triskaidekaphobia


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triskaidekaphobia

[‚tri‚skī‚dek·ə′fō·bē·ə]
(psychology)
Superstitious fear of the number thirteen.
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Sadly, Triskaidekaphobia has not appeared on the card at Wolverhampton and, if you are a punter like Old Jack, you may find it ironic that the only number 13 down to run there, Dubonny in the 5.10, will not line up.
A IT'S called triskaidekaphobia and dates back a long time.
A lot of the nation's skyscrapers skip the 13th floor, or rename it, because of a bit of cultural silliness called triskaidekaphobia: fear of the number 13.
Stead, 26, got Sharp Bullet, trained by her boss Bruce Hellier, home by a head from Triskaidekaphobia.
Triskaidekaphobia (1.35 Lingfield, nap), Maggie Kate (4.05 Lingfield, nb), The Love Guru (2.20 Southwell) and Whitbarrow (3.50 Southwell).
PHOBIA Triskaidekaphobia is that fear of the number thirteen, Not that it's done any damage that I've ever seen.
The bizarre regulation is in place so people with triskaidekaphobia, or fear of the number 13, are not deterred from buying homes carrying the number on the letterbox.
Given a name, at least it could liven up those tedious etymological lists of phobias - lycanthrophobia (werewolves, of course) triskaidekaphobia (number 13) - they insist on trotting out at the dullest of pub quizzes.
NAOMI MATTHEW: 6.50 General Feeling, 7.20 Macademy Royal, 7.50 Triskaidekaphobia, 8.20 Komreyev Star, 8.50 Miss Bouggy Wouggy, 9.20 S targazy.
People who suffer from the fear of number 13, for instance, have triskaidekaphobia. I have no quibble with that, but why would anyone be frightened of a number?
After the wins of Triskaidekaphobia (14-1) and Currency (10-1), favourite punters had finally got some respite when Lost Soldier Three (15-8) just got the better of Grampian, but Fallon had no easy task on the winner.
Longer words containing all groups include HUMPBACKED, PHRASEBOOK, SHIPBROKER, XENOPHOBIA, and TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA (fear of 13).