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Old April 8th, 2017, 10:02 AM
Daniel Widdis
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Default [Dixonary] Round 2793: NINETY-KNOT Vote

I’ve collected a dozen definitions for NINETY-KNOT, one of which comes from a dictionary.

Please vote for two, by public reply to this message, in the next thirty-two hours: by 4pm PDT / 8pm EDT / 23:00 UTC on Sunday April 9.* That’s midnight BST and on Monday April 10 at 1am CEST, 10am AEST, and noon NZST.

1. a preliminary award to the Eagle Scout, given by the Boy Scouts of America, signifying significant progress toward that goal.

2. a high-quality Persian rug, based on the number of knots within a distance equal to the width of the weaver's fist.

3. An embroidery tool, used for stitching sequins on hard to reach areas

4. Speedboat rated at 100 miles per hour. [90 knots]

5. joc. a rum drink. See hurricane, 8.

6. a storm trysail.

7. Expensive or luxurious.

8. A plant, Polygonum aviculare. See knot-grass, 1.

9. a synchronized swimming routine involving a team of 8 swimmers.

10. Naval sl. an officer who wins accelerated promotion by favour or influence.

11. A brittle toffee with a chocolate coating, sold in lumps (orig. a brand name of confectionery supplied to the navy).

12. any one of the best knots from the three primary knot categories: Loop Knots (make a loop in the rope), Bends (rope to rope knots) and Hitches (rope to object knots).

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