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Re: Klingon WOTD: tlhombuS (noun)

Steven Boozer (

>This is the Klingon Word Of The Day for Wednesday, December 19, 2007.
>Klingon word:   tlhombuS
>Part of Speech: noun
>Definition:     type of food
>Additional Notes:
>KGT p. 93.  A particularly popular dish, {tlhombuS}, requires that the 
>cook coat a block of {tlhagh} with a mixture of {ngat} ("herbed granulated 
>cartilage") and {tIr} ("grain") and then briefly immerse the block into 
>the already boiling fat, just until the coating hardens.

Preceding the above quote:

KGT 93:  If heat is used as part of food preparation, the cook is most 
likely to {mIQ} (deep-fry) the food. This involves first acquiring {tlhagh} 
(animal fat) from any available source and then heating it up so that it 
boils (the general word for "boil" is {pub}, but the verb used specifically 
to refer to the boiling of fat is {'Im} [render]). After it has been 
boiling for a while, the food to be fried is tossed in (sometimes having 
been coated in some kind of paste), and it stays there until it has soaked 
up as much of the {tlhagh} (fat) as possible.

Related verbs:

{pI'} and {ror} "be fat"


A "thrombus" is a blood clot, usually caused by a diet much too rich in 

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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