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Daniel Widdis
December 30th, 2015, 03:22 AM
Nineteen definitions for BARLA-FUMBLE are presented below, one of which
came from a respected dictionary.

Please vote for two, by public reply to this message, before the
deadline of 9am PST on Thursday, December 31, 2015, or Noon EST, about
33 hours away. That's 5pm GMT/UTC in the UK, 6pm CET in the
Netherlands, and early in the New Year at 4am AEDT in Melbourne and 6am
NZDT in Wellington, as shown here
<http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=BARLA-FUMBLE+Voting+Deadline&iso=20151231T17&p1=1440>.

1. a tall, tufted wild grass, /Hordeum cooperii/, of the US upper
Midwest and southern Canada; a frequent pasture invader, it is mildly
toxic to livestock. Also called "gripeweed".

2. Scottish English; used dismissively in English by speakers of
Scottish Gaelic; [ < Gael. Béarla na hAlban, 'Scottish English']

3. a type of plant, growing to about a foot in height when mature,
that produces tiny burrs on multiform heads.

4. A Jamaican dessert consisting of coconut, mango, breadfruit,
Jamaican plums and whipped cream.

5. /sl./ a jumble of printers type, sometimes used for greeking. (see
/pi/ and /greeking/)

6. to rub grain on stretched leather as a way of softening the texture

7. A call for a truce by one who has fallen in wrestling or play

8. [Scot.] a savory Christmas pudding with a barley base

9. A small supporting beam or bar.

10. to becloud; to obscure

11. nonsense, gobbledegook.

12. an early form of conveyor for building hay ricks.

13. a confection of honeycomb toffee made with barley water

14. The accidental utterance of a different word from the one intended.

15. In field hockey, a shot played with the reverse (rounded) end of the
hockey stick

16. failure to catch a team-mate's throw in a dwarf-tossing contest
(<Turk. bärlad = dwarf).

17. Slight movement of a cartoon character or object, indicated by
parenthesis-shaped lines on both sides.

18. In lacrosse, a maneuver in which a player passes the ball to his own
goalie who then passes it to another team member.

19. A gin based cocktail popular during the British Raj period in India
[from a corruption of the Hindi phrase meaning "for Queen and country"]

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Hugo Kornelis
December 30th, 2015, 03:47 AM
Hi Dan,

I'll pass on all the plants. Instead I'll go for one of the two (three
if you count the hilarious but improbable dwarf toss) sports-related
definitions, and one of the three (four if you count the improbable but
hilarious dwarf toss) barla-etymolgy-based definitions:

13. a confection of honeycomb toffee made with barley water

18. In lacrosse, a maneuver in which a player passes the ball to his own
goalie who then passes it to another team member.

Cheers,
Hugo


Op 30-12-2015 om 9:22 schreef Daniel Widdis:
> Nineteen definitions for BARLA-FUMBLE are presented below, one of
> which came from a respected dictionary.
>
> Please vote for two, by public reply to this message, before the
> deadline of 9am PST on Thursday, December 31, 2015, or Noon EST, about
> 33 hours away. That's 5pm GMT/UTC in the UK, 6pm CET in the
> Netherlands, and early in the New Year at 4am AEDT in Melbourne and
> 6am NZDT in Wellington, as shown here
> <http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=BARLA-FUMBLE+Voting+Deadline&iso=20151231T17&p1=1440>.
>
> 1. a tall, tufted wild grass, /Hordeum cooperii/, of the US upper
> Midwest and southern Canada; a frequent pasture invader, it is mildly
> toxic to livestock. Also called "gripeweed".
>
> 2. Scottish English; used dismissively in English by speakers of
> Scottish Gaelic; [ < Gael. Béarla na hAlban, 'Scottish English']
>
> 3. a type of plant, growing to about a foot in height when mature,
> that produces tiny burrs on multiform heads.
>
> 4. A Jamaican dessert consisting of coconut, mango, breadfruit,
> Jamaican plums and whipped cream.
>
> 5. /sl./ a jumble of printers type, sometimes used for greeking. (see
> /pi/ and /greeking/)
>
> 6. to rub grain on stretched leather as a way of softening the texture
>
> 7. A call for a truce by one who has fallen in wrestling or play
>
> 8. [Scot.] a savory Christmas pudding with a barley base
>
> 9. A small supporting beam or bar.
>
> 10. to becloud; to obscure
>
> 11. nonsense, gobbledegook.
>
> 12. an early form of conveyor for building hay ricks.
>
> 13. a confection of honeycomb toffee made with barley water
>
> 14. The accidental utterance of a different word from the one intended.
>
> 15. In field hockey, a shot played with the reverse (rounded) end of
> the hockey stick
>
> 16. failure to catch a team-mate's throw in a dwarf-tossing contest
> (<Turk. bärlad = dwarf).
>
> 17. Slight movement of a cartoon character or object, indicated by
> parenthesis-shaped lines on both sides.
>
> 18. In lacrosse, a maneuver in which a player passes the ball to his
> own goalie who then passes it to another team member.
>
> 19. A gin based cocktail popular during the British Raj period in
> India [from a corruption of the Hindi phrase meaning "for Queen and
> country"]
>
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Tim B
December 30th, 2015, 05:54 AM
6 and 7, please.

