A molossus may sound slimy, large, and rather stupid, but that's not its fault at all.
A molossos is quite an innocent thing: it's three extra-loud or heavy syllables all in a row.
They're hard to use in English, but WS Gilbert used them marvellously in the Mikado when Pish-Tush, Ko-Ko and Pooh-Bah sing:
To sit in solemn silence in the dull dark dock
In a pestilential prison, with a life-long lock.
Awaiting the sensation of a short, sharp shock
From a cheap and chippy chopper on a big black block.
Brilliant, isn't it?
And if that wasn't enough, a molossos is also a sort of dog, and several sorts of bat.
Thing To Use Today: molossus. This is a Greek word. It's always meant molossos, which is rather dull.
Still, you simply must admire its blunt moist sound,
Whether it's a squeaking bat or large-fanged hound.