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Old January 11th, 2021, 01:34 PM
Paul Keating
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Default [Dixonary] Round 3133: ENVINED [Results]

Round 3133: ENVINED [Results] I found this word in the OED, but when I cross-checked it with the only source citation (the General Prologue of the Canterbury Tales),  and the University of Michigan's Middle English Dictionary, I decided that the OED's definition was curiously archaic, and suggested to me a different sense from the one Chaucer clearly had in mind in this description of the Franklin:

An housholdere, and that a greet, was he;
Seint Julian he was in his contree.
His breed, his ale, was alweys after oon;
A bettre envyned man was nowher noon.

In David Wright’s translation (which never hesitates to translate two lines as three if a gloss is needed):

And he kept open house so lavishly
He was St Julian to the country round,
The patron saint of hospitality.
His bread and ale were always of the best,
Like his wine-cellar, which was unsurpassed.

The turnout of voters matched the number of submissions. One must assume that many players had more momentous events than game deadlines in the past week to occupy their attention. There was a 5-way tie for top score of 3 points: Mike Shefler, John Barrs, Tim Lodge, Judy Madnick and Efrem Mallach. All 5 were natural scores. Of those players, John Barrs is highest in the 5-round rolling scores (with 17+3 = 20). Runner up is Mike Shefler, who comes second-highest in the rolling scores (with 11+3 = 14).

Ryan McGill's ballot arrived some 3 hours after the deadline and his vote for 10 would have given him 2 points. But I only read it when I was on the point of hitting the Send button on this message.
   
  1.  connected
       Submitted by: Ryan McGill who did not vote
       Votes from: Efrem Mallach
       Score: 1

  2.  Obs.  drunk
       Submitted by: John Barrs who voted for: 5 & 11
       Votes from: Tim Lodge, Dan Widdis, Efrem Mallach
       Score: 3

  3.  envisioned; imagined
       Submitted by: Tim Bourne who voted for: 4 & 7
       Votes from: Mike Shefler
       Score: 1

  4.  Law.  convicted by association (with a guilty party)
       Submitted by: Efrem Mallach who voted for: 1 & 11
       Votes from: Tim Bourne, Tim Lodge, Judy Madnick
       Score: 3

  5.  Cornwall.  a parcel of land on the south slope of a hill [origin unknown]
       Submitted by: Dave Cunningham who did not vote
       Votes from: John Barrs
       Score: 1

  6.  one of the three main types of coral reef, distinguished from barrier reefs and atolls in that it has an entirely shallow backreef zone (lagoon) or none at all
       Submitted by: Shani Naylor who voted for: 7 & 8        

  7.  a style of calligraphy characterized by elaborate flourishes above and below the line
       Submitted by: Mike Shefler who voted for: 3 & 8
       Votes from: Tim Bourne, Shani Naylor, Debbie Embler
       Score: 3

  8.  having had tallow and oil applied for dressing leather
       Submitted by: Judy Madnick who voted for: 4 & 9
       Votes from: Mike Shefler, Shani Naylor, Deborah Fein
       Score: 3

  9.  ordained by legislative authority
       Submitted by: Tim Lodge who voted for: 2 & 4
       Votes from: Debbie Embler, Judy Madnick, Deborah Fein
       Score: 3

 10. stocked with wine
       Real definition
       Votes from: Dan Widdis
       Score: D1

 11.  unresolved
       Submitted by: Tony Abell who did not vote
       Votes from: John Barrs
       Score: 1


Player Vote 1 Vote 2

Scores from votes

Guessed correctly

Score Efrem Mallach

1

11

3


3 John Barrs

5

11

3


3 Judy Madnick

4

9

3


3 Mike Shefler

3

8

3


3 Tim Lodge

2

4

3


3 Dan Widdis

2

10

No def

2

2 Dave Cunningham



1


1 Ryan McGill



1


1 Tim Bourne

4

7

1


1 Tony Abell



1


1 Debbie Embler

7

9

No def


0 Deborah Fein

8

9

No def


0 Shani Naylor

7

8

0


0

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Paul Keating
Soustons, Nouvelle Aquitaine, France


 



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