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Old June 9th, 2018, 09:03 PM
Efrem G Mallach
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Default [Dixonary] Round 2899 Results: GLUME

Fellow players,

Nancy Shepherdson jumped out to an early lead, with the first three voters all voting for her Northumberland coal dust, and held on to win with a score of 4. Second place and traditional "winnah" honors go to Tony Abell who scored 3 for his tree frog slime. His was the only vote for the correct definition, #13: one of two membranous bracts near the base of a spikelet. I don't understand it either. John Barrs does, though, since his graduate research was on grasses. He was DQ.

Full results:

1. [Fr.] a potter's wheel. From McGill, R. who did not vote. Voted for by: Cunningham, D.; Lodge, T. Score: 2.

2. grease or other lubricant. From Abell, T. who voted 5, *13*. Voted for by: Shefler, M. Score: 3.

3. [obs.] slime, esp. of tree frogs. From Cunningham, D. who voted 1, 9. Voted for by: Shefler, M.; Widdis, D. Score: 2.

4. an edible, mild-flavored seaweed. From Carson, C. who did not vote. Voted for by: None. Score: 0.

5. a portent of fortune: good or ill. From Hale, K. who voted 6, 14. Voted for by: Abell, T.; Dixon, S. Score: 2.

6. rough fragments of wood; splinters. From Stevens, G. who voted 10, 15. Voted for by: Hale, K. Score: 1.

7. a hot spiced wine drink of Scandinavia. From Lodge, T. who voted 1, 14. Voted for by: None. Score: 0.

8. supporting structure for a polyp colony. From Madnick, J. who voted *13*, 14. Voted for by: None. Score: 2.

9. twisted out of shape (said chiefly of trees). From Naylor, S. who voted 12, 15. Voted for by: Cunningham, D.; Widdis, D. Score: 2.

10. a collection of parishes ministered to by one vicar. From Barrs, J. who was DQ. Voted for by: Stevens, G. Score: 1.

11. a rubber-coated pad mounted on the cylinder of an offset press. From Dixon, S. who voted 5, 14. Voted for by: None. Score: 0.

12. a swivel pole on a cart that attaches to a yoke or collar harness. From Shefler, M. who voted 2, 3. Voted for by: Naylor, S. Score: 1.

13. one of a pair of dry membranous bracts at the base of the spikelet of grasses. From Dictionary who did not vote. Voted for by: Abell, T.; Madnick, J. Score: 2.

14. [Northumberland dialect] coal dust, such as covered miners’ bodies after a day in the pits. From Shepherdson, N. who did not vote. Voted for by: Hale, K.; Lodge, T.; Madnick, J.; Dixon, S. Score: 4.

15. [arch.] the space between the cusps in Gothic architecture; a rounded or leaflike ornament, in windows, niches, etc. From Widdis, D. who voted 3, 9. Voted for by: Stevens, G.; Naylor, S. Score: 2.

Over to you, Nancy!

Efrem

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