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The Ego-Deflating Quiz of the Week Druid - 10/04/2004 06:21:47 AM

This week: Side by Side

Can you find your way around a dictionary? Look at these pairs of definitions (all taken from dictionaries in xreferplus) and try to decide which words they describe.

Each word in a pair is next to the other word in the dictionary. For example, if the definitions are "The young of a horse or of a related animal/A mass of tiny bubbles forming on the surface of liquids", the answer would be the words "foal" and "foam", which are next to one another in Chambers 21st Century Dictionary.

This week's xrefer quiz is a real pain. I managed six, somehow

QUESTIONS:

1. A child's usually small toy having the likeness of a human/A basic unit of currency in Australia, Bahamas,...United States, and Zimbabwe.

2. Directions for making something, especially for preparing and cooking food/A person or thing that receives something.

3. A style of rap music associated with urban street gangs and characterized by violent, tough-talking, often misogynistic lyrics/A member of an organized group of criminals.

4. Feed for livestock, especially coarsely chopped hay or straw/A personal enemy.

5. Opposition to war as a means of settling disputes/To allay the anger or agitation of (somebody).

6. A seat, for two or more people, with a back and usually with arms/Any of various breeds of large gun dog, having silky coats and plumed tails.

7. A monastery of lamas/The young of a sheep.

8. A hard outer covering, such as the upper shell of a turtle/A unit of weight for precious stones, equal to 200mg.

9. Showing little energy, interest, enthusiasm, etc./Someone who does menial work.

10. A cross between a horse and a zebra/A species of domestic cattle, native to S. Asia, with a light-coloured coat, large upturned horns, long pendulous ears and a prominent hump on its shoulders.

ANSWERS:

To find out the answers, and to see just how well you did, just click the link.



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The Ego-Deflating Quiz of the Week - 10/04/2004 06:21:47 AM 567 Views
Lamasery, who the hell has heard of a Lamasery??? - 10/04/2004 06:31:26 AM 26 Views
Thousands of Tibetans, at least - 10/04/2004 06:36:18 AM 19 Views
Bah! Who the hell has heard of half those words??? - 10/04/2004 07:22:41 AM 20 Views
Evidently patternweaver has - 10/04/2004 07:25:51 AM 14 Views
hmmm, 7 - 10/04/2004 07:31:04 AM 14 Views
Six! And I am not even english-speaking! Very proud of myself ... *NM* - 10/04/2004 09:09:11 AM 10 Views
As you should be *NM* - 12/04/2004 09:22:25 PM 8 Views
six - 10/04/2004 10:20:16 AM 15 Views
7 *NM* - 10/04/2004 10:21:20 AM 7 Views
Reetideetidee... - 10/04/2004 11:49:36 AM 24 Views
*understands* - 11/04/2004 05:55:00 AM 11 Views
It was the unabridged Oxford dictionary. - 12/04/2004 12:01:47 AM 9 Views
Pardon me for asking, but........ - 12/04/2004 06:58:47 AM 16 Views
Let's just say that it was very fibrous. *NM* - 12/04/2004 04:45:54 PM 7 Views
weekly/weep - 10/04/2004 12:01:59 PM 23 Views
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Again - 12/04/2004 07:35:23 PM 9 Views
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You're right again. - 14/04/2004 11:11:31 AM 10 Views
eight. sweet. - 10/04/2004 01:41:18 PM 16 Views
i feel dumb, 3 *NM* - 10/04/2004 09:29:05 PM 7 Views
Bugger - 13/04/2004 05:54:32 AM 30 Views
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