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Old May 4th, 2022, 12:26 PM
Efrem G Mallach
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Default Re: [Dixonary] Round 3249: WHEAL results

Thanks, Tim!

More than one player commented on the incomprehensibility of Dan Widdis's def. #9, "A passing from one note to another by an interval, especially by a long one, or by one including several other and intermediate intervals." This is, in fact, a specialized meaning of "leap" as a noun. Those more musically informed than I am can explain the concept if anyone cares. (It fooled me, BTW, and got one of my votes. I searched for the phrase after voting.)

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> On May 4, 2022, at 1:16 PM, Tim B <dixonary (AT) siam (DOT) co.uk> wrote:
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> In round 3249 Paul Keating earns the top spot with 6 points, 2 for guessing correctly and 4 votes for his definition, "A kind of broken gait, or pace, between an amble and a gallop; reputed a defect in a horse". Joint runners-up were Debbie Embler and Efrem Mallach with 3 points each.
>
> The true definition was 3, “A place of work [Cornish huel]”, which 3 players guessed; some dictionaries say simply "a mine", but though some of the surviving Cornish place names that include Wheal are or were mines, the majority are clay pits or clay dries, and at least two are stone quarries.
>
> Johnny Barrs and Tim Lodge were DQ.
>
> 1 A holy place
> Submitted by Johnny Barrs, who was DQ and scored 0.
> No votes.
>
> 2 To surrender.
> Submitted by Judy Madnick, who voted for 4 and 7 and scored 1.
> Vote from Abell.
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> 3 A place of work [Cornish huel].
> Submitted by OED, which did not vote and scored D3.
> Votes from Abell, Keating, E Mallach.
>
> 4 A cutout cross section of a conch shell.
> Submitted by Debbie Embler, who voted for 5 and 6 and scored 3.
> Votes from Madnick, Shefler and Widdis.
>
> 5 A ring fixed to the structure of a ship as a hold for small lines, tackles, etc.
> Submitted by Shani Naylor, who voted for 6 and 8 and scored 1.
> Votes from Embler and Keating.
>
> 6 A kind of broken gait, or pace, between an amble and a gallop; reputed a defect in a horse.
> Submitted by Paul Keating, who voted for 3* and 5 and scored 5.
> Votes from Embler, Madnick, Naylor and Widdis.
>
> 7 [Bot.] a plant structure in which leaves grow directly from the central stem, not from branches or subsidiary stems.
> Submitted by E Mallach, who voted for 3* and 9 and scored 3.
> Vote from Shefler.
>
> 8 [Devon dialect] a flock of wading birds in flight, particularly those of the family _Calidris_ including Dunlins, Knots, and Sandpipers.
> Submitted by Tim Lodge, who was DQ and scored 1.
> Vote from Naylor.
>
> 9 (Mus.) A passing from one note to another by an interval, especially by a long one, or by one including several other and intermediate intervals.
> Submitted by Dan Widdis, who voted for 4 and 6 and scored 1.
> Vote from E Mallach.
>
> Best wishes,
> Tim Bourne.
>
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