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'Mike Shefler' via Dixonary June 25th, 2021 09:20 AM

[Dixonary] Round 3177 vote for postrman's knock
 
A shorter list than usual, but no less creative. Here are 11 definitions of
POSTMAN'S KNOCK, one of which came from a respectable dictionary. Vote for
your
two favorites no later than 10 EM EDT, Sunday, June 27.

1. [Cockney rhym. slang] a mouse. (After the nursery rhyme "Hickory
Dickory Dock.")

2. a deadline.

3. a method of sliding on ice; the slider moving on one foot, and
tapping the ice with the other.

4. colloquial reference to the Metropolitan Police Act 1839 which made
it illegal to erect a washing line across a yard that obstructed
delivery of mail within the city.

5. _Genu valgum_, commonly called "knock-knee," a condition in which the
knees angle in and touch each other when the legs are straightened
and often seen in those who are on their feet for extended periods of
time (e.g., a postman).

6. a psychological illness defined by extreme anxiety about the future.

7. to make an indentation in the edge of a metal plate, as along a seam
in a steam boiler or an iron ship, to force the edge of the upper
plate hard against the lower and so fill the crevice.

8. [Sl.] gonorrhea.

9. a lightship marking the northern end of the treacherous Goodwin Sands
off the coast of Kent, United Kingdom.

10. [rare] two short, sharp raps given with the proximal interphalangeal
knuckles of the third and fourth digits; [slang] a modern battering
ram or similar device used in door breaching.

11. [Brit.] the action or practice of car stealing, esp. for the purpose
of joy-riding [rhyming slang for TWOC, taking without owner's
consent]


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Daniel B Widdis June 25th, 2021 09:25 AM

Re: [Dixonary] Round 3177 vote for postrman's knock
 
5 and 10 are the only believable ones.

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> On Jun 25, 2021, at 7:20 AM, 'Mike Shefler' via Dixonary <dixonary (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com> wrote:
>
> 
> A shorter list than usual, but no less creative. Here are 11 definitions of
> POSTMAN'S KNOCK, one of which came from a respectable dictionary. Vote for your
> two favorites no later than 10 EM EDT, Sunday, June 27.
>
> 1. [Cockney rhym. slang] a mouse. (After the nursery rhyme "Hickory
> Dickory Dock.")
>
> 2. a deadline.
>
> 3. a method of sliding on ice; the slider moving on one foot, and
> tapping the ice with the other.
>
> 4. colloquial reference to the Metropolitan Police Act 1839 which made
> it illegal to erect a washing line across a yard that obstructed
> delivery of mail within the city.
>
> 5. _Genu valgum_, commonly called "knock-knee," a condition in which the
> knees angle in and touch each other when the legs are straightened
> and often seen in those who are on their feet for extended periods of
> time (e.g., a postman).
>
> 6. a psychological illness defined by extreme anxiety about the future.
>
> 7. to make an indentation in the edge of a metal plate, as along a seam
> in a steam boiler or an iron ship, to force the edge of the upper
> plate hard against the lower and so fill the crevice.
>
> 8. [Sl.] gonorrhea.
>
> 9. a lightship marking the northern end of the treacherous Goodwin Sands
> off the coast of Kent, United Kingdom.
>
> 10. [rare] two short, sharp raps given with the proximal interphalangeal
> knuckles of the third and fourth digits; [slang] a modern battering
> ram or similar device used in door breaching.
>
> 11. [Brit.] the action or practice of car stealing, esp. for the purpose
> of joy-riding [rhyming slang for TWOC, taking without owner's
> consent]
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'Efrem G Mallach' via Dixonary June 25th, 2021 09:31 AM

Re: [Dixonary] Round 3177 vote for postrman's knock
 


Mike,






Should "10 EM" be AM or PM?








Efrem








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On Jun 25, 2021, at 10:20 AM, 'Mike Shefler' via Dixonary &lt;dixonary (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com&gt; wrote:






A shorter list than usual, but no less creative. Here are 11 definitions of



POSTMAN'S KNOCK, one of which came from a respectable dictionary. Vote for your



two favorites no later than 10 EM EDT, Sunday, June 27.








...














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'France International/Mike Shefler' via Dixonary June 25th, 2021 09:41 AM

Re: [Dixonary] Round 3177 vote for postrman's knock
 
AM. Or you can interpret EM as "Early Morning".



