Difference between regular and preternatural and roundelay
- officially full-time
- often used as intensifiers
- conforming to a standard or pattern
- in accord with regular practice or procedure
- regularly scheduled for fixed times
- a regular patron
- a soldier in the regular army
- a dependable follower (especially in party politics)
- a garment size for persons of average height and weight
Their dried dung is found everywhere, and is in many places the only fuel afforded by the plains; their skulls, which last longer than any other part of the animal, are among the most familiar of objects to the plainsman; their bones are in many districts so plentiful that it has become a regular industry, followed by hundreds of men (christened "bone hunters" by the frontiersmen), to go out with wagons and collect them in great numbers for the sake of the phosphates they yield; and Bad Lands, plateaus, and prairies alike, are cut up in all directions by the deep ruts which were formerly buffalo trails.
People in no way adhere to regular social conventions online.
Pulling one back with another penalty - this time converted by the regular taker - they finally conceded a third.
- existing outside of or not in accordance with nature
- surpassing the ordinary or normal
I eased the door open silently, but the Fool's preternatural awareness served him well.
They are also quite preternaturally ugly, bringing a rude abbreviation to the extension of the leg and drawing attention to the unbeautiful formlessness of the shoe, and the cheapness of its material and fabrication.
One week after this story was written, the top 20 pop albums in the United States included records by fresh-faced adolescents the Beatles, teen sensation Bob Seger, twentysomething heartthrob Frank Sinatra, a barely-postpubescent but preternaturally-talented Bob Marley, recent high school graduate Rod Stewart, former boy band member Johnny Cash, newly-discovered youth sensation Barry White, and a band whose name is synonymous with "teenage rebellion": Pink Floyd.
- a song in which a line or phrase is repeated as the refrain
There is a comic roundelay that makes sense on its face, but if you think about it for a second, you realize how forced and unreal it is.
May there be some clear little stream just behind you, laughing along its idle way; -- some chirping birds, singing their roundelay -- some buzzing flies -- you will then be lulled into doziness.
The only real connective tissue is the nonsense refrain of the title, which seems to slur through a dozen pair of wet, loose lips during this roundelay of partying.