View Full Version : ZOUK Definitions! Vote Now!

Dave Cunningham
June 14th, 2005, 05:13 PM
Here are a slew of real definitions for ZOUK! Vote for two hereof before 8 p m EDT on Wednesday (Bungee-type deadline). As always -- all errors are the fault of the dealer! (Some combining may have occurred -- I try to avoid it as best I can). Thanks!

1. Music, often just a beat using drums and sticks, used for dancing in sub-Saharan French-speaking Africa -possibly a corruption of 'juke'.

2. A traveler's rest-house at the end of a road traveled by relays of palanquins

3. A large horse-drawn passenger carriage. (Amish)

4. A shaft in a glacier caused by water running down a crack

5. A market, or part of a market, in an Arab city. (Var. of _souk_.)

6. One of the bad guys in the German translation of the Superman comics.

7. Mist; smoke; damp [Prov. Eng.]

8. To deliver a surprise fatal blow against an enemy in D&D (Dungeons and Dragons)

9. The common eggplant.

10. (Music) A style of guitar playing in which an object, such as a piece of glass or metal, is passed across the strings to achieve a gliding sound.

11. The letter Z in Africaans.

12. A large black cap, usually of sheepskin or felt, worn in Turkey, the Caucasus, Iran, and neighboring regions.

13. An enclosure for camels.

14. [Pers.] A ribald tale acted out in pantomime by members of the caliph's harem, as entertainment for guests, and often set to music.

15. [Arab.] rock column or arch formed by wind erosion.

16. A popular dance music of the French West Indies, combining African drumming styles with influences from American and Caribbean popular music.

17. A silver coin of ancient Palestine.

18. A two-masted fishing vessel.

19. A usu. colorless aniseed-flavored liqueur.

20. [Arab.] A thick, tufted cushion placed on the floor for seating.


June 14th, 2005, 06:06 PM
I'll vote for #10 and #12, please. And hope this goes to the right place. (g) I just never know.

Dick Toll
June 14th, 2005, 07:15 PM
give me one #15 and a number #19

Daniel B. Widdis
June 14th, 2005, 07:23 PM
1 and 20. I read them all, though.

Dan (who forgot to sign this the first time I clicked Send)...

Marijke van Gans
June 14th, 2005, 09:26 PM
Dave Cunningham listed defs on 05-06-14 22:13 in this group:

> Here are a slew of real definitions for ZOUK! [...]

The carriage drawn by the large horse for me please, with a side order
of aubergine --- 3 and 9.

Regards, marijke [52N 2W]

Wayne Scott
June 14th, 2005, 11:08 PM
7 and 12

Hugo Kornelis
June 15th, 2005, 02:00 AM
Hi Dave,

I'll try my luck with definition 3 and 13.

> 3. A large horse-drawn passenger carriage. (Amish)
> 13. An enclosure for camels.

Best, Hugo

John Barrs
June 15th, 2005, 04:20 AM

What a selection... I'll go for the Arabic ones, #5 and #20 please


Chris Carson
June 15th, 2005, 06:42 AM
Normally I'd avoid all of the Arab or Arab sounding defs, but on the chance
that this is a double bluff I'll go for 13 and 15.


Chuck Emery
June 15th, 2005, 07:47 AM
Dave -

I'll try the camel enclosure and the sailboat -

13 and 18



June 15th, 2005, 08:28 AM
Why is it there are two separate threads showing the votes for Zouk definitions? How can one keep track of the votes in that case.

Also, why are so many people listed as guests?

I get Emails from Cory or I'd never know what's going on.

franellewetz (Frances Wetzstein)

Tim Lodge
June 15th, 2005, 10:16 AM

I'll vote for the variant of souk, because I nearly submitted that def, and the Dungeons and Dragons strike, for no particular reason except that it might be right. That's:

5 and 8 please.

Marijke van Gans
June 15th, 2005, 10:29 AM
franellewetz said on 05-06-15 13:28 GMT:
> Also, why are so many people listed as guests?

When you post by email to the coryphaeus Yahoo! list, the copy that gets
posted at tapcis.com says "guest" even if you're a member or registered
user of tapcis.com (the site doesn't recognise you as the same person).
Just the way the mirroring is set up...

Regards, marijke [52N 2W]

Hugo Kornelis
June 15th, 2005, 12:09 PM
Hi Fran,

> Why is it there are two separate threads showing the votes for Zouk
> definitions?

When people respond by mail to messages from the Coryphaeus group, it
depends on the mail program used if threading information is included in the
mail or not. TAPCIS and OzWin, for example, don't include this threading
information, as the HMI protocol can't handle that part of the Internet-mail

I _think_ that the software of Tapcis.com will still try to put a message in
an existing thread, even if it is without threading information, but that
will only work if the subject is "Re:" plus the original subject. The
automatic inclusion by Yahoo groups of [Coryphaeus] in the subject line
appears to break this matching, as does the habit of TAPCIS (and OzWin, I
think) of not prefixing the subject of a reply with "Re:".

> How can one keep track of the votes in that case.

Hard work.

When I dealt last round, I used the mail messages from Coryphaeus. I moved
them to a seperate folder in Outlook Express and marked them as unread. When
I entered someones votes in Dixomat, I changed the status of the mail
message to read.

> Also, why are so many people listed as guests?

Messages that appear at Tapcis.com from the Coryphaeus group are always
listed as "guest".

Best, Hugo

Chris Carson
June 15th, 2005, 12:11 PM
> Why is it there are two separate threads showing the votes for Zouk
> definitions? How can one keep track of the votes in that case.

I don't know about all of the dealers, but Cory will scan the dealer's inbox
and import messages that have either the word or the round number in the
subject line. This works with most of the common mail clients that support
MAPI but all I can vouch for personally is Outlook Express.


Tony Abell
June 15th, 2005, 01:05 PM
Even as the two-masted fishing boat once again heaves into view, like
some ghastly recurring apparition, I cannot bring myself to vote for
it, even though it is at least as plausible as the others. I'll have
to settle for 13 and 15, please.

Scott Crom
June 15th, 2005, 04:02 PM
I'll have 13 and 20, please.

Scott Crom

Russ Heimerson
June 15th, 2005, 06:16 PM
I'll follow the crowd and go with # 13 and # 20, please.