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#149388 - 10/26/05 01:32 AM Gong farmer defined Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 11,613 Jackie
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Thanks, everybody who submitted a definition; here we go! I think I'll give a week as the deadline for voting; so by Wednesday, November 2nd., make your decisions, and make them well!
a. A man, who, in the Middle Ages, had to go into the tunnels beneath towns and castles and clear out the plumbing when it got stopped up; gong is from the OE word for dung.
b. A hollywood talent scout.
c. noun. From the Vietnamese French. One who shapes, makes and tunes cymbals used in Vietnamese music. After formier meaning "one who shapes a hat."
d. a middleman who can arrange for someone to be awarded medals etc.
e. one who farms genetically original naturally grown crops
f. slang,obsolete: a derogatory reference to a farmer who quit after the dinner gong rang instead of taking advantage of long evenings and good weather to plant or harvest.
g. one who uses drugs by smoking them; Cockney rhyming-slang, from "bong warmer"
h. A soldier who actively seeks danger, looking for the chance to win medals.
i. Collector of "road apples" in Amish country.
j. A seller of used fats and oils.
k. the timing device in a grandfather clock.
l. One who grows sunflowers for the seeds, usually to be used in bird seed mix.
#149389 - 10/26/05 05:02 AM Re: Gong farmer defined Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 3,065 Bingley
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As the first person to vote I'll go for l since it looks like a No. 1.
#149390 - 10/26/05 09:44 AM Re: Gong farmer defined Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 13,803 Faldage
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Ooh. I'm tossed between D and H. I mo go for H.
#149391 - 10/26/05 09:50 AM Re: Gong farmer defined Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 3,467 TEd Remington
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Fong (rhymes with gong):
Yeah, when I saw those two definitions they rang a bell in my mind, so to speak. So to cover the bases I'll go with D.
#149392 - 10/26/05 09:57 AM Re: Gong farmer defined Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 3,230 sjmaxq
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Te Ika a Maui
Since I have a reputation to protect, I'll choose to B wrong again, no doubt.
noho ora mai
#149393 - 10/26/05 11:05 AM Re: Gong farmer defined Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 7,210 Buffalo Shrdlu
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I like c, but give me a g.
formerly known as etaoin...
#149394 - 10/26/05 12:16 PM Re: Gong farmer defined Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 389 Owlbow
Joined: Oct 2003
Rhode Island, USA
I couldn't come up with a definition, but b is something like what I might have said (sure). Lots of good choices. i seems correct, as does f, but my vote is for f .
#149395 - 10/26/05 12:36 PM Re: Gong farmer defined Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 2,788 Father Steve
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Seattle, Washington, USA
I think I saw this in Organic Gardening and Farming magazine. It's e.
#149396 - 10/26/05 12:49 PM Re: Gong farmer defined Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 427 Marianna
Joined: Jan 2001
For exotic musicality, C gets mah vote.
#149397 - 10/26/05 01:03 PM Re: Gong farmer defined Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 2,379 inselpeter
Joined: Mar 2001
New York City
Are two players allowed to choose the same? Then B. It's phony -- but, even in that, accurate.
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