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Old October 21st, 2021, 07:53 PM
Paul Keating
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Default [Dixonary] Round 3204: FARL [Results]

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The dictionary definition
<https://www.oed.com/view/Entry/68234?rskey=GlTbOv&result=1&isAdvanced=false&p=ema ilAQoMWNYOiqErs&d=68234>in
this round was

7. Scottish.Originally, the fourth part of a thin cake made either of
flour or oatmeal; now applied to a cake of similar kind and size,
whether quadrant-shaped or not [contraction for fardel, representing Old
English fēorða dǣl‘fourth part’].

I chose it because of the way the author let the etymology leak into the
definition, an elaborate example of the form sense A, hence sense B,
common in Johnson 1755, but close to absent in the OED from the letter M
onwards. (There is a good reason for that: you may not say hence,even
though it might seem obvious, unless you have a citation that confirms
it: instead you leave the reader to draw the same obvious but
unsupported conclusion.) Though that offended my no doubt purist taste,
it did not bother the sevenplayers who voted for it.

The winner of the round was Mike Shefler, whose def

12. To store rope in coils, tied about the middle.

earned 3 votes (plus 2 for guessing correctly), tying with Tim Lodge’s
similarly unnatural score of 5 for the def

13. To turn on the spot; to spin round.

But Mike was 2 points ahead in the rolling scores and so Tim gets off
the hook.

This was also a round where every single player scored at least one point.

 1. A hexagonal paving tile or stone.

Submitted by: Efrem Mallach who voted for: 6 & 7

Vote from: Nancy Shepherdson

Score: 1+2=3

 2. A tangle, said of hair; a rat’s nest.

Submitted by: Nancy Shepherdson who voted for: 1 & 10

Vote from: Debbie Embler

Score: 1

 3. A medieval Scandinavian chieftain or nobleman.

Submitted by: Judy Madnick who voted for: 5 & 8

Vote from: Tim Bourne

Score: 1

 4. A sensory organ that guides food into the mouth of an insect.

Submitted by: Debbie Embler who voted for: 2 & 12

Votes from: Deborah Fein, Mike Shefler

Score: 2

 5. The senior earl in in a country who represents the king if he is abroad.

Submitted by: John Barrs (DQ)

Vote from: Judy Madnick

Score: 1

 6. The outermost of three layers of cereal bran left over after
processing of Nigerian fermented grain, used for animal feed.

Submitted by: Deborah Fein who voted for: 4 & 7

Vote from: Efrem Mallach

Score: 1+2=3

 7. Scottish.Originally, the fourth part of a thin cake made either of
flour or oatmeal; now applied to a cake of similar kind and size,
whether quadrant-shaped or not [contraction for fardel, representing Old
English fēorða dǣl‘fourth part’].

Real definition from the
OED<https://www.oed.com/view/Entry/68234?rskey=GlTbOv&result=1&isAdvanced=false&p=ema ilAQoMWNYOiqErs&d=68234>

Votes from: Tony Abell, Ann Druce, Deborah Fein, Tim Lodge, Efrem
Mallach, Mike Shefler, Dan Widdis

Score: D7

 8. In medieval times, a tenant farmer with specific rights; a medieval
lord could not evict a farl nor hire labour to replace him without legal
cause.

Submitted by: Tim Bourne who voted for: 3 & 13

Vote from: Judy Madnick

Score: 1

 9. A musical stringed instrument, similar in form to a guitar. It is
now obsolete.

Submitted by: Dan Widdis who voted for: 7 & 10

Vote from: Shani Naylor

Score: 1+2=3

10. The first distillation of a fermented mash in the making of whiskey.

Submitted by: Shani Naylor who voted for: 9 & 13

Votes from: Nancy Shepherdson, Dan Widdis

Score: 2

11. High protein grain often used in Caribbean cuisine.

Submitted by: Ann Druce who voted for: 7 & 13

Score: 0+2=2

12. To store rope in coils, tied about the middle.

Submitted by: Mike Shefler who voted for: 4 & 7

Votes from: Tony Abell, Debbie Embler, Tim Lodge

Score: 3+2=5

13. To turn on the spot; to spin round.

Submitted by: Tim Lodge who voted for: 7 & 12

Votes from: Tim Bourne, Ann Druce, Shani Naylor

Score: 3+2=5


Player



Vote 1



Vote 2



Definition



Scores from votes



Guessed correctly



Total Score

Mike Shefler



4



7



12



3



2



5

Tim Lodge



7



12



13



3



2



5

Efrem Mallach



6



7



1



1



2



3

Dan Widdis



7



10



9



1



2



3

Deborah Fein



4



7



6



1



2



3

Debbie Embler



2



12



4



2



0



2

Shani Naylor



9



13



10



2



0



2

Ann Druce



7



13



11



0



2



2

Tony Abell



7



12





2



2

Judy Madnick



5



8



3



1



0



1

John Barrs



DQ



5



1



0



1

Tim Bourne



3



13



8



1



0



1

Nancy Shepherdson



1



10



2



1



0



1


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Soustons, Nouvelle Aquitaine, France

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