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Old August 9th, 2017, 03:20 PM
Johnb - co.uk
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Default [Dixonary] Rnd 2824 SPRUN Results

This was an odd round:

4 people voted for a def they cannot possibly have known and gave me a D4

I found this word (#12)some time ago online, but I cannot remember where
I found it. As I entered it in my list I commented that it came from
"The Dialect of Craven (West Riding) 1828" . Looking the word up this
afternoon - or rather, trying to look the word up I discovered that it
is not a word allowed in any version of Scrabble or Wordfix etc. -- if
you do a search for the book itself then there are several refs to it on

In various ancient flora the word does occur as a name for a corydalis
species (fumitory) but nothing modern

It is an acronym for the Scottish Paediatric Urology Network

Dave Cunningham asked if there was a chutzpah award - well, with #10 he
is the "real winner" so maybe that will do.

Tim Lodge scored 7 and is our next dealer Take it away Tim


1. a rap session...
Voted for by MadnickJ [From Guerri Stevens who voted for 2 and 4] and
scores [1 + 0] = 1

2. a drunken spree...
Voted for by WiddisD, StevensG [From Chris Carson who voted for 3 and
10] and scores [2 + 0] = 2

3. [Scot] a fish trap...
Voted for by CunninghamD, WiddisD, CarsonC, MallachE, SheflerM [From Tim
Lodge who voted for 10 and 12] and scores [7 + 0] = 7*

4. inappropriately informal...
Voted for by StevensG [From Keith Hale who voted for 7 and 10] and
scores [1 + 0] = 1

5. a cicada in the larval stage...
Voted for by ShepherdsonN [From Tony Abell who did not vote ] and scores
[1 + 0] = 1

6. a sustained, faster-than-usual run...
Voted for by nobody [From Dan Widdis who voted for 2 and 3] and scores
[0 + 0] = 0

7. thick woolen twine used to make eel traps...
Voted for by MallachE, HaleK [From Mike Shefler who voted for 3 and 9]
and scores [2 + 0] = 2

8. earthen terrace inside the parapet of a rampart...
Voted for by nobody [From Judy Madnick who voted for 1 and 12*] and
scores [0 + 2] = 2*

9. the seeds contained in a seed-pod, e.g. of the milkweed plant...
Voted for by SheflerM [From Nancy Shepherdson who voted for 5 and 12*]
and scores [1 + 2] = 3*

10. past tense of _sprin_, to walk quickly with both feet in the air
(Lewis Carroll...
Voted for by CarsonC, LodgeT, HaleK [From Dave Cunningham who voted for
3 and 12*] and scores [3 + 2] = 5*

11. the link in a flush toilet mechanism that connects the float to the
shutoff valve...
Voted for by nobody [From Efrem Mallach who voted for 3 and 7] and
scores [0 + 0] = 0

12. 1. The fore part of a horse's hoof 2. A sharp piece of iron fixed to
the fore point of a horse's shoe to prevent him slipping on ice...
Voted for by ShepherdsonN, CunninghamD, MadnickJ, LodgeT [From Dialect
Craven (W Riding) 1828 which thus scores me a D4


Guerri Stevens 1
Chris Carson 2
Tim Lodge 7*
Keith Hale 1
Tony Abell 1
Dan Widdis 0
Mike Shefler 2
Judy Madnick 2*
Nancy Shepherdson 3*
Dave Cunningham 5*
Efrem Mallach 0
Dictionary (John Barrs) D4

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