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#198300 - 03/14/11 05:46 PM GROUGH ; definitions  
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A March Hog needs no cleaning. Springtime hogs want to be out on an adventure.
Not hot tubs, but a dig in de porridge trough and a roll in the mud.
Earthy definitions..... you can dig your burrow down to the deepest essence, muffle a word, plant a tree, climb a mountain, fill up a hole in the the road and have a sturdy meal or a stout drink. Build your Chapel.

......................Pick and choose and beware of quicksands.

*Voting till Monday 21. Open to submitters, subscribers, invisibles, guests and spiders.*


a) archaic Scots term for whole oats cooked with beer and butter.


b) a patch of quicksand (or similar) between the hillocks of swamp.


c) a drink made with water or "small beer" and rum, which was introduced into the Royal Navy in 1740. Pronounced grog


d) a geological land feature formed by an oceanic eddy; when the sea level recedes the depression left behind is termed a grough


e) to speak a muffled word into ones hand as if to cough.


f) to plant something again or in a new place


g) a small burrowing North American marsupial, related to the opossum


h) (pronounced "grok")-to understand thoroughy and completely, to the deepest essence. A Martian word, coined by Robert Heinlein in Stranger in a Strange Land; it became a cult word in the Science Fiction world in the 1960s.


i) mounteneering a natural channel or fissure in a peat moor; a peat hag


j)a road surface marked with potholes


k)a method of stone construction which produces a vaulted ceiling.




#198302 - 03/14/11 06:18 PM Re: GROUGH ; definitions [Re: BranShea]  
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j) a road surface marked with potholes

if this isn't it, I'm adopting it right now for our road surfaces

#198303 - 03/14/11 07:47 PM Re: GROUGH ; definitions [Re: BranShea]  
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I'll take d) a geological land feature formed by an oceanic eddy; when the sea level recedes the depression left behind is termed a grough, if I may.

#198306 - 03/14/11 10:54 PM Re: GROUGH ; definitions [Re: Father Steve]  
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I'm for "B" quicksand sounds like the word when it sucks
something up.


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#198310 - 03/15/11 01:54 AM Re: GROUGH ; definitions [Re: BranShea]  
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A for me.

#198313 - 03/15/11 02:17 AM Re: GROUGH ; definitions [Re: BranShea]  
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I'll take k) a method of stone construction which produces a vaulted ceiling.

(from the same people who brought you "coign")

#198314 - 03/15/11 10:04 AM Re: GROUGH ; definitions [Re: BranShea]  
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Chalk up another one for A

#198318 - 03/15/11 12:29 PM Re: GROUGH ; definitions [Re: BranShea]  
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I do like marsupials, but F is lovely. so, F.


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#198319 - 03/15/11 01:04 PM Re: GROUGH ; definitions [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]  
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gee Buff I'll take it then! I like small burrowing animals and possums. G for C

#198328 - 03/15/11 08:43 PM Re: GROUGH ; definitions [Re: Candy]  
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hmmm...I'm stuck between I and D...and B...oh this is so hard to choose! hmmm I think I'll go for...I...D...I...yes I vote for I


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