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#101334 - 04/21/03 10:15 PM lant defined  
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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

#101335 - 04/21/03 10:35 PM Re: lant defined  
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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


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

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#101337 - 04/22/03 12:39 AM Re: lant defined  
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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!


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

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#101339 - 04/22/03 06:37 AM Re: lant defined  
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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......


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


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


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


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#101343 - 04/22/03 12:58 PM Re: lant defined  
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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



#101344 - 04/22/03 02:37 PM Re: lant defined  
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For my first try at Hogwarsh (circly-R symbol) I will choose A. Just because it sounds good to me. So.



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#101345 - 04/22/03 03:17 PM Re: lant defined  
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I like N most.

And Vanguard, , I asked the very same circley R question a couple of months back and this is how I learnt to do it from the carpals!
You have to hit Alt and then, while still holding it down, key in 0174 on the RIGHT number pad without a space in between, anywhere; Like this , Voila! I believe tsuwm, called it, automagical! And it truly is! Oh and remember to have Num Lock on; it doesn't work otherwise!


#101346 - 04/22/03 03:28 PM Re: lant defined  
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Alt and then, while still holding it down, key in 0174

unless you're on a mac, then it's option-r





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#101347 - 04/22/03 03:39 PM Re: lant defined  
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Re:I learnt to do it from the carpals!

Maahey, i loved this line....
i am not one to take much notice of the title the BB bestows, since a stranger, can on their first post add excitment to this board.. but i love being a carpel.

it works on several level.. some of us old timer have been known to carp!


#101348 - 04/22/03 03:48 PM Re: lant defined  
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I have to go with H, because there's nothing like fine aged urine to enchance the flavor and potency of a good ale!...I've seen urine cellars full of it.


#101349 - 04/22/03 06:23 PM Re: lant defined  
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...but i love being a carpel.

I don't wonder, of troy! And it is a most descriptive title, isn't it! And what's more, each one of you proud title owners is most deserving of it.

I will probably never have the carpal, but will be more than happy to settle for the carp! (N-nit pick)


#101350 - 04/22/03 08:25 PM Re: lant defined  
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I'll go with K Short, to-the-point, obvious, probably wrong, but:

I don't believe any of these definitions. H was disgusting. I would think drinking urine would kill you. If this turns out to be the correct definition, I would like to know which brands are lanted ale so I can avoid them.


#101351 - 04/22/03 08:51 PM Re: lant defined  
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I would think drinking urine would kill you.

No...urine is sterile...saved many a thirsting soul adrift at sea in lifeboats. And the Tudor cooks used child's urine as a food coloration (guess you didn't see the thread, yet).


#101352 - 04/22/03 09:54 PM Re: lant defined  
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and Urea, or urik acid, a component of urine, is commonly found in hand/face creams and cosmetics..check the ingredients of your favorite moisturizer.
nowdays, urea is created in lab, but originally...


#101353 - 04/22/03 09:57 PM Re: lant defined  
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>urine is sterile

*normal urine is sterile, but urine may become infected with bacteria. drink up fast!


#101354 - 04/22/03 10:03 PM Re: lant defined  
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- and urine was an important component of the dyeing process - used as a mordant snce ancient times. I am led to believe that the Aztecs had public conveniences along the causeway from Mexico City to the mainland, and that people came out in boats to empty the contents thereof to use for just that purpose.

Sterility of urine was well-known in the ancient world, also. Wounds sustained in battle or whilst hunting were sterilised by pee-ing onto them. It is, of course, only sterile whilst abolutely fresh - urine attracts bacteria pretty swiftly [eek]



#101355 - 04/22/03 11:25 PM Re: lant defined  
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And now for something completely different...AWAD's first Pee-rusal of Pee!


