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Old February 16th, 2021, 06:56 AM
Tim Lodge
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Default [Dixonary] Round 3143 SYSSITIA Defs - Vote Now!

Here we have 13 imaginative defs of the word SYSSITIA, only one of which
comes from my dictionary. Please vote for your two favourites by public
reply to this message before the deadline, which is:

21:00 UTC/GMT on Wednesday 17th February in London
22:00 CET in France and the Netherlands
4:00 PM EST in New York
1:00 PM PST in California
10:00 NZDT on Thursday 18th in New Zealand

New players are welcome - just don't look up the word until after you've
voted.

-- Tim L

*** SYSSITIA ***

1. meals eaten together in public.

2. an unusual tenderness in a horse's hoof.

3. _*Linguistics*_ (F. de Saussure). collocation.

4. the rate of fermentation times the rate of expansion of gases .

5. [Bot.] galls caused by partial or complete blockage of the phloem.

6. a web of connective tissue that holds the large intestine in place.

7. [Anat.] An unusual labial malformation appearing as the letter “S”.

8. the lightheaded, tingling sensation induced by inhalation of nitrous
oxide.

9. (Com.) various small textile articles, as tapes, braid, tringe, and
the like.

10. a trailing purple-flowered plant native to European mountains but
widely planted in rock gardens.

11. a translucent gelatinous mass found on the ground, vegetation, etc.,
generally comprised of colonies of cyanobacteria.

12. a Greek settlement in Asia Minor founded c.580 BCE, near the modern
Turkish city of Manavgat. Absorbed into the Persian Empire, it was
abandoned c. 250 BCE.

13. a genus of about 40 species of spiny shrubs and small trees in the
buckthorn family, Rhamnaceae, distributed in warm-temperate and subtropical
regions throughout the world.

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