In that situation, one should always check the Meaning of Liff (all the gods bless Lloyd and Adams):
ARAGLIN (n. archaic)
A medieval practical joke played by young squires on a knight aspirant the afternoon he is due to start his vigil. As the knight arrives at the castle the squires attempt to raise the drawbridge very suddenly as the knight and his charger step on to it.
Politely rude. Briskly vague. Firmly uninformative.
The marks left on your bottom or thighs after sunbathing on a wickerwork chair.
WEST WITTERING (participial vb.)
The uncontrollable twitching which breaks out when you're trying to get away from the most boring person at a party.
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