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Old June 17th, 2020, 04:38 PM
Tim Lodge
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Default [Dixonary] Round 3081 LAIRWITE Defs - Vote Now!

Here we have 14 creative defs of the word LAIRWITE, only one of which came
from my dictionary. Please vote for your two favourites by public reply to
this message, before the deadline of:

10:00 BST on Friday 19th June, which is:
11:00 CET
09:00 GMT/UTC
5:00 AM EDT
2:00 AM PDT
21:00 NZST in New Zealand

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

-- Tim L

*** LAIRWITE ***

1. a recluse or hermit.

2. a bad or tasteless joke.

3. to work in a haphazardly manner.

4. a type of vetch, _Vicia ervilia_.

5. a small Eurasian finch having streaked brown plumage.

6. a fine for fornication or adultery, esp. with a bondwoman.

7. in saxon legend, a lesser genius loci with a malevolent bent.

8. an armorer specializing in bludgeoning weapons such as maces.

9. the raw skin of a sheep or goat, stripped and ready for tanning.

10. a type of parasitic insect found in the dens of hibernating mammals.

11. [Obs] a wife beater; also LAIRWIGHT [OE common law: literally _a home
troll_]

12. (var. Lairwight or Laerwight) a small mischievous and sometimes
malevolent creature in Celtic mythology.

13. the northern shrike (_Lanius borealis_) noted for its piercing cry
("lair-WITE, lair-WITE") repeated two or three times.

14. a shark of the genus _Lamna_, especially _L. nasus_, a large,
voracious species of the North Atlantic and North Pacific oceans.

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