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#214652 - 04/07/14 04:43 PM Re: The AWAD today is BELFRY [Re: Tromboniator]
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Well...I certaintly can't top that. How about you, Wofadoc? smile
Edit: You are a sly one Mister Wolf. laugh

O'well, I'll try to obfuscate an answer with geometric razzle dazzle and a bend in our rules.

BELFROM?- is the question Sir Issic Newton asked, namely,
When a bell swings to and fro which comes first...the to, or the fro?.
Then two hundred years later Einstein answered his question... Mark the bell with a X on one side and pull the rope if the bell strikes the X that is the "Belto" and it comes first. The walk around to opposite side and ring the bell. See? Now the "Belfro" comes first. The words "Belto" and "belfro" are relative to where you stand. It's the Coriolis Effect. smirk

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#214657 - 04/07/14 09:56 PM If you can't top 'em, like 'em! [Re: jenny jenny]
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I like BELFRO !

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#214660 - 04/08/14 08:39 AM Re: If you can't top 'em, like 'em! [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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AMBAGE

PRONUNCIATION: (AM-bij)

MEANING: noun: Ambiguity; circumlocution.

ETYMOLOGY: From Middle English ambages (equivocation), taken as a plural and the singular ambage coined from it. From Latin ambages, from ambi- (both, around) + agere (to drive). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ag- (to drive, draw, or move), which also gave us act, agent, agitate, litigate, synagogue, ambassador, agonistes, axiomatic, cogent, incogitant, exigent, exiguous, intransigent. Earliest documented use: 1374.

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AMBADGE - your prize for getting up in the morning

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#214666 - 04/08/14 11:40 AM Re: If you can't top 'em, like 'em! [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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smile smile smile And top of the morning back atcha.

I don't get no badge 'cause I got...

AMRAGE - to curse the rise of the morning sun. Grrr... mad

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#214667 - 04/08/14 11:48 AM Re: If you can't top 'em, like 'em! [Re: jenny jenny]
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AMBAG The small handbag QE2 carries to hold the
safety pin should she need it.
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----please, draw me a sheep----

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#214674 - 04/09/14 11:14 AM ARRANT for Today. [Re: LukeJavan8]
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arrant

PRONUNCIATION: (AR-uhnt)

MEANING:
adjective: Complete; thorough.

ETYMOLOGY:
Here's a word that has had both its spelling and meaning bent out of shape from use. It's a variant of errant (wandering). Earlier the word was used in the sense of wandering or vagrant, for example, an arrant thief or an arrant knave. Over time the word began to be taken as an intensifier so an arrant fool was no longer a vagrant fool, but a complete fool.
Via French, from Latin iterare (to journey), from iter (journey). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ei- (to go), which is also the ancestor of words such as exit, transit, circuit, itinerary, obituary, and adit. Earliest documented use: 1386.
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ARRRANT - a full monty pirate

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#214675 - 04/09/14 11:29 AM Re: ARRANT for Today. [Re: jenny jenny]
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PARRANT the Queen in the hive.
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#214676 - 04/09/14 12:21 PM Re: ARRANT for Today. [Re: LukeJavan8]
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CARRANT - a mild form of road rage

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#214677 - 04/09/14 07:12 PM Re: ARRANT for Today. [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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A R T A N T - small asian paintings of pastorial scenes on a single piece of rice.

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#214680 - 04/09/14 09:54 PM Haikant ? [Re: jenny jenny]
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Originally Posted By: jenny jenny

A R T A N T - small asian paintings of pastorial scenes on a single piece of rice.


Ah, so. That has 17 tiny images, no doubt, grouped into sets of 5, 7, and 5 ? ;-)

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