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Old February 14th, 2021, 06:05 AM
Paul Keating
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Default [Dixonary] Roun 3142: PUANT [Results]

Roun 3142: PUANT [Results] Definition 15 was a combination of the real definition with submission from Tim Lodge. Eight of you voted for it. I don’t think we can ask Michael Proffitt of the OED to deal the next round, so that chore falls to Tim. Runner-up is Ryan McGill, whose definition rotten; fetid earned 5 votes. Puant had that sense in Anglo-Norman but not, it appears, in English. The word died out in English around Shakespeare’s time, but survives as a literary word in modern French; though it occurs more frequently in the sense arrogant; prideful.

  1.  The soft rubbery layer of horn that forms the deciduous hoof capsule of fetuses and foals.
       Submitted by: Debbie Embler who voted for: 4 & 6
       Votes from: John Barrs, Tony Abell
       Score: 2

  2.  A small wild goose that breeds in Arctic regions and has a black neck and head.
       Submitted by: Judy Madnick who voted for: 3 & 13

  3.  Obs. Br. slang. powerful, mighty. [prob. Fr. puissant]
       Submitted by: Alan Mallach who voted for: 7 & 9
       Votes from: Judy Madnick, Dave Cunningham
       Score: 2

  4.  Of, or having, a very dark blue color, almost black.
       Submitted by: Dan Widdis who voted for: 9 & 15
       Votes from: Shani Naylor, Debbie Embler
       Score: 2+2=4

  5.  A bankrupt; hence gen. one in debt; a beggar.
       Submitted by: Shani Naylor who voted for: 4 & 15
       Votes from: Tim Lodge
       Score: 1+2=3

  6.  Dismissive, contemptuous.
       Submitted by: Tim Bourne who voted for: 7 & 10
       Votes from: Debbie Embler
       Score: 1

  7.  Juicy, succulent.
       Submitted by: Deborah Fein who voted for: 9 & 15
       Votes from: Tim Bourne, Alan Mallach
       Score: 2+2=4

  8.  Squatting.
       Submitted by: Tony Abell who voted for: 1 & 15
       Score: 0+2=2

  9.  Rotten; fetid.
       Submitted by: Ryan McGill who did not vote
       Votes from: Dan Widdis, Alan Mallach, Efrem Mallach, Deborah Fein, Mike Shefler
       Score: 5

 10.  Stern; unyielding; dour.
       Submitted by: Mike Shefler who voted for: 9 & 15
       Votes from: Tim Bourne
       Score: 1+2=3

 11.  Tending to urinate frequently.
       Submitted by: Efrem Mallach who voted for: 9 & 15
       Score: 0+2=2

12.  Sitting astride a saw-horse (children’s game). [Fr.]
       Submitted by: Dave Cunningham who voted for: 3 & 15
       Votes from: Tim Lodge
       Score: 1+2=3

 13.  Obs. Weak and powerless; the opposite of puissant.
       Submitted by: John Barrs who voted for: 1 & 15
       Votes from: Judy Madnick
       Score: 1+2=3

 14.  An inorganic chemical in acrylic spray paint which prevents clogging.
       Submitted by: Nancy Shepherdson who did not vote

 15.  Obs. Having an offensive smell, stinking; (figurative) loathsome, contemptible.
       Real definition from the OED, combined with a definition
       submitted by: Tim Lodge who voted for: 5 & 12
         Votes from: Shani Naylor, John Barrs, Dan Widdis, Tony Abell, Efrem Mallach, Dave Cunningham, Deborah Fein, Mike Shefler
         Score: 8

Player Vote 1 Vote 2 Scores from votes Guessed correctly Total Score Tim Lodge

5

12

8


8 Ryan McGill



5


5 Dan Widdis

9

15

2

2

4 Deborah Fein

9

15

2

2

4 Dave Cunningham

3

15

1

2

3 John Barrs

1

15

1

2

3 Mike Shefler

9

15

1

2

3 Shani Naylor

4

15

1

2

3 Alan Mallach

7

9

2


2 Debbie Embler

4

6

2

0

2 Efrem Mallach

9

15


2

2 Tony Abell

1

15


2

2 Tim Bourne

7

10

1


1 Judy Madnick

3

13

0


0 Nancy Shepherdson





0
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Paul Keating
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