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09/23/18 01:25 AM
Artists who show work sell many things (7)
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09/23/18 12:13 AM

A > I

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09/21/18 07:06 PM



1. A pledge: something offered as a guarantee.
2. Something thrown down as a symbol of a challenge to fight. (See also: gauntlet)
verb tr.:
To offer something as a guarantee of good faith.
Origin: From Old French g(u)age (to wage, gage), of Germanic origin. The Germanic w sound became g or gu in some French dialects. That’s the reason we have the doublets such as wage/gage, warranty/guarantee, ward/guard (also reward/regard), warden/guardian, war/guerre, and William/Guillaume. Earliest documented use: 14th century.

1. An instrument or criterion for measuring or testing.
2. The thickness or size of something. For example, diameter of a gun barrel, thickness of sheet metal, distance between the rails of a railroad track.
verb tr.: To measure or estimate.
Origin: From Old French gauge, or unknown origin. Earliest documented use: 1444.

Any of the varieties of plum, such as the greengage.
Origin: After William Gage, botanist who brought it to England from France. Earliest documented use: 1718.

GANGE - one river in India. Its source is in the North in the Himalayas near the border with Tibet, flows mainly from West to East and through Bangladesh before emptying into the Bay of Bengal

GRAGE - where you pahk the cah

GAGLE - a colection of gese
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Wordplay and fun
09/15/18 03:04 AM
When Wellington won Waterloo
By vanquishing Bonaparte's crew,
The weeping was drowned
By a great cheering sound.
They made him Prime Minister too.

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09/07/18 01:10 AM

After early 1500 postings, maybe it's time to simplilfy the reloading process. Continued here.
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09/03/18 02:53 AM
Sigodlin is a regional expression. Antigodlin is its equivalent in the South and West.

Origin and Etymology of antigodlin according to Merriam-Webster:

anti- + -godlin, -goglin, probably variants of goggling, present participle of “goggle” (in the now archaic sense “look obliquely, (of the eyes) take an oblique position”)
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09/02/18 12:20 AM
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08/28/18 12:52 AM
Luke, I got to play Don Quixote in [i]Man of La Mancha/i] in 1986. My wife is thinking of directing it for production in the fall of 2019, so we watched the movie just last week, to get reacquainted with it. A few of the lines, and most of the songs, were still familiar to me.

Quixotic is also the name of a phenomenal performing troupe, subtitled "Cirque Nouveau", based in Kansas City but performing all over the place. Strong similarities, I suppose, with Cirque Du Soleil, but very much their own brand, with lots of lights and special effects, rhythm, original music, dance (and aerial dance!), acrobatics, costumes, and masks. Maybe not everybody's cup of tea (I happen to love it), but there's no doubting the excellence of the execution. Yes, I have a bias, as the executive producer is the son of one of my college friends,and a friend in his own right, and he got his start in technical theater right here in our own little Alaskan theater. I urge you to check them out if you have the opportunity.
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