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Old April 12th, 2017, 06:12 PM
Dave Cunningham
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Default [Dixonary] HOBSON-JOBSON defs

Kindly vote for two hereof without recourse to any lexicon, before 5 p.m.
EDT on Friday 14 April 2017. All errors, as always, are the fault of the
dealer, who is anxious to avoid the neurosurgeon.

1. a procrastinator
2. festal excitement
3. lack of choice; pot luck.
4. presented without evidence
5. the use of literal expressions
6. _archaic_ discomposed or rumpled.
7. one who entertains foolish speculations
8. a mélange or mixture of various foods hastily put together; a
potpourri.
9. a false assertion by one person that he or she is someone else,
usually in order to claim an inheritance.
10. 1. a take it or leave it job offer. (see Hobson's choice) 2. a town
cryer or any job using the voice. (deriv. rhyming-slang from Hobson's
choice (1) meaning voice.
11. a programming language used to specify the manner, timing, and other
requirements of execution of a task or set of tasks submitted for
execution, especially in background, on a multitasking computer.
12. a man's tall. collapsible top hat, held open or in shape by springs
and usually covered with a black, silky fabric [named for hat sellers Oscar
Hobson and Henry Jobson, who popularised the style in the 1870s]

Dave

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