or other public place) and upon the console within you punch your desired destination (it already automatically logs the location of the console.) A price will flash across a screen, and you will put money in a slot. The price quoted will bring a two-seated car-pod, double will bring a four-seater. For more people you order more than one vehicle. During commuting hours these can snap together into trains, and detach at various junctures as people go to different ultimate locations. Your transport will arrive in about ten minutes, unless you push the emergency buttton. This will override all other programs to get you where you need to go as fast as possible, but later a routine inquiry will confirm the emergency, or else levy a stiff fine.
Once you board, you go exactly where you desire, all traffic coordinated by computer, no getting lost, no drunk drivers, and no accidents. On the other hand, if you change your mind as to where you want to go, you're stuck until you reach the specified destination, where you'll have to start the process all over again. And if you want to just cruise, you will have to do it on foot. Fortunately everything interconnects also by open-grid metal footbridges and staircases. People do sometimes hike on the ground, too, for the pleasure of it, not desiring pavement. And those who can, of course, often travel by flit. Istislan has the highest percentage of levitators per capita in the world.
Elevators follow the larger grid-system in miniature. These do not merely go up and down, but also in four horizontal directions (not to every single room, but to general areas.) On the older elevators the jolt of transferring from one track to another can unsettle tourists, but the Istislani are quite used to it, and most places keep their machinery well-oiled and in good order.

Grinny Harbor: A small harbor in Robinson’s Retreat that, to the imaginative, vaguely resembles a smiling mouth.

Grittygranny:  A midsized, broadleafed tree of complex multi-trunked structure, with smooth reddish to pinkish-beige bark.  In spring it bears small, white, six-petaled flowers with long stems, in plumelike or drooping umbrels.  In summer these develop into roughly cylindrical or ovoid purple fruits (varying according to subspecies from red-violet to indigo) with a reddish-purple flesh that has the gritty texture of a coarse pear and a flavor somewhat like a cross between cherries and raisins.  Indigenous to riparian environments of the Northwestern Continent, although now cultivated elsewhere.

groundberry: A low-growing vine, non-climbing, that thrives on conifer humus and shade. It has small, round leaves, fluted around the edges, and produces small white flowers with yellow centers in early spring, popular with honey-beetles and bees. By late spring and on into summer it develops berries of a sort of cinnamon-brown color, glossy but with a sea-green bloom, slightly knobby, and firm. The flavor tastes sort of like a cross between fig and almond, and offers a wealth of vitamins and phytochemicals. Hard to find; some train dogs to sniff it out amid the underbrush.
Guardian Hill: That prominence in Til Territories which divides the Fertile River from its split-off, the Rhallunn River. The steep-cut spur between the rivers is the Hildurlea Cliffs. These rivers lie up to the south of Guardian Hill; down north it rises up over Modrian's Tangles. It gets its name from a legendary battle fought to protect Alonzo Valley from an invading force, and indeed archaeologists have found remains of an Early Migration fort upon its north slope, but history has lost track of who might have done the invading–a topic of much debate among the historical/archaeological community.
Guererro, Monty: Born Montano Alexis Guerrero. A surrealist oil painter of distinction, native to Alonzo Valley, known for incorporating contemporary and historical folk and pop themes into his works as symbols. He is counted among the Industrial Folklorists. His most famous paintings are “The Yellow Kid Speaks,” “Elvis Giving Birth to Elvis”, and “At the Feast of the Easter Froggy.”
Gueymaial: Gueymaial is a mountainous, northern, inland nation in the Northeastern Continent, bordered to the south (going clockwise) by Novostopol and Duerlongh, to the west by Lludlowe and Neyth, and to the north by that vast and icy region known as Usrey, which rumor claims does host a nomadic population, though seldom—if ever—seen.
Gueymaial has an economy based primarily on titanium mining and the cashmere trade. The population consists of nine distinct hill-tribes, each with complex customs and rules of behavior, that in the lowland cities have blended into a separate tribeless people of a more cosmopolitan nature. The original colony consisted of a Mexican contingent of primarily Gueymas Indians, soon joined by a Russian, a Finnish, and a Canadian contingent, forming the original core of lowland urban society in Gueymaial. Later arrivals included Kurds, Bedouins, Somalis, and Japanese.

guiltitude:  False gratitude.  A demanded expression of shame and emotional submission in return for gifts, favors, or even the peformance of someone's duties to oneself.  Distinguished from gratitude in 1) being demanded rather than arising spontaneously, 2) feeling miserable rather than delighted at one's blessings, and sometimes 3) expectation of return that has not been agreed-upon in advance.

gum-tree: A variety of eucalyptine with round, bluish-green leaves displaying a powdery bloom, stouter and more convoluted in the trunk than most. Known for its resin, used in folk medicine as the basis for a chest plaster, also used for incense, in cough drops, and as a chewing gum.

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