Best wishes,
Tim Bourne.

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Johnb - co.uk
December 30th, 2015, 07:08 AM
#7 and #8 for me please

*John*
On 12/30/2015 8:22 AM, Daniel Widdis wrote:
> Nineteen definitions for BARLA-FUMBLE are presented below, one of
> which came from a respected dictionary.
>
> Please vote for two, by public reply to this message, before the
> deadline of 9am PST on Thursday, December 31, 2015, or Noon EST, about
> 33 hours away. That's 5pm GMT/UTC in the UK, 6pm CET in the
> Netherlands, and early in the New Year at 4am AEDT in Melbourne and
> 6am NZDT in Wellington, as shown here
> <http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=BARLA-FUMBLE+Voting+Deadline&iso=20151231T17&p1=1440>.
>
> 1. a tall, tufted wild grass, /Hordeum cooperii/, of the US upper
> Midwest and southern Canada; a frequent pasture invader, it is mildly
> toxic to livestock. Also called "gripeweed".
>
> 2. Scottish English; used dismissively in English by speakers of
> Scottish Gaelic; [ < Gael. Béarla na hAlban, 'Scottish English']
>
> 3. a type of plant, growing to about a foot in height when mature,
> that produces tiny burrs on multiform heads.
>
> 4. A Jamaican dessert consisting of coconut, mango, breadfruit,
> Jamaican plums and whipped cream.
>
> 5. /sl./ a jumble of printers type, sometimes used for greeking. (see
> /pi/ and /greeking/)
>
> 6. to rub grain on stretched leather as a way of softening the texture
>
> 7. A call for a truce by one who has fallen in wrestling or play
>
> 8. [Scot.] a savory Christmas pudding with a barley base
>
> 9. A small supporting beam or bar.
>
> 10. to becloud; to obscure
>
> 11. nonsense, gobbledegook.
>
> 12. an early form of conveyor for building hay ricks.
>
> 13. a confection of honeycomb toffee made with barley water
>
> 14. The accidental utterance of a different word from the one intended.
>
> 15. In field hockey, a shot played with the reverse (rounded) end of
> the hockey stick
>
> 16. failure to catch a team-mate's throw in a dwarf-tossing contest
> (<Turk. bärlad = dwarf).
>
> 17. Slight movement of a cartoon character or object, indicated by
> parenthesis-shaped lines on both sides.
>
> 18. In lacrosse, a maneuver in which a player passes the ball to his
> own goalie who then passes it to another team member.
>
> 19. A gin based cocktail popular during the British Raj period in
> India [from a corruption of the Hindi phrase meaning "for Queen and
> country"]
>
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Judy Madnick
December 30th, 2015, 08:15 AM
I'll take 6 and 14 -- 6 "to rub grain on stretched leather as a way of softening the texture" in memory of the Gloversville, NY, now-defunct glove industry and 14 because it sounds like a definition for the original (now-defunct!) word submitted by Dan and could have been used to trick us. :-)

Judy Madnick
Albany, NY



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From: "Daniel Widdis" <widdis (AT) dixonary (DOT) net>
To: dixonary (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com;
Dated: 12/30/2015 3:22:11 AM
Subject: [Dixonary] Round 2671: Vote for BARLA-FUMBLE

Nineteen definitions for BARLA-FUMBLE are presented below, one of which came from a respected dictionary.

Please vote for two, by public reply to this message, before the deadline of 9am PST on Thursday, December 31, 2015, or Noon EST, about 33 hours away. That's 5pm GMT/UTC in the UK, 6pm CET in the Netherlands, and early in the New Year at 4am AEDT in Melbourne and 6am NZDT in Wellington, as shown here.

1. a tall, tufted wild grass, Hordeum cooperii, of the US upper Midwest and southern Canada; a frequent pasture invader, it is mildly toxic to livestock. Also called "gripeweed".

2. Scottish English; used dismissively in English by speakers of Scottish Gaelic; [ < Gael. Béarla na hAlban, 'Scottish English']

3. a type of plant, growing to about a foot in height when mature, that produces tiny burrs on multiform heads.

