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Dodi Schultz
June 6th, 2005, 03:22 PM
Well, we seem to have weathered our first full round after being tossed
abruptly out of our comfortable Parlor and out into the cold, cruel
Webworld. We've even welcomed back a couple of former Dixonarians!

Two players, Chris Carson and Dave Cunningham, guessed rightly that a
tragopan is an Asian pheasant, which gave Chris four points and the deal
for the upcoming round. Two others, both residents of England--John Barrs
and Marijke van Gans--*knew* somehow that a tragopan is an Asian pheasant
and were DQs; so did Tim Lodge, who *would* have been a DQ except he's been
too busy changing nappies to play this round.

(How come people in England know so much about Asian pheasants?)

The runners-up, a/k/a "real winners," with three points apiece, are Dave,
Tony Abell, Len Goran, and Russ Heimerson.

Details, below.

Over to you, Chris!

--DS

1. an edible British crab.
Submitter: Goran Votes: 5 & 11 0 + 3 = 3
Voted for by: Madnick; Shefler; Wetzstein

2. lack of trustworthiness.
Submitter: Widdis Votes: 11 & 20 0 + 1 = 1
Voted for by: Carson

3. _Architecture_ a concave molding.
Submitter: Kryvko Votes: 8 & 14 0 + 0 = 0
Voted for by:

4. a wide-angle video camera for shooting stills.
Submitter: Kornelis Votes: 6 & 8 0 + 2 = 2
Voted for by: Crom; Toll

5. a knitted, unbleached cotton fabric for underwear.
Submitter: Carson Votes: 2 & *12* 2 + 2 = 4
Voted for by: Goran; Hirst

6. sweetmeats flavored with basil, tarragon and honey.
Submitter: van Gans Vote: DQ DQ + 1 = 1
Voted for by: Kornelis

7. _Med._ a drill, especially one used for craniotomy.
Submitter: Cunningham Votes: *12* & 13 2 + 1 = 3
Voted for by: Abell

8. a placebo used in several double-blind drug studies.
Submitter: Hirst Votes: 5 & 10 0 + 2 = 2
Voted for by: Kryvko; Kornelis

9. a minor operation on the knee to relieve fluid pressure.
Submitter: Bourne Vote: N/V 0 + 1 = 1
Voted for by: Stevens

10. an instrument for recording the contours of deep oceans.
Submitter: Madnick Votes: 1 & 15 0 + 1 = 1
Voted for by: Hirst

11. a curved drawknife for scooping out chair seats, bowls, etc.
Submitter: Heimerson Vote: N/V 0 + 3 = 3
Voted for by: Goran; Widdis; Crom

12. an Asian pheasant, the male of which has fleshy horns on its head.
Submitter: Concise OED Vote: N/A D2
Voted for by: Carson; Cunningham

13. _Surg._ a device for retracting the meninges during brain surgery.
Submitter: Shefler Votes: 1 & 17 0 + 2 = 2
Voted for by: Cunningham; Wetzstein

14. deposits of loose rock left at the sides and bottoms of glacial
valleys.
Submitter: Abell Votes: 7 & 19 0 + 3 = 3
Voted for by: Kryvko; Savage; Stevens

15. a small member of the macaque family, found mainly in northeast
Afghanistan.
Submitter: Savage Votes: 14 & 18 0 + 1 = 1
Voted for by: Madnick

16. a kind of candy much like peanut brittle, except containing chopped
hazelnuts.
Submitter: Crom Votes: 4 & 11 0 + 1 = 1
Voted for by: Toll

17. the sense of fear evoked by the god Pan. [Coined by Grahame in _Wind
in the Willows_]
Submitter: Barrs Vote: DQ DQ + 1 = 1
Voted for by: Shefler

18. a minor court rank in African kingdoms [12th century]; comparable to
baronet in English court society.
Submitter: Toll Votes: 4 & 16 0 + 1 = 1
Voted for by: Savage

19. _Med._ any tropical disease caused by trypanosomes and typically
transmitted by biting insects, esp. sleeping sickness and Chagas'
disease.
Submitter: Stevens Votes: 9 & 14 0 + 1 = 1
Voted for by: Abell

