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#183920 - 03/25/09 07:45 PM Re: centre of gravitas [Re: tsuwm]
PastorVon Offline
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Originally Posted By: tsuwm
mathematicaster = adder who can't sum

(my others were even worse)



Might it be an adder that cannot fish; or an adder that will not strike? But, then you have another portmanteau -- is that right? Can a portmanteau be a word with two utterly different meanings?


Edited by PastorVon (03/25/09 07:46 PM)
Edit Reason: word left out

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#183924 - 03/25/09 10:47 PM Re: centre of gravitas [Re: PastorVon]
tsuwm Offline
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>Might it be an adder that cannot fish; or an adder that will not strike?

but those wouldn't qualify, now would they. (15-letter def'ns for 15-letter words)

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