4. A Jamaican dessert consisting of coconut, mango, breadfruit, Jamaican plums and whipped cream.

5. sl. a jumble of printers type, sometimes used for greeking. (see pi and greeking)

6. to rub grain on stretched leather as a way of softening the texture

7. A call for a truce by one who has fallen in wrestling or play

8. [Scot.] a savory Christmas pudding with a barley base

9. A small supporting beam or bar.

10. to becloud; to obscure

11. nonsense, gobbledegook.

12. an early form of conveyor for building hay ricks.

13. a confection of honeycomb toffee made with barley water

14. The accidental utterance of a different word from the one intended.

15. In field hockey, a shot played with the reverse (rounded) end of the hockey stick

16. failure to catch a team-mate's throw in a dwarf-tossing contest (<Turk. bärlad = dwarf).

17. Slight movement of a cartoon character or object, indicated by parenthesis-shaped lines on both sides.

18. In lacrosse, a maneuver in which a player passes the ball to his own goalie who then passes it to another team member.

19. A gin based cocktail popular during the British Raj period in India [from a corruption of the Hindi phrase meaning "for Queen and country"]



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endash@verizon.net
December 30th, 2015, 08:42 AM
My guesses are numbers 4 and 11. &nbsp; -- Dick Weltz
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On 12/30/15, Daniel Widdis&lt;widdis (AT) dixonary (DOT) net&gt; wrote:

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Nineteen definitions for BARLA-FUMBLE are presented below, one of which came from a respected dictionary.

Please vote for two, by public reply to this message, before the deadline of 9am PST on Thursday, December 31, 2015, or Noon EST, about 33 hours away.&nbsp; That's 5pm GMT/UTC in the UK, 6pm CET in the Netherlands, and early in the New Year at 4am AEDT in Melbourne and 6am NZDT in Wellington, as shown here.

&nbsp;1. a tall, tufted wild grass, Hordeum cooperii, of the US upper Midwest and southern Canada; a frequent pasture invader, it is mildly toxic to livestock. Also called &quot;gripeweed&quot;.

&nbsp;2. Scottish English; used dismissively in English by speakers of Scottish Gaelic; [ &lt; Gael. Béarla na hAlban, 'Scottish English']

&nbsp;3. a type of plant, growing to about a foot in height when mature, that produces tiny burrs on multiform heads.

&nbsp;4. A Jamaican dessert consisting of coconut, mango, breadfruit, Jamaican plums and whipped cream.

&nbsp;5. sl. a jumble of printers type, sometimes used for greeking. (see pi and greeking)

&nbsp;6. to rub grain on stretched leather as a way of softening the texture

&nbsp;7. A call for a truce by one who has fallen in wrestling or play

&nbsp;8. [Scot.] a savory Christmas pudding with a barley base

&nbsp;9. A small supporting beam or bar.

10. to becloud; to obscure

11. nonsense, gobbledegook.

12. an early form of conveyor for building hay ricks.

13. a confection of honeycomb toffee made with barley water

14. The accidental utterance of a different word from the one intended.

15. In field hockey, a shot played with the reverse (rounded) end of the hockey stick

16. failure to catch a team-mate's throw in a dwarf-tossing contest (&lt;Turk. bärlad = dwarf).

17. Slight movement of a cartoon character or object, indicated by parenthesis-shaped lines on both sides.

18. In lacrosse, a maneuver in which a player passes the ball to his own goalie who then passes it to another team member.

19. A gin based cocktail popular during the British Raj period in India [from a corruption of the Hindi phrase meaning &quot;for Queen and country&quot;]





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Guerri Stevens
December 30th, 2015, 08:50 AM
I vote for 2 and 15.

Guerri
On 12/30/2015 3:22 AM, Daniel Widdis wrote:
>
> 2. Scottish English; used dismissively in English by speakers of
> Scottish Gaelic; [ < Gael. Béarla na hAlban, 'Scottish English']
>
> 15. In field hockey, a shot played with the reverse (rounded) end of
> the hockey stick

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France International/Mike Shefler
December 30th, 2015, 10:00 AM
I'll go with 4 and 8 to satisfy my hunger for exotic foods.

