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Old December 2nd, 2021, 11:38 PM
nancygoat
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Default [Dixonary] Round 3213 LOTIUM Defs - Vote Now!

3 and 7 for me.
Nancy

On Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 4:32:52 AM UTC-6 Tim Lodge wrote:

> Here we have 13 defs of the word LOTIUM, 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 Friday 3rd December in London
> 22:00 CET in France and the Netherlands
> 4:00 PM EDT in New York
> 1:00 PM PDT in California
> 10:00 NZST on Thursady 25th in New Zealand
>
> New players are welcome - just don't look up the word until after you've
> voted.
>
> -- Tim L
>
> *** LOTIUM ***
>
> 1. Ennui.
> 2. An undressing room in a Roman bathhouse.
> 3. The topmost molding of a classical cornice.
> 4. Stale urine used by barbers as a hair lotion.
> 5. Early painkiller derived from the opium poppy.
> 6. Metallic deposits often causing imperfections in gemstones like
> jade.
> 7. A base metal made from lead, nickel and zinc, used as a flux in
> soldering.
> 8. A Roman herbal poultice used for cosmetic and medical purposes;
> poss. origin of modern *Lotion *
> 9. (*Bacteriol.*) A culture made by inoculating a solid medium, as
> gelatin, with the puncture of a needle or wire.
> 10. Human urine used as a mordant to set colours in tweed cloth and
> make them fast and not run if the tweed gets wet.
> 11. *Medicine*. Now *rare*. The act of stretching (extending the
> limbs and neck), as a manifestation of weariness, a sign of disease, etc.
> In later use also: yawning.
> 12. One of the new elements added to the periodic table in 2016,
> atomic number 114. Lotium is a highly radioactive metal, of which only a
> few atoms have ever been made.
> 13. The supposed psychotropic component of the (not botanically
> identified) plant consumed by the lotus-eaters of Greek mythology and later
> writers (e.g., Tennyson), which leads them into sleep and apathy.
>
>
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