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#203521 - 11/27/11 12:54 PM INCUNABULUM :- DAFFYNITIONS
Rhubarb Commando Offline
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INCUNABULUM,
Daffynitions

a) A gland in the brain that secretes an enzyme that promotes long-term memory retention, so called from its resemblance to a rabbit's head with two long protrusions resembling the ears.

b) an avatar

c) From L. cunae 'cradle' and bulum, 'instrument'. A classical orchestra formed of child prodigies.

d) a mechanical device in a clockwork that maintains the swinging of the pendulum

e) A single character in ancient Sumerian, Akkadian, Assyrian, Babylonian, or Persian writing.

f) A book printed during the earliest period of typography (i.e., from the 1450s to 1501).

g) A shallow depression in shoreline rock that has been eroded away by wind and wave action.

All y'all have 'nother week to get your votes in. (i.e., by 12 noon US EST next Sunday, Dec 4th

ANYONE can vote, whether you have entered a daffynition or not. Best to vote by PM, please - all names revealed after the final count)

Points awarded, as usual, at the whim of the Hogmaster - bribes in cash only, please.



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#203523 - 11/27/11 04:10 PM Re: INCUNABULUM :- DAFFYNITIONS [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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from a disinterested bysitter:

>Best to vote by PM..

this is very much a departure from the norm.. your reasoning?!


(we always thought inline/online voting added to the fun - as long as it didn't get into overly critical analysis. again, some moderation (also by the moderator) may be required.)

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#203524 - 11/27/11 04:30 PM Re: INCUNABULUM :- DAFFYNITIONS [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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yeah, I think we should just throw down the letter, but I'll wait until the master decides.
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#203525 - 11/27/11 06:03 PM Re: INCUNABULUM :- DAFFYNITIONS [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
Rhubarb Commando Offline
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OK - I shall be guided by those more versed in the mores of this game - open voting on this thrread, please!
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#203527 - 11/27/11 07:53 PM Re: INCUNABULUM :- DAFFYNITIONS [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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F it is!
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#203532 - 11/28/11 04:07 AM Re: INCUNABULUM :- DAFFYNITIONS [Re: tsuwm]
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Originally Posted By: tsuwm
from a disinterested bysitter:

>(we always thought inline/online voting added to the fun - as long as it didn't get into overly critical analysis. again, some moderation (also by the moderator) may be required.)
Thanks very much for your disinterested advise. Quite right.

I have difficulties making a choice between the probablies and the funnies. (time..time)

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#203534 - 11/28/11 05:42 AM Re: INCUNABULUM :- DAFFYNITIONS [Re: BranShea]
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Originally Posted By: BranShea
[quote=tsuwm]from a disinterested bysitter:

I have difficulties making a choice between the probablies and the funnies. (time..time)


Well, time you do have, in limited quantity, Bran - until next Sunday at 12 noon Eastern Standard Time (which is 5 pm for me!) smile
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#203536 - 11/28/11 09:08 AM Stop the Presses! [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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I like D for plausibility.

But the deep recesses of my brain (such as they are) say the real answer is F. Early printed works. VERY early.

I vote for F. Honorable mention for D.

(Recall one and all that public analysis of choices is like as not designed as a bluff, to conceal and/or to mislead...)

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#203540 - 11/28/11 01:51 PM Re: Stop the Presses! [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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It's the avatar of a component of a mechanical apparatus, (designed by child prodigies), that measures, among other things, the dimensions of rabbit brains, the depth of shoreline depressions and the proportions of the typographical characters that are used to replicate ancient documents from the Fertile Crescent. I canít remember which just now. Too much turkey has further muddled my thinking.

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#203541 - 11/28/11 02:43 PM Re: Stop the Presses! [Re: Owlbow]
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Honorable mention for Owlbow.

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