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lant defined #101334
04/21/03 10:15 PM
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this too shall pass
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choose one:

a) to walk bent into the wind

b) to control the flow of water in a sluice by means of a sluicegate; to send down a sluice, as of logs

c) Western Canadian variant of to rant: to complain, to whinge, to kvetch

d) to flatten one's self against the wall in an attempt to make oneself as invisible as possible

e) to rusticate, to remove oneself to the country, to lead a rural life; from Swedish lantlig -- rural, rustic

f) to speak forcefully with the sole aim of winning people to one point of view; may not necessarily be concerned with truth

g) to show courtesy to a woman (modern slang, a shortening of "gallant," used as a verb)

h) to mingle ale with stale urine to make it strong

i) to dance and frolick; to party: as on the village green on May Day or at harvest-home

j) in chemistry, to introduce a miniscule portion of an ingredient to a formula (i.e. add arsenic to lant); a pinch

k) to transmit a message to all members of a Local Area Network (LAN)

l) to be suspicious of something, i.e. to find it fishy

m) the usual word for to vomit before the more medical "vomit" and euphemistic "be sick" edged it out in the late 18th/early 19th century

n) to search for and over-emphasize trivial errors: nitpick [obs]

edit: entries from ASp, dxb, W-O'N, Wordwind, Bingley, consuelo, RubyRed, Coffeebean, wofa, Jackie, RC, Capfka & ron obvious; plus the obligatory big and/or old dictionary

Re: lant defined #101335
04/21/03 10:35 PM
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Since I haven't got a whelk's chance in a supernova of getting it right, I shall rush in etc. B


Re: lant defined #101336
04/21/03 10:48 PM
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ooh, so many good choices! I shall pick...

j



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Re: lant defined #101337
04/22/03 12:39 AM
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...and was H supposed to make stronger ale or stronger urine?

I'll reject the ones that are somehow distortions of "slant" or "rant" or "land"

Sluice? Frolick? Sluice? Frolick? I'll choose play over work - I it is!


Re: lant defined #101338
04/22/03 03:55 AM
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I do like a good frolic, so I.

Bingley


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Re: lant defined #101339
04/22/03 06:37 AM
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I like B for sluicing.....but then I like N for the nitpicking error searching.......awww shucks, I hate decisions. Then, again, it is
probably neither one, so does it really matter whether I choose B or N? Nope. So, N it is......


lant #101340
04/22/03 06:49 AM
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I like J too.


Re: lant defined #101341
04/22/03 10:11 AM
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I don't care what anyone says; I like A. It just tastes right.


Re: lant defined #101342
04/22/03 10:17 AM
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i like D, G & L.. that's why i'll take M


the most important is to be logical :))

Re: lant defined #101343
04/22/03 12:58 PM
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I wish it were N - we need a new faldagian epithet! but it doesn't feel quite right. H, I, and M all have a 'good' feel to them but, on the whole, I think that sjm has got it right this time (for the second time, I think?)
So - - I'll go for B



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