View Full Version : Vote for YARFA!

Toni Savage
May 31st, 2005, 06:40 PM
Ok-- here are 18 defs for YARFA, one of which came from my dictionary (I double-checked).

This is going to be the real test of the back-and-forth-ness of the tapcis.com and the Coryphaeus/Yahoo thing. So let's give it a full two days this time... deadline for voting is Thursday at 9pm Eastern time (6pm Pacific, and the wee small hours of Friday across the Pond.

Vote for TWO, by reply to this message, wherever you see it. And if you need to reply to a message someone posts, PLEASE change the thread title?

1. A thin slice of meat, usually wrapped around a stuffing and cooked
with wine.

2. The refuse or excrement left by insect larvae.

3. A pale yellowish Australian wood often used for the making of

4. a small single masted sailboat used for fishing in the Red Sea.

5. [Turk.] impurities added to hashish to enhance its flavour.

6. a cauliflower-like mineral accretion found on submerged rock in hot
spring pools at temperatures of at least 60 C (140 F).

7. _Australian slang_ an imaginary artificial lemon flavor, Yellow
Acidic Restaurant Food Additive, used as a joke for any sort of
artificial food additive.

8. (also known as willow wort and witches' bedstraw), herbaceous annual
reaching 5' to 6', flowering white in May.

9. _Arab._ the coiled band, circling the head, that secures a man's
head scarf.

10. peaty soil in Shetland: clayey, sandy or fibrous peat: a peat-bog.

11. flat Japanese cushion for kneeling or sitting.

12. (Hinduism) *Religious* austerity.

13. Prolonged whining

14. A board game with rules similar to stud poker.

15. [Armenian] an old goat

16. in England) a Jamaican drug-dealer's female companion [fm _Yardie_ W
Indian gangster + _fafa_ decorative carseat cover]

17. a bell-weather; the leading animal in a group (usually of sheep), the
one the group tends to follow [Welsh]

18. the thin ropes used to furl the sails; especially of a clipper but
also used of other sailing ships.

Dave Cunningham
May 31st, 2005, 07:17 PM
The forum was officially closed by AOL :(

I'll try 8 and 9 and hope this sytem works!


Daniel Widdis
June 1st, 2005, 12:10 AM
via palmtop from Disneyland...10 & 14 please, though I believe none of the offerings.

June 1st, 2005, 05:33 AM
Boating for me: 4 and 18.


Chris Carson
June 1st, 2005, 07:16 AM
Let's see if I can manage a vote under the new system. Although I think the actual def was inadvertently omitted, I'll cast my points to 13 and 15, the whining old goat. ;-)

Dick Toll
June 1st, 2005, 10:16 AM
I'll take a #4 and a #7, if you don't mind.

Dick Toll

Tim Bourne
June 1st, 2005, 10:44 AM
I'll have 9 and 13, please. The definitions have arrived
here in the newsgroup within the last 2-3 hours; I saw them
first in the old forum!

Tim B

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June 1st, 2005, 10:54 AM
I'll try 3 and 6 --- assuming this works.

(What does one put in the title?)

June 1st, 2005, 12:27 PM
I'll go for 7 and 16

June 1st, 2005, 08:10 PM
I'll go for the ones please, # 1 and #11.