Language Contact and Change
Appendix C: Creations Using English Morphemes
close proximity a. Related to the offence, under the Syariah law of Malaysia, of being in an isolated place and in close proximity with a person of the oppo- site sex who is not one’s spouse. Also khalwat. 2001 New Straits Times 28 Nov. Mahmud said as it was also a case in- volving an unwed couple found together in a house, the Religious Depart- ment was informed about the incident with the intention of them being ap- prehended for committing the “close proximity” offence. drummet n. Pl. -s. The first joint of a chicken wing, where it is attached to the bird. The term is generally used in the context of food, and is rarely used in other contexts, e.g., to describe the physical attributes of a chicken. 2001 New Straits Times 9 Sept. ... chicken drummets offered mild, me- dium or hot. dry kitchen n. A kitchen, usually within the house or flat, which is generally used for food preparation but not the actual cooking. This is also where cookware, cutlery, appliances, etc. are kept. 2001 New Straits Times 10 Aug. The next three designs—Indah Dahlia 1, 2 and 3—are larger, with a land area of 20ft by 60ft featuring a creative interior design with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, wet and dry kitchens and a store. fire-walking ceremony n. The ceremonial practice of walking over a bed of hot coals as an expression of faith and sometimes as a form of penance. Associ- ated with Hinduism and...
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