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Old November 21st, 2021, 09:56 AM
'Efrem G Mallach' via Dixonary
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Default [Dixonary] Round 3210 WITCHES' KNICKERS results

Folks,

It may not come as a total surprise that Def. 13 combined the real definition with a similar fake. The real meaning is an Irish phrase meaning "plastic bags caught in the branches of trees." I combined it with Tim Lodge's British slang term for "waste paper and other debris blown by the wind and caught on fences or hedges."

I debated long and hard about combining these, I felt that the combined definition, since I was unable to really merge them without losing the essence of one or the other, would smell of a combination that includes the real one. That happened, which didn't surprise me; it got six votes, far outpacing any of the others. (Debbie Embler's ominous clouds were next with four votes, though Alan Mallach's 3+2=5 points made him the runner-up and traditional "winnah.") However, I also felt that leaving them separate would attract the same votes to both, depriving some other players of a vote they might otherwise receive. So, emboldened by the rule that combining is at the dealer's discretion and the axiom "the dealer can do no wrong," I combined them. And that's that.

Full results:

1. six consecutive winning games. From Abell, T. who did not vote. Voted for by: Score: 1.

2. askew, crooked, or out of sorts. From Shepherdson, N. who voted 7, *14*. Voted for by: Mallach, A.; Druce, A. Score: 4.

3. salsify (Tragopogon porrifolius). From Keating, P. who voted 11, *14*. Voted for by: Naylor, S. Score: 3.

4. [Refining, obs.] the almond furnace. From Widdis, D. who voted 5, *14*. Voted for by: None. Score: 2.

5. [Yorks. slang] a violent storm; a squall. From Mallach, A. who voted 2, *14*. Voted for by: Widdis, D.; Embler, D.; Madnick, J. Score: 5.

6. clocks (Cockney rhyming slang, via tickers). From Bourne, T. who voted 8, 11. Voted for by: None. Score: 0.

7. a deliquescent fungus; coprinopsis, also called ink cap. From Barrs, J. who did not vote. Voted for by: Shepherdson, N.; Embler, D.; Naylor, S. Score: 3.

8. pouch-like cloud structures, sometimes very ominous in appearance. From Embler, D. who voted 5, 7. Voted for by: Bourne, T.; Madnick, J.; Shefler, M.; Lodge, T. Score: 4.

9. Slavic fast dance in which dancer squats and kicks out legs alternately. From Madnick, J. who voted 5, 8. Voted for by: None. Score: 0.

10. fermented heads of the king salmon, eaten as a delicacy in Alaska and northern Canada. From Naylor, S. who voted 3, 7. Voted for by: None. Score: 0.

11. curtains used in theaters to conceal rigging, lighting equipment, etc from the audience; also known as masking curtains. From Druce, A. who voted 2, *14*. Voted for by: Keating, P.; Bourne, T. Score: 4.

12. [Folk] the burr of the burdock plant, which inspired the creation of Velcro®, and was said to fasten the aforementioned knickers. From Shefler, M. who voted 8, *14*. Voted for by: None. Score: 2.

13. Plastic bags caught in the branches of trees; by extension, any waste paper and other debris blown by the wind and caught, e.g., on fences or hedges. Combined definition; votes in next two entries below.

(No number) [Ir.] Plastic bags caught in the branches of trees. From Dictionary which could not vote. Voted for by: Shepherdson, N.; Keating, P.; Widdis, D.; Mallach, A.; Druce, A.; Shefler, M. Score: D6.

(No number) [Brit. slang] Waste paper and other debris blown by the wind and caught on fences or hedges. From Lodge, T. who voted 1, 8. Voted for by: Shepherdson, N.; Keating, P.; Widdis, D.; Mallach, A.; Druce, A.; Shefler, M. Score: 6.

As a table:



When I told Tim yesterday that he was nearly certain to be the next dealer, he replied that he'll be out this afternoon (UK time) but hoped to post a new word around 6 pm (also UK time). That's a bit over three hours from now.. Stay tuned.

And I'll jump the gun a bit to wish all our U.S. players a happy Thanksgiving day, as I doubt I'll deal again before then!

Efrem

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