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Old January 17th, 2022, 04:31 PM
Efrem G Mallach
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Default [Dixonary] Round 3224 ENS results

Ens is def. 7: a philosophical term meaning "an entity or being; an existing thing, as opposed to a quality or attribute." Many people saw a similarity with John Barrs's def. 9, another philosophical term meaning "the essential essence of a thing. Similar to the id in a conscious being, this applies to things that cannot have a personality." The two are from the same domain and contain similar words, but careful reading shows that they could not possibly have been combined. The true definition refers to a thing; John's, to a characteristic of a thing. Those who voted the 7-9 combo on the grounds that they could have been combined should give themselves ten lashes with a wet noodle for superficial reading and resolve to read more carefully in the future.

That said, John's essential essence got 8 votes - the same as the real definition - and earned him the next deal. Mike Shefler, whose def. 4 (a feeling of lightheartedness or frivolity) received 4 votes and who also voted for #7, had 6 points to place him in the coveted runner-up spot. Six of the ten submitted definitions received no votes at all, which may be a high though it isn't one I particularly covet.

Full results:

1. acronym for "enough said." From Madnick, J. who voted *7*, 9. Voted for by: None. Score: 2.

2. [Scot.] wily; sly; artful; cunning. From Lodge, T. who voted *7*, 9. Voted for by: None. Score: 2.

3. foul matter, esp. that secreted in the eye. From Naylor, S. who voted 4, 10. Voted for by: None. Score: 0.

4. a feeling of lightheartedness or frivolity. From Shefler, M. who voted *7*, 9. Voted for by: Naylor, S.; Druce, A.; Barrs, J.; Abell, T. Score: 6.

5. butter made from yak milk, also known as su oil. From Druce, A. who voted 4, 9. Voted for by: None. Score: 0.

6. the lengthy middle toe of the extinct Mylodon sloth. From Fein, D. who voted *7*, 9. Voted for by: None. Score: 2.

7. [Philos.] an entity or being; an existing thing, as opposed to a quality or attribute. From Dictionary which could not vote. Voted for by: Madnick, J.; Lodge, T.; Shefler, M.; Fein, D.; Embler, D.; Widdis, D.; Bourne, T.; Shepherdson, N. Score: D8.

8. an essential oil extracted from berries by either steam distillation or using supercritical carbon dioxide. From Embler, D. who voted *7*, 11. Voted for by: None. Score: 2.

9. [Philos.] The essential essence of a thing. Similar to the id in a conscious being, this applies to things that cannot have a personality. From Barrs, J. who voted 4, 10. Voted for by: Madnick, J.; Lodge, T.; Shefler, M.; Druce, A.; Fein, D.; Widdis, D.; Bourne, T.; Shepherdson, N. Score: 8.

10. the reach and positiveness with which a person can remember; the strength and trustworthiness of one's power to reach and represent or to recall the past. From Widdis, D. who voted *7*, 9. Voted for by: Naylor, S.; Barrs, J.; Abell, T. Score: 5.

11. a small duchy in Central Europe, part of the Holy Roman Empire, and subject to the Electorate (later Kingdom) of Saxony after the Peace of Westphalia. Today part of the Czech Republic. From Mallach, A. who did not vote. Voted for by: Embler, D. Score: 1.

No definition from Abell, T. who voted 4, 10. Voted for by: N/A. Score: 0.

No definition from Bourne, T. who voted *7*, 9. Voted for by: N/A. Score: 2..

No definition from Shepherdson, N. who voted *7*, 9. Voted for by: N/A. Score: 2.

As a table:



It's all yours, John!

Efrem

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