20. narrow-necked pottery vessels, usu. decorated with black and red
abstract designs, used by some ancient Philippine peoples, probably
for worship.
Submitter: Shepherdson Vote: N/V 0 + 1 = 1
Voted for by: Widdis

No def: Wetzstein Votes: 1 & 13 0 + 0 = 0


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Player Def# Voted for Points
------------------------------ ---- ----------- ---------------
Abell ........................ 14 7 & 19 0 + 3 = 3
Barrs ........................ 17 DQ DQ + 1 = 1
Bourne ....................... 9 N/V 0 + 1 = 1
Carson ....................... 5 2 & *12* 2 + 2 = 4
Concise OED .................. 12 N/A D2
Crom ......................... 16 4 & 11 0 + 1 = 1
Cunningham ................... 7 *12* & 13 2 + 1 = 3
Goran ........................ 1 5 & 11 0 + 3 = 3
Heimerson .................... 11 N/V 0 + 3 = 3
Hirst ........................ 8 5 & 10 0 + 2 = 2
Kornelis ..................... 4 6 & 8 0 + 2 = 2
Kryvko ....................... 3 8 & 14 0 + 0 = 0
Madnick ...................... 10 1 & 15 0 + 1 = 1
Savage ....................... 15 14 & 18 0 + 1 = 1
Shefler ...................... 13 1 & 17 0 + 2 = 2
Shepherdson .................. 20 N/V 0 + 1 = 1
Stevens ...................... 19 9 & 14 0 + 1 = 1
Toll ......................... 18 4 & 16 0 + 1 = 1
van Gans ..................... 6 DQ DQ + 1 = 1
Wetzstein .................... 1 & 13 0 + 0 = 0
Widdis ....................... 2 11 & 20 0 + 1 = 1



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Judy Madnick
June 6th, 2005, 03:32 PM
----- Original message ----------------------------------------
From: "Dodi Schultz" <schultz (AT) compuserve (DOT) com>
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Received: 6/6/2005 4:22:28 PM
Subject: [Dixonary] Round 1615 (TRAGOPAN): Scores & final report

And it now looks beautiful since I've made some changes. Whew!

Congratulations on getting through this round, Dodi.

Judy Madnick
Albany, NY



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Chris Carson
June 6th, 2005, 03:47 PM
I guess I won't demand a recount since I was keeping track myself but I'm
chagrined to have copped the deal with a lowly 4 points. Give me a little
slack on the word since besides finding a word, I'm going to have to
re-configure Cory to see if I can get through this.

New word will be along.

Chris
Dealah in Waiting





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Dave Cunningham
June 6th, 2005, 04:30 PM
Proving once again that voting for typos works <g>

Toni Savage
June 6th, 2005, 08:10 PM
I Googled "tragopan" and it seems there are SOCIETIES in England of pheasant-lovers, which have "tragopan" in their names. Go figure!

Toni

Tim Lodge
June 7th, 2005, 05:58 AM
>> (How come people in England know so much about Asian pheasants?) <<

Well, my excuse is that I've always been interested in birds, and years ago my parents gave me a book called "Birds of Asia" with lithographs by the 19th century artist John Gould. If I've got time this evening I'll scan the picture of Temminck's Tragopan and put it on my website.

>> Tim Lodge, who *would* have been a DQ except he's been too busy changing nappies to play this round. <<

Actually, I'm back at home on my own for a couple of days' respite! Just before I left I managed to sort out my daughter's broadband connection, which had been disconnecting every few minutes, so I hope I'll be able to play Dixonary when I get back there. I've switched the Yahoo group to digest, as I was using Webmail at my daughter's and it was impossible to manage the 200 or so messages that came in during the first couple of days that I was there.

Incidentally, I managed to delete Digest Number 103 before I read it this morning, so if there is any vital information in it, would somebody please let me know!

Tim Lodge
June 7th, 2005, 11:04 AM
As promised, I've put an illustrated def of TRAGOPAN at:

http://www.lodge-assocs.co.uk/family/tragopan_def.html