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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby rpschmitz » Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:36 pm

In case of stairs, use fire. :?
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In case of stairs, use fire. :?
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby voralfred » Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:50 am

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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a woman who uses magic to put someone or something under a spell.

a woman who is captivatingly attractive.

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Now, I understand the idea, but no amount of magic can keep me from remembering Snow White or The Wizard of Oz whose enchantresses were more in the line of...
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:27 am

Now there's a picture to imagine my grandma! I mean the first picture, the one at the top, the goddess with the spotted kittens, the mesmerising enchantress!

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:10 am



a water pipe, especially one in a street, with a nozzle to which a fire hose can be attached.

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There's a slight discrepancy with the hydrant clipart above. Extra credit if you spot it.

There's a conventional use of for hydrants. But it isn't universal.
What color are they hydrants in your community?
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:03 am

One of the things we face in my town is snow. When the plows have cleared the streets, it is common courtesy for someone along the street to shovel around the hydrants so that the fire department can easily get to it. If nobody does it, the fire department eventually comes by and removes snow. E.P.S., how do you even know where the hydrant is if it snows?
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby CodeBlower » Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:36 pm

.. but, then, what do the dogs pee on, if there are no hydrants?
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:07 am

The day, as they say, has passed away.
We came to dread it, no extra credit.
No one did see the small discrepancy. (maybe, too, they won't notice the lack of proper poetic beat.)

To be fair, only US citizens would have been likely to have noticed that the wrench "nut" on the cap for a hose connection was hexagonal. To make unauthorized removal difficult, US hydrants typically have a pentagonal (5-sided) shape. Fire companies have the special wrenches needed.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:17 am



an ornamental frill or ruffle on the front of a shirt or blouse, typically made of lace

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Annalise skipped along in her sabots and the lovely jabot danced jauntily on her blouse.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby voralfred » Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:02 am

Do I guess two lovely galactants* under this jabot?

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:10 pm

It would be my (531 posts) inclination to allow you (4149 posts) most things. "Seniority" counts for something!
I think galactants, whether they are Greek or not, deserves a place in the world's lexicon.
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E.P.S., it is great to have a proper illustration for the jabot. I'd never seen the term before it popped up as an Oxford Dictionaries Online WotD, and followed the definition they gave to locate a possible image. Yours, (handmade by you, wow) is fabulous.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:15 pm

E.P.S. I'm trying to stick with images I can "repurpose."

I really liked this one: http://www.jhiggins.net/sf_proddetail.a ... DBHBBF2HMP

While it might have been enough to include the link, I felt it would be difficult to go through all the steps to get copyright clearance from the vendor.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:13 am



the study of a community or culture by analyzing its waste

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The photo actually doesn't represent modern day garbologists at work. These workers appear to be gleaning valuable materials from the trash stream of a dump in Cambodia. But all that broken pottery which archeologists study is probably from ancient middens, the dumps of our ancestors. Modern "investigative journalism" is purported to use the trash of celebrities to report on their activities.
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