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Dave Cunningham
December 30th, 2015, 11:17 AM
8 and 11 for no reason at all

Dave


On Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 3:22:14 AM UTC-5, Daniel Widdis wrote:

> Nineteen definitions for BARLA-FUMBLE are presented below, one of which
> came from a respected dictionary.
>
> Please vote for two, by public reply to this message, before the deadline
> of 9am PST on Thursday, December 31, 2015, or Noon EST, about 33 hours
> away. That's 5pm GMT/UTC in the UK, 6pm CET in the Netherlands, and early
> in the New Year at 4am AEDT in Melbourne and 6am NZDT in Wellington, as
> shown here
> <http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=BARLA-FUMBLE+Voting+Deadline&iso=20151231T17&p1=1440>
> .
>
> 1. a tall, tufted wild grass, *Hordeum cooperii*, of the US upper
> Midwest and southern Canada; a frequent pasture invader, it is mildly toxic
> to livestock. Also called "gripeweed".
>
> 2. Scottish English; used dismissively in English by speakers of Scottish
> Gaelic; [ < Gael. Béarla na hAlban, 'Scottish English']
>
> 3. a type of plant, growing to about a foot in height when mature, that
> produces tiny burrs on multiform heads.
>
> 4. A Jamaican dessert consisting of coconut, mango, breadfruit, Jamaican
> plums and whipped cream.
>
> 5. *sl.* a jumble of printers type, sometimes used for greeking. (see
> *pi* and *greeking*)
>
> 6. to rub grain on stretched leather as a way of softening the texture
>
> 7. A call for a truce by one who has fallen in wrestling or play
>
> 8. [Scot.] a savory Christmas pudding with a barley base
>
> 9. A small supporting beam or bar.
>
> 10. to becloud; to obscure
>
> 11. nonsense, gobbledegook.
>
> 12. an early form of conveyor for building hay ricks.
>
> 13. a confection of honeycomb toffee made with barley water
>
> 14. The accidental utterance of a different word from the one intended.
>
> 15. In field hockey, a shot played with the reverse (rounded) end of the
> hockey stick
>
> 16. failure to catch a team-mate's throw in a dwarf-tossing contest
> (<Turk. bärlad = dwarf).
>
> 17. Slight movement of a cartoon character or object, indicated by
> parenthesis-shaped lines on both sides.
>
> 18. In lacrosse, a maneuver in which a player passes the ball to his own
> goalie who then passes it to another team member.
>
> 19. A gin based cocktail popular during the British Raj period in India
> [from a corruption of the Hindi phrase meaning "for Queen and country"]
>
>

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Paul Keating
December 30th, 2015, 11:52 AM
I'll go for the nonsense: 11 & 19.

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Steve Graham
December 30th, 2015, 12:21 PM
8 and 13 please



Steve Graham

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Albert Einstein




8. [Scot.] a savory Christmas pudding with a barley base

13. a confection of honeycomb toffee made with barley water




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—Keith Hale—
December 30th, 2015, 02:24 PM
2 & 3 are my votes - although the dwarf toss one is funny, if untrue. If
true, not so funny.

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Efrem Mallach
December 30th, 2015, 03:46 PM
Maybe I’m feeling the effects of getting close to dinner time, but I’ll take the two edible ones: 4 and 13.

Happy New Year to all!

Efrem

=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
> On Dec 30, 2015, at 3:22 AM, Daniel Widdis <widdis (AT) dixonary (DOT) net> wrote:
>
> Nineteen definitions for BARLA-FUMBLE are presented below, one of which came from a respected dictionary.
>
> Please vote for two, by public reply to this message, before the deadline of 9am PST on Thursday, December 31, 2015, or Noon EST, about 33 hours away. That's 5pm GMT/UTC in the UK, 6pm CET in the Netherlands, and early in the New Year at 4am AEDT in Melbourne and 6am NZDT in Wellington, as shown here <http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=BARLA-FUMBLE+Voting+Deadline&iso=20151231T17&p1=1440>.
>
>
>
> 4. A Jamaican dessert consisting of coconut, mango, breadfruit, Jamaican plums and whipped cream.
>
>
> 13. a confection of honeycomb toffee made with barley water

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Shani Naylor
December 30th, 2015, 04:17 PM
I'll try 5 & 17, just to be different.

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Dodi Schultz
December 30th, 2015, 08:14 PM
I really don't believe a single one. But I'll vote. Because voting is a
right and privilege and something to be treasured and this looks like a
better choice than I'll be having any time next year. I'll go with

> 8. [Scot.] a savory Christmas pudding with a barley base
and
> 17. Slight movement of a cartoon character or object, indicated by
> parenthesis-shaped lines on both sides.

—Dodi

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nancygoat
December 31st, 2015, 12:28 AM
Great word. I'll take 10 and 17 today.

Nancy


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Jim Hart
December 31st, 2015, 01:31 AM
It's a festive season so our dealer may be over-indulging. One of us will
get our just desserts if I vote for 4 and 8.

Jim


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Tim Lodge
December 31st, 2015, 04:11 AM
I'll go for the corruptions, 2 and 19, please.

-- Tim L

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