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This week we will consider commonplace, everyday objects familiar to us all -- the name for which is obscure.

Since last week's theme covered only five of the seven days, this week's will cover two extra days.
 
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What do you call the ornamental piece that screws into the top of a lamp, to hold the shade in place?

Bonus: You screw that ornament onto a metal bar that runs above the bulb and then down on opposite sides of the bulb. What do you call that metal bar?
 
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You screw that ornament onto a metal bar that runs above the bulb and then down on opposite sides of the bulb. What do you call that metal bar?


The bar is called a "harp", but I can't remember the name of the other piece. It'll come to me.

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It's usually known as a hingepin

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What is the decorative metal plate around a keyhole, drawer pull, or doorknob?

[Note: for answers to wordcrafter's questions in this thread, click on the url.]
 
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What is the part of a sundial that projects a shadow?


Heh! That's the first one in this series I've known!
 
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When you buckle your belt, you thread the excess strap through a loop on the front part of the belt, just above the buckle. What is that loop called?
 
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Hey, wordcrafter, I just want to say how much I am enjoying these this week! big grin
 
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Thank you, angel! smile So tell me:

What is the little plastic tip of a shoelace, without which it is a frustrating task mad to try to thread the shoelace through the hole in your shoe?

Bonus: what is that hole called?
 
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What are the two buttons an old-fashion telephone receiver rests on? (They rise wwhen you lift the receiver, triggering a dial tone.)
 
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Hey, wordcrafter, I just want to say how much I am enjoying these this week!

Well, Angel, it depends on how competitive one is! Grrrr! mad I am 0/9!

(Seriously, it was fun!)
 
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Not to worry, Kalleh. I knew only one of these words before I started researching this topic.

Coffee is sometimes served in a cheap and disposable white plastic cone, without a handle and too thin to allow one to hold it with hot coffee. It snaps into a holder that has a handle. What do you call that holder?

Bonus: What is the mark left on the table by a moist glass?
 
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