On 6/25/2021 10:31 AM, 'Efrem G Mallach' via Dixonary wrote:




Mike,






Should "10 EM" be AM or PM?








Efrem








========================





On Jun 25, 2021, at 10:20 AM, 'Mike Shefler' via Dixonary &lt;dixonary (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com&gt; wrote:






A shorter list than usual, but no less creative. Here are 11 definitions of



POSTMAN'S KNOCK, one of which came from a respectable dictionary. Vote for your



two favorites no later than 10 EM EDT, Sunday, June 27.








...










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Tim B June 25th, 2021 10:53 AM

Re: [Dixonary] Round 3177 vote for postrman's knock
 
I haven't seen the announcement yet, but since votes have started to come in, I'll vote now.

I'll go with the Cockiney: 1 and 11, please.

Best wishes,
Tim Bourne.

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Paul Keating June 25th, 2021 01:34 PM

Re: [Dixonary] Round 3177 vote for postrman's knock
 
😉 👍

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Debbie Embler June 25th, 2021 02:04 PM

Re: [Dixonary] Round 3177 vote for postrman's knock
 
6 and 8, please.

On Fri, Jun 25, 2021, 10:21 AM 'Mike Shefler' via Dixonary <
dixonary (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com> wrote:

> A shorter list than usual, but no less creative. Here are 11 definitions of
> POSTMAN'S KNOCK, one of which came from a respectable dictionary. Vote for
> your
> two favorites no later than 10 EM EDT, Sunday, June 27.
>
> 1. [Cockney rhym. slang] a mouse. (After the nursery rhyme "Hickory
> Dickory Dock.")
>
> 2. a deadline.
>
> 3. a method of sliding on ice; the slider moving on one foot, and
> tapping the ice with the other.
>
> 4. colloquial reference to the Metropolitan Police Act 1839 which made
> it illegal to erect a washing line across a yard that obstructed
> delivery of mail within the city.
>
> 5. _Genu valgum_, commonly called "knock-knee," a condition in which the
> knees angle in and touch each other when the legs are straightened
> and often seen in those who are on their feet for extended periods of
> time (e.g., a postman).
>
> 6. a psychological illness defined by extreme anxiety about the future.
>
> 7. to make an indentation in the edge of a metal plate, as along a seam
> in a steam boiler or an iron ship, to force the edge of the upper
> plate hard against the lower and so fill the crevice.
>
> 8. [Sl.] gonorrhea.
>
> 9. a lightship marking the northern end of the treacherous Goodwin Sands
> off the coast of Kent, United Kingdom.
>
> 10. [rare] two short, sharp raps given with the proximal interphalangeal
> knuckles of the third and fourth digits; [slang] a modern battering
> ram or similar device used in door breaching.
>
> 11. [Brit.] the action or practice of car stealing, esp. for the purpose
> of joy-riding [rhyming slang for TWOC, taking without owner's
> consent]
>
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Fein, Deborah June 25th, 2021 02:19 PM

Re: [Dixonary] Round 3177 vote for postrman's knock
 
I'll go for 2 and 6, both of which give me anxiety about the future.



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Personally, I think the real definition is missing. 😬

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Date: 6/25/2021 10:20:40 AM
Subject: [Dixonary] Round 3177 vote for postrman's knock

A shorter list than usual, but no less creative. Here are 11 definitions of
POSTMAN'S KNOCK, one of which came from a respectable dictionary. Vote for your
two favorites no later than 10 EM EDT, Sunday, June 27.

1. [Cockney rhym. slang] a mouse. (After the nursery rhyme "Hickory
Dickory Dock.")

2. a deadline.

3. a method of sliding on ice; the slider moving on one foot, and
tapping the ice with the other.

4. colloquial reference to the Metropolitan Police Act 1839 which made
it illegal to erect a washing line across a yard that obstructed
delivery of mail within the city.

5. _Genu valgum_, commonly called "knock-knee," a condition in which the
knees angle in and touch each other when the legs are straightened
and often seen in those who are on their feet for extended periods of
time (e.g., a postman).

6. a psychological illness defined by extreme anxiety about the future.

7. to make an indentation in the edge of a metal plate, as along a seam
in a steam boiler or an iron ship, to force the edge of the upper
plate hard against the lower and so fill the crevice.

8. [Sl.] gonorrhea.

