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#140097 02/25/05 10:17 PM
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The mountain is heating up today! Here's the latest report from the observation post at the crater:

"Atmospheric conditions this morning are helping produce a strong steam plume that is rising above the volcano. Rockfalls from the dome continue and cause occasional plumes of ash, some of which rise above the rim. As the dome grows, such events are to be expected. When valley fog clears sufficiently, a crew will head out to measure volcanic gases. A GPS package on the bulging east arm of the glacier continues its rapid (4 feet per day) trek northward."




#140098 02/27/05 10:07 AM
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Well, I'm still wondering. Had anyone here ever heard the usage of 'to whelm' that I pasted last week:

to turn (as a dish or vessel) upside down usually to cover something

In what sort of recipe would this maneuver be used?


#140099 02/27/05 12:02 PM
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Whell, there's always whelk to whelm.

Sorry, I can't whelp it.

Ouch. Stop that, Jackie. That's gonna leave whelts!



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<<still wondering>>

I'd never heard of the usage you found, but I love it, because I do it all the time. Say you have chop and mince different ingredients to be added separately to the dish. You prepare the ingredients and cover them with a bowl to keep the cockroaches out...er, keep them fresh. But -- do you 'whelm the bowl' or 'whelm the ingredients,' or do you 'whelm the bowl' but 'overwhelm' the ingredients?'


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