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#189350 - 02/17/10 12:26 PM Re: Sparteye's game [Re: Jackie]  
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Darn! laugh I think I meant this dern:
dern[fr. Fris. dern, hidden, secret, obscure]
now chiefly dialect
1) hidden, secret; crafty, underhanded
2) drear, dark, somber, dire
3) UK : earnest, determined
But an SF approach is just as well.

#189363 - 02/17/10 11:06 PM Re: Sparteye's game [Re: BranShea]  
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From his mountain dern, all alone,
the hermit tried to dial his phone;
alas! he had AT&T!

laugh

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#189367 - 02/18/10 02:55 AM Re: Sparteye's game [Re: BranShea]  
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1) hidden, secret; crafty, underhanded
Ok, so the phone was behind a secret panel! laugh

#189371 - 02/18/10 12:44 PM Re: Sparteye's game [Re: Jackie]  
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The secret panel has vanished.
Please don't kill the killdeer, we have lost the resurrection kit.

INHERIT - ICE CUBES

#189383 - 02/18/10 09:19 PM Re: Sparteye's game [Re: BranShea]  
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Her grandfather twirled the ice cubes in his glass and growled, "If you expect to inherit anything from me, young lady, you'll finish school and get a job!"


TRILOBITE -- TRIPE

#189392 - 02/19/10 02:33 AM Re: Sparteye's game [Re: Coffeebean]  
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"Trilobite! Trilobite?? I ain't no effen trilobite", said the thawed-out* man. "What a load of tripe--I'm not that old!"
*(At first I had frozen man...then I realized he wouldn't be able to speak!)

FORWENT--FRACTURE

#189421 - 02/20/10 12:48 AM Re: Sparteye's game [Re: Jackie]  
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It is interesting that we seldom hear the verb "forwent". Sounds stuffy and pretentious, I guess. I will use "forego" in a sentence, and when needing to put it into past tense, would choose the structure: "decided to forego".

Tom forwent the camping trip due to his fractured thumb.

KIDNEY STONE -- KINDLING

#189433 - 02/21/10 04:47 AM Re: Sparteye's game [Re: Coffeebean]  
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[whisper] Yeah, there wasn't any def. after the word; it just said to see forgo. But it was the headword.[/whisper]

#189462 - 02/23/10 01:27 AM Re: Sparteye's game [Re: Jackie]  
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A Frenchman who lived on the Rhone
Was beset with a large kidney stone.
With a shaft thin as kindling,
His forbearance was dwindling,
And he decided to pass it alone.

MOFETTE - MOLT

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#189464 - 02/23/10 01:52 AM Re: Sparteye's game [Re: beck123]  
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Ha. Thats great!

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