9. a lightship marking the northern end of the treacherous Goodwin Sands
off the coast of Kent, United Kingdom.

10. [rare] two short, sharp raps given with the proximal interphalangeal
knuckles of the third and fourth digits; [slang] a modern battering
ram or similar device used in door breaching.

11. [Brit.] the action or practice of car stealing, esp. for the purpose
of joy-riding [rhyming slang for TWOC, taking without owner's
consent]

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Tim Lodge June 25th, 2021 05:01 PM

[Dixonary] Round 3177 vote for postrman's knock
 
I'll take the short ones, 2 and 8, please.

2. a deadline.

8. [Sl.] gonorrhea.

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Shani Naylor June 26th, 2021 04:47 AM

Re: [Dixonary] Round 3177 vote for postrman's knock
 
3 & 4 for me.



On Sat, 26 Jun 2021, 2:21 AM 'Mike Shefler' via Dixonary, <
dixonary (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com> wrote:

> A shorter list than usual, but no less creative. Here are 11 definitions of
> POSTMAN'S KNOCK, one of which came from a respectable dictionary. Vote for
> your
> two favorites no later than 10 EM EDT, Sunday, June 27.
>
> 1. [Cockney rhym. slang] a mouse. (After the nursery rhyme "Hickory
> Dickory Dock.")
>
> 2. a deadline.
>
> 3. a method of sliding on ice; the slider moving on one foot, and
> tapping the ice with the other.
>
> 4. colloquial reference to the Metropolitan Police Act 1839 which made
> it illegal to erect a washing line across a yard that obstructed
> delivery of mail within the city.
>
> 5. _Genu valgum_, commonly called "knock-knee," a condition in which the
> knees angle in and touch each other when the legs are straightened
> and often seen in those who are on their feet for extended periods of
> time (e.g., a postman).
>
> 6. a psychological illness defined by extreme anxiety about the future.
>
> 7. to make an indentation in the edge of a metal plate, as along a seam
> in a steam boiler or an iron ship, to force the edge of the upper
> plate hard against the lower and so fill the crevice.
>
> 8. [Sl.] gonorrhea.
>
> 9. a lightship marking the northern end of the treacherous Goodwin Sands
> off the coast of Kent, United Kingdom.
>
> 10. [rare] two short, sharp raps given with the proximal interphalangeal
> knuckles of the third and fourth digits; [slang] a modern battering
> ram or similar device used in door breaching.
>
> 11. [Brit.] the action or practice of car stealing, esp. for the purpose
> of joy-riding [rhyming slang for TWOC, taking without owner's
> consent]
>
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Johnb - co.uk June 27th, 2021 02:52 PM

Re: [Dixonary] Round 3177 vote for postrman's knock
 
I am sure that I voted, but I cannot find my vote anywhere ... so I will
award points to #4 and #5
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'France International/Mike Shefler' via Dixonary June 27th, 2021 03:13 PM

Re: [Dixonary] Round 3177 vote for postrman's knock
 
I have no record of you previously voting.



On 6/27/2021 3:52 PM, Johnb - co.uk wrote:


I am sure that I voted, but I cannot find my vote anywhere ... so I will award points to #4 and #5



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Johnb - co.uk June 27th, 2021 03:15 PM

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On 27/06/2021 21:13, 'France International/Mike Shefler' via Dixonary wrote:
> I have no record of you previously voting.


me neither (but you have now!)
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Efrem G Mallach June 27th, 2021 10:17 PM

Re: [Dixonary] Round 3177 vote for postrman's knock
 
7 - 11, after the winning throws in craps, the convenience store chain, and whatever else.

Efrem

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> On Jun 25, 2021, at 10:20 AM, 'Mike Shefler' via Dixonary <dixonary (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com> wrote:
>
> A shorter list than usual, but no less creative. Here are 11 definitions of
> POSTMAN'S KNOCK, one of which came from a respectable dictionary. Vote for your
> two favorites no later than 10 EM EDT, Sunday, June 27.
>
>
>
> 7. to make an indentation in the edge of a metal plate, as along a seam in a steam boiler or an iron ship, to force the edge of the upper plate hard against the lower and so fill the crevice.
>
> 11. [Brit.] the action or practice of car stealing, esp. for the purpose of joy-riding [rhyming slang for TWOC, taking without owner's consent]


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