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#178532 08/06/08 04:41 PM
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frampold.. choose one:

a) in Post and Beam construction: the mortises of the ridge beam which accept the tenons of the end roof rafters

b) sour-tempered, cross, disagreeable, peevish

c) the setting on which parallel bars are anchored in gymnastics

d) a cool room for storage and maturation of harvested raspberries prior to making them into wine

e) the lower jaw of the clamp used to lift logs onto a logging truck

f) a winding mechanism for ropes on a clipper ship

g) of, or pertaining to, land resumed by a local government authority for purposes of public use

h) a European breed of cow, raised chiefly for milk, but also occasionally used for meat

i) to defeat (an opponent) at tables by one of the two methods recognized by the laws of the game

j) a tuning gauge of the timpani or kettle drums


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Uh-huh.

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 Originally Posted By: Faldage
Uh-huh.


huh?


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My goodness. That is an eclectic bunch, isn't it.

I'll start the bidding with a G.

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I LOVE d but I'll take e.

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um... I think you forgot to add the real definition!

Well, if I have to choose, I'll go for the first one, 'a'

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E please.

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Yes, d is very enticing, but I choose
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Sheesh - no wonder this was pointed out to me...

I'll take C. The Olympics are about to start, y'know... it might be temporo-topical.

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I don't buy the capitalization of "Post and Beam" so (A) is out. I like (B)'s directness. I don't believe "the setting" in (C). I don't believe (D) because I don't think raspberry wine would have a unique name for storage rooms over other types of vinoculture. The wording of (E) lacks a certain 'dictionary flavor.' (F) is attractive but I just read a long passage in Patrick O'Brian this week about winding ropes and there was no mention of the term. (G) has just the sort of faux dictionary language that I like to employ in my fake definitions. Then again maybe it is true. (H) is another too-jocular entry IMO. (I) is vague -- what game is referred to? (J) does not jive with my [limited] musical knowledge.

I cast my vote for (B) .


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