#101356 - 04/23/03 12:26 AM don't you just love organic chemistry?  
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RE:and urine was an important component of the dyeing process - used as a mordant snce ancient times.

actually, i think it it ammonia that is used, and urine will quickly become ammonia compounds as it oxidizes. it is critical for indigo, and the only mordant that yeilds the true blue.
fresh urine, brought to a simmer, is excellent for washing woolens. i remember my nana using... my mother used woolite.(but then, she didn't have a store of left over chamber pots as Nana did. Nana (in council housing) had indoor plumbing, but always worried about the "drains" and keep some chamber pots.)
Michael Criton, in his book "Eaters of the Dead" (the adventures of a arabian prince who visits the Viking north of the 13th century) comments on the viking use of collected urine to wash/bleach white the wooden floors of the houses. (and yes, ammonia will bleach or "pickle" wood, giving it a white tone,and a smooth finish)

don't you just love organic chemistry?


#101357 - 04/23/03 01:25 AM Re: lant defined  
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...and now back to our regularly scheduled Hogwash ...

I'm easily swayed by public opinion -- therefore I'll take J.

Hi Sheepishlion!


#101358 - 04/23/03 02:36 AM Re: lant defined  
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I think I like E and that's my vote but A, J and M certainly are appealing, aren't they?


#101359 - 04/23/03 03:19 AM Re: lant defined  
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In reply to:

I would think drinking urine would kill you.


Didn't Ghandi drink his own urine in the mornings as a tonic?

Edit for spelling: Gandhi
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#101360 - 04/23/03 03:59 AM Re: lant defined  
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>Alt and then, while still holding it down, key in 0174
unless you're on a mac, then it's option-r<

And isn't it wonderful to be able to do a simple thing
with one or two simple keystrokes?!

Mac Lover Ruby


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I was sure this was going to be connected with combing wool, but there is nothing remotely connected with wool (unless you count nit picking). So its B for me.


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one or two simple keystrokes

ÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞ


#101363 - 04/23/03 11:38 AM Re: urine again  
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Back to urine:

OK. So you all say it's safe to drink--you bunch of lanter lauders.

But tell me about salt petre and sodium nitrate production. Is it the urine (bat, chicken, whatever) that eventually will lead to production of gun powder--or is it the fecal matter?


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It was guano that was used for gunpowder, and just guessing here, it was the urine, since ammonia (a nitrogen based compound) is a by product of oxidated urine.
as pointed out before, (thank you Dr.bill!) birds urine which is white, contains a different compound of urine, than most other animals. maybe that is what makes the difference..

crossing thread, i learned all of my organic chemistry from issac asimov's World of Carbon and World of Nitrogen-- two excellent books that are easily readable, and make chemistry fun!( but since there were no labs-- i find i have to go back and read the volumes again every once in a while. i don't do organic chemistry, and the detail blur with time.)


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Following the thorny path again, faldage?



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your point?



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#101367 - 04/23/03 01:22 PM Re: as the thorn turns...  
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your point?

Exactly.


#101368 - 04/23/03 01:30 PM Re: lant defined  
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I'm losing track 'midst all the micturation, but I think I still need votes from Jackie, ASp and Capfka before I can put an end to this round (not to say that this will end the attendant epistemology).


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- cut and paste from Font Explorer
- using key combination: & # 222 ;

just testing. this is getting thorny. I know we've been all through this before, but I'm using a new browser, and switching from Western to Unicode makes the thorns disappear...

sorry, tsuwm...

the character code thorn shows whether I'm viewing in Western or Unicode, the pasted thorn disappears in Unicode... [second edit-now they both disappeared]

why should I care...


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#101370 - 04/23/03 01:40 PM Re: as the thorn turns...  
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The key combo is 6 strokes versus 5 (counting the ALT, which is no different that a shift so hardly counts) for the PC standard. I don't know off hand how convenient the C&P from the Font Explorer is. Plus it keeps coming up as <THORN> on the Mac at home. So remember, I use both so I'm unbiased.

And I go along with Dave Barry's observation that the Windows machines outsold the Macs because it's easier to win at PC solitaire.


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Just for giggles, and because I have nothing whatsoever to go on <ahem>, I'll go along with sjm and vote for B


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Following the thorny path again, faldage?

No, no...drop the "t" from the 3rd word.




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Love h. Gotta go with that